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Survey: Half of federal chief data officers are unclear about responsibilities

Congress established the chief data officer role in 2018. Four years later, half of those surveyed don’t think their responsibilities are clear.

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How agencies are actually using data and data science to evaluate programs

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CDO Council gets tips on how to recruit talent, share data across agencies

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Federal Data Strategy 2021 action plan sets cross-agency goals on AI, upskilling workforce

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CDOs making progress, feeling confident in role, survey finds

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(AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)Dusk settles over the White House in Washington, Saturday, Jan. 23, 2021. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)

OMB memo elevates evidence-building as ‘need-to-have,’ evaluation experts say

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Federal CDOs still lack clarity around responsibilities, report finds

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Dr. Nancy PotokDoctor Nancy Potok is co-author of the Data Foundation's proposal for a national data service … and former chief statistician of the United States

Could a national data service help leaders make better decisions?

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A man wearing a mask walks past posters encouraging participation in the 2020 Census, Wednesday, April 1, 2020, in Seattle's Capitol Hill neighborhood. Wednesday is Census Day, the date used to reference where a person lives for the once-a-decade count, as the U.S. is almost paralyzed by the spread of the novel coronavirus, but census officials vowed the job would be completed by its year-end deadline. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)

Census Bureau receives ’emergency’ approval to conduct pandemic survey

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OMB’s data reskilling pilot to train executives as well as front-line employees

The Office of Management and Budget will soon launch a reskilling pilot aimed at bringing the federal workforce up to speed on data science skills.

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IG: Cyber crime victims waited for up nine months to be notified by the FBI

In today’s Federal Newscast, an IG report said the FBI’s current notification system lacks complete and reliable data, making it harder for the agency…

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OMB’s Weichert: Government ‘paralyzed by the embarrassment of data’ it cannot use

Just days after President Donald Trump named her the acting director of the Office of Personnel Management, Margaret Weichert, also the Office of Management and Budget’s deputy director for management, outlined some of her top priorities in the new role.

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