“Structural issues have made it hard for the Department of Homeland Security to balance its enterprise architecture and chief data officer functions since the passage of the Evidence Act.”
“The Foundations for Evidence-Based Policymaking Act became law in January 2019 and required all 24 CFO Act agencies, DHS included, to appoint nonpolitical CDOs.”
“With the added publication of the Federal Data Strategy, a growing number of DHS agencies have appointed CDOs, which has proven difficult for such a federated department, said Chris Campbell, acting chief enterprise architect and deputy CDO.”
“Campbell’s boss, CTO Brian Teeple, was also made CDO to comply with the Evidence Act. Campbell became deputy CDO.”
“Many of the larger agencies within DHS — the Federal Emergency Management Agency, Transportation Security Administration and Immigration and Customs Enforcement — already have…” Read the full article here.
Source: DHS still finding a balance between enterprise architecture and CDO functions – By Dave Nyczepir, April 23, 2020. FedScoop.