On November 9, 2021, join the Data Coalition and data experts for a virtual public forum to discuss the mission, focus areas, and vision of the federal Chief Data Officer (CDO) community. The forum will provide an opportunity for the data community to offer feedback, recommendations, and advice to the federal CDO Council, which is seeking public feedback in its recent Request for Information.
The CDO role and the federal CDO Council were established by the Foundations for Evidence-Based Policymaking Act (Evidence Act) in 2019. Since that time, CDOs have been working to implement the Evidence Act and supporting the Federal Data Strategy. The RFI published in October 2021 seeks feedback on specific questions related to the data workforce, data inventories, data sharing in government and the private sector, data value, ethics, equity, and technology.
Individuals from industry, academia, non-profits, state and local governments, and the general public are invited to participate in the event as speakers or attendees. The number of speaking slots will be limited and interested speakers are invited to indicate topics for discussion by November 3, 2021. Feedback gathered during this public forum will be provided as an input to the CDO Council’s RFI and made publicly available.
All interested speakers must sign-up by November 3, 2021. Selected speakers will be notified on November 4, 2021. Additional information for designated speakers and a detailed agenda are forthcoming.
- Data Foundation 2021 CDO Survey Results: https://www.datafoundation.org/cdo-insights-report-2021
- CDO Council RFI: https://www.federalregister.gov/public-inspection/2021-22267/request-for-information-on-behalf-of-the-federal-chief-data-officers-council
- Federal Data Strategy Overview: https://strategy.data.gov/overview/