Federal government initiatives for cloud modernization and maximizing data’s value are in full swing. Never before has the government put such a pronounced focus on using data to achieve agency missions and transforming operations in a modern cloud-first environment. This epic shift is reflected in a variety of programs and mandates.
Launched in 2019 by the Office of Management and Budget, the federal data strategy aims to “leverage the full value of federal data for mission, service and the public good.” It’s intended to give agency leaders a clear framework to pursue objectives to maximize data’s value.
Aligned with the data strategy, agencies are required under 2019 legislation to have in place a chief data officer (CDO) to lead efforts to improve data collection and analysis. A newly created Chief Data Officer Council will promote best practices and cross-agency collaboration.