“Department of Health and Human Services officials are ‘working through the process’ of determining where the chief data officer should sit within the organization and hiring someone for the job, according to an agency spokesperson.”
“Chief Information Officer Jose Arrieta is serving as acting CDO in the position created by the Foundations for Evidence-Based Policymaking Act in the interim.”
“While some departments like Commerce opted to elevate a CDO already within their ranks — in that case, then National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration CDO Ed Kearns — HHS won’t do that with Mona Siddiqui, the incumbent CDO at the department.”
“Siddiqui has held the title within the Office of the Chief Technology Officer since 2017, but the Evidence Act, signed into law in January, requires all CFO Act agencies to appoint a nonpolitical CDO. That position is different from the one Mona holds, the HHS spokesperson said…” Read the full article here.
Source: HHS will hire a new chief data officer after all – By Dave Nyczepir, November 15, 2019. FedScoop.