Role of the Chief Data Officer
Generally speaking, the primary role of the Chief Data Officer (CDO) is to increase the value of the Commonwealth’s data holdings over time. The CDO does this by guiding the development of enterprise standards, policies, guidelines, and best practices to support data governance, promoting secure data sharing among Commonwealth organizations, and acting as a liaison between Mission and Technology programs.
Specifically, the General Assembly has tasked the CDO to:
This website helps communicate the goals, strategies, initiatives, and accomplishments as they relate to the CDO’s mission. We hope you find the content on these pages informative and entertaining and look forward to connecting with you soon.
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January 8, 2020
On January 8, 2020, Governor Northam signed an Executive Order 48 creating the Commonwealth of Virginia Data Commission establishing the Chief Data Officer as chair of the commission and authority to convene the Executive Data Board and establish the Data Governance Council. This governance framework will facilitate communication and collaboration across state government to make Virginia a national leader in data-driven policy, evidence-based decision-making, and outcome-based performance management.