“Federal and state government chief data officers (CDO) discussed agency strategies and best practices for data governance at a FedInsider digital roundtable event on June 9 against the backdrop of Federal Chief Data Officer Council efforts to establish government-wide best practices for the management, use, protection, and generation of data…”
“In December 2020, the Department of Education published its first data governance strategy with the mindset that effectively leveraging data informs decisions in service of the nation’s learners, be it for daily agency operations or national policymaking. According to Greg Fortelny, CDO at the Department of Education, the agency aims to realize the full potential of data to improve education outcomes and lead the nation in a new era of evidence-based policy insights and data-driven operations.
The Education Department’s data strategy goals are highly interdependent, he said, with cross-cutting objectives requiring a highly collaborative effort across its principal offices. It calls for strengthening data governance to administer the data it uses for operations, answering essential questions, and meeting legal requirements.
‘There’s a lot of foundational details around capital planning and governance models that we’re trying to make progress on in addition to some smaller, quicker wins to help staff improve their data skills background,’ said Fortelny…” Read the full article here.
Source: CDOs Talk Strategies, Best Practices for Data Governance – By Lisbeth Perez, June 10, 2021. MeriTalk.