Deloitte Report Offers Steps to Consider for OPEN Gov’t Data Act Implementation

A white paper by Deloitte and the Data Foundation has outlined the five measures agencies should consider to facilitate the implementation of the Open, Public, Electronic and Necessary Government Data Act.

The document states that the Office of Management and Budget and senior officials at federal agencies should empower chief data officers by inviting them to take part in leadership discussions and decision-making process for policies and regulations.

Deloitte and the foundation called on the CDO Council to share success stories and leading practices and urged agencies to come up with cross-agency data governance processes.

Other considerations outlined in the report are the need for Congress and the executive branch to collaborate to allocate funding for CDOs to help them carry out their missions and the role of agencies in providing certifications and trainings to build up the skills of data practitioners.

Federal CDOs also shared their insights on potential challenges as agencies implement the OPEN Government Data Act, including the need for guidance to define the responsibilities and authorities of CDOs, the resources CDOs need to execute their responsibilities and the risk of failing to see the benefits data sharing and data management across agencies.

You may also be interested in...

Shyam Salona CEO REI Systems

REI Wins GSA Task Order to Support SAM Operations; Shyam Salona, Pradeep Krishnanath Quoted

REI Systems has been awarded a task by the General Services Administration (GSA) to provide Development, Operations and Maintenance (O&M) for the Integrated Award Environment (IAE) and System for Award Management (SAM). REI will provide Agile, cloud-native development, testing, transition and O&M services for the Federal Acquisition Service (FAS). 

Dennis Eger Director Aptive

Army Vet Dennis Eger Joins Aptive Resources as Director

Dennis Eger, a retired U.S. Army sergeant major and former senior intelligence adviser, has been named director of Alexandria, Virginia-based consulting firm Aptive Resources. The 32-year Army veteran will support the service-disabled, veteran-owned company's efforts to grow presence in the intelligence and national security markets, Aptive said Thursday.

Brian Harrell Advisory Board Member CyVision

Former DHS Official Brian Harrell Named to CyVision Advisory Board

Brian Harrell, former assistant secretary for infrastructure protection at the Department of Homeland Security, has joined the board of advisers of Bethesda, Maryland-based cybersecurity firm CyVision Technologies. He served as the first assistant director for infrastructure security at DHS' Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency and is the chief security officer at energy company Avangrid.