VA and HHS among agencies who make Chief Data Officer Appointment Deadline

“The July 13 deadline for all Federal agencies to install a Chief Data Officer (CDO) has come and gone. Among the 24 CFO Act agencies, half have named a CDO and the other 12 appear to still be working on it.”

“The CDO appointments are required for all agencies by the Foundations for Evidence-Based Policymaking Act, which also requires the appointment of evaluation officials and statistical officials at agencies. The Office of Management and Budget (OMB) will establish a CDO Council, and agencies will need to send officials to Evidence Act training in September…”

“Since the bill was signed into law on Jan. 14, several agencies have put in place a CDO, or shifted responsibilities of the CDO to the agency’s CIO. Others, however, do not have CDOs listed within the agency organizational structure, or still intend to name one.”

“MeriTalk compiled a list of CFO Act agency CDOs, using an existing list from OMB and outreach to agencies without a listed CDO.”

“MeriTalk compiled a list of CFO Act agency CDOs, using an existing list from OMB and outreach to agencies without a listed CDO.

First, the roll-call of CFO Act agencies with named CDOs that don’t carry other titles:

  • Department of Agriculture: Ted Kaouck;
  • Department of Defense: Michael Conlin;
  • Department of Energy: Pamela Isom;
  • Department of Health and Human Services: Mona Siddiqui;
  • Department of Transportation: Daniel Morgan;
  • Department of Veterans Affairs: Dat Tran;
  • General Services Administration: …”

Read the full article here. 

Source: Half of CFO Act Agencies Make CDO Appointment Deadline – July 18, 2019. MeriTalk.

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