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

The CDO Council asked for suggestions on a range of topics, including how best to upskill federal employees to learn data skills and share federal data…

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

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‘Hero’ of federal management, DATA Act implementation leaving Treasury

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Virginia Foxx

Rep. Foxx planning ‘GREAT’ legislation to standardize grant data

The Grant Reporting Efficiency and Assistance Transparency Act expands on the DATA Act’s standardized federal spending reports.

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DATA Act’s ‘gentle transition’ offers agencies option to dive in, dip toe in data

Five months after the DATA Act rollout, agencies are able to look back on lessons learned and what the future holds for standardized federal spending reports.

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Hudson Hollister: The challenge of upgrading federal data formats

The government has made progress in opening up its vast stores of data and getting it to flow. But, as it approaches 2017, it still has lots of data on paper or in formats that aren’t machine-readable. So the work continues. In fact, the Data Foundation holds its fourth annual Data Transparency summit this month, and the White House itself will participate. Data Foundation imterim president Hudson Hollister joins the Federal Drive with Tom Temin with more.

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