More than ever, the federal government is focused on a comprehensive, evolving data strategy, including the approval of the Foundations for Evidence-Based Policymaking Act of 2018, a law signed by the president a year ago. With unprecedented amounts of data sets coming out of departments, what should federal chief data officers do to get a handle on all the data? “Data governance,” says FERC Chief Data Officer Kirsten Dalboe.
In a panel discussion at the AGL Summit on Nov. 7, Dalboe was joined by CDO Ted Kaouk, U.S. Department of Agriculture, CDO Advisor Pamela Isom, U.S. Department of Energy and CDO Ron Thompson, NASA. Joyce Hunter, former Deputy CIO for the U.S. Department of Agriculture, moderated the session.
“The explosion and volume of data available to professionals continue to accelerate across all disciplines in the public and private sectors, and getting the most out of government data resources is a top priority across the public sector at the federal, state and local levels.” said Hunter. “This is causing agency leaders, chief data officers, chief information officers, and all program executives to look for more effective ways to manage and extract insight from all this data. So now that they can drive better missions and outcomes like improved patient care, faster response to natural disasters and more efficient government operations and improved citizen satisfaction.”
Watch the 35-minute panel discussion below.