Joe Klimavicz,Â chief information officer at the Department of Justice, has been appointed to additionally serve as DOJ’s chief data officer, Fedscoop reported Tuesday. He will concurrently function as DOJ’s CIO and CDO.
The CDO is tasked to lead aÂ data governance body of his respective agency, asÂ mandated under theÂ Open, Public, ElectronicÂ and Necessary Government Data Act. The provision intends to increase the accessibility of non-sensitive government data. TheÂ Office of Management and Budget released a federal data strategyÂ defining the CDO’s job to oversee data activities.
Klimavicz has servedÂ as CIO since joining the department inÂ 2014. He also held the CIO position with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. The executive holds 30 years of federal government experience, having formerly held scientific, technical and leadership roles with the CIA, theÂ Department of Defense and the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency.