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Federal Data Officers Council Seeks Input on Mission, Focus Areas


The nascent federal data officers council is looking for public input on its mission and focus areas, such as workforce development and equity. 

The Federal Chief Data Officers Council was established in the Foundations for Evidence-Based Policymaking Act, which was passed in January 2019 and required all agencies to appoint head data officers. The council has over 80 member officers as well as officials from the Office of Management and Budget and other federal councils. It is set to sunset in January 2025. 

“The council’s vision is to improve government mission achievement and increase the benefits to the nation through improvement in the management, use, protection, dissemination and generation of data in government decision-making and operations,” said a request for information from General Services Administration on behalf of the council, which will formally be published in the Federal Register on Thursday. “Responses to this [request] will inform the council ...


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