Chief Data Officers: Mapping Which State and Local Governments Have a CDO

The role of the chief data officer has increasingly found a place in government over the last couple of years. Here’s a look at who is filling the position in states, cities and counties.

by / March 8, 2017

The role of chief data officer (CDO) is relatively new to government. The position has been increasingly added to states, cities and counties over the last few years, with a handful of people filling the role starting in 2014. Colorado was pioneer in the space, bringing on a CDO in 2010, and New York City followed suit a year later.

In many cases, those listed on our map are the first to hold the title of CDO for their state or jurisdiction. Here we look at where CDOs are working in state and local government, along with links to the open data portal they support.

Get more info about all the public-sector roles that touch data in our in-depth story The Job of Data: The Chiefs in Charge of Data in the C Suite.

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Check out page 2 for the details about each CDO.