Justice Department CIO Joe Klimavicz is gaining additional responsibilities as chief data officer, begging the question whether there is a difference between information and data?
How can we realize the promise of data-driven government? What do Chief Data Officers (CDOs) actually do? How can they help government agencies use data to inform decision making? Join host Michael Keegan as he explores these questions and more with Jane Wiseman, author of the IBM Center report, Data-Driven Government: The Role of Chief Data Officers.
The Department of Homeland Security is studying whether to name a new senior official to serve as its chief data officer. It would be only the fourth cabinet-level agency to do so.
Across the board, federal agencies who’ve appointed a chief data officer have realized significant returns on investment.
For government at all levels, having a chief data officer could help put data to better use. That’s according to Jane Wiseman, a fellow at the Ash Center for Democratic Governance and Innovation at the Harvard Kennedy School. She discussed her research on Federal Drive with Tom Temin.