On January 25, a House Committee presented a bipartisan proposal to extend the Chief Data Officers Council as Section 210 of the Federal Information Security Modernization Act of 2022. Nick Hart, Data Foundation President issued the following statement on behalf of the Data Coalition’s members:
Over the last three years, Chief Data Officers (CDO) across government demonstrated just how vital it is to focus on data governance and sharing to improve how agencies fulfill their missions using data. We know that CDOs learn from each other and continue to build a stronger community every day, in partnership with program managers, beneficiaries, grantees, and stakeholders.
Last year the Data Coalition called for the CDO Council to be extended, following insights compiled from the Data Foundation’s 2021 Federal CDO Survey. The insights from that survey suggested that CDOs valued the interactions with peers alongside the growth of the CDO function, including addressing technical responsibilities and data maturity in their organizations.
For more information about the role of CDOs in the federal government, see the Data Foundation’s 2021 Survey of Federal CDOs.
The Data Coalition is an initiative of the non-profit Data Foundation. The membership-based initiative facilitates a strong national data community and advocates for responsible policies to make government data high-quality, accessible, and usable. The Data Coalition’s work unites the data communities that focus on data science, management, evaluation, statistics, and technology, including individuals in companies, nonprofit organizations, and academia.