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Ted Kaouk on Federal Data Strategy 2021 Action Plan

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Ted Kaouk
Ted Kaouk Chairman CDO Council

Ted Kaouk, chair of the Federal Chief Data Officers Council and CDO at the Department of Agriculture (USDA), said foundational actions over data governance, workforce and infrastructure will continue to play a role in the Federal Data Strategy 2021 action plan, FedScoop reported Friday.

“We are actually collaborating on the potential for things like a governmentwide hiring action on data scientists,” Kaouk said during a FedInsider webinar. “And so I think those are some of the opportunities that we’ll have individually and collectively.” 

The Federal Data Strategy provides agencies and their CDOs a 10-year roadmap and annual action plans to establish milestones. He noted that the 2020 Action Plan included “very aggressive actions and policies” for evaluating the infrastructure and workforce and establishing data governance boards.

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