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Taking a look at one of the newest roles in government and its place in the open data movement

Rise of the Data Chiefs: Meet the Federal Officials Aiming to Usher in Government’s ‘Golden Age’ of Data

March 18, 2015 Nextgov sat down with five recently appointed agency chief data officers across government to discuss the mission of the agency CDO and whether there’s room in the federal organizational chart for yet another “chief.”

Timeline: Rise of the Chief Data Officer

March 18, 2015 Charting the evolution of the government's open data movement.

Get to Know a Chief Data Officer: Niall Brennan, CMS

March 18, 2015 Nextgov sat down with five agency chief data officers across government. Read edited excerpts with Niall Brennan, chief data officer of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services.

Get to Know a Chief Data Officer: Dan Morgan, Transportation

March 18, 2015 Nextgov sat down with five agency chief data officers across government. Read edited excerpts with Dan Morgan, chief data officer for the Transportation Department.

Get to Know a Chief Data Officer: Deputy CDO Lynn Overmann, Commerce

March 18, 2015 Nextgov sat down with five agency chief data officers across government. Read edited excerpts with Lynn Overmann, deputy chief data officer at the Commerce Department.

Get to Know a Chief Data Officer: Brandon Pustejovsky, USAID

March 18, 2015 Nextgov sat down with five agency chief data officers across government. Read edited excerpts with Brandon Pustejovsky, chief data officer for the U.S. Agency for International Development.

Get to Know a Chief Data Officer: Scott Shoup, FEMA

March 18, 2015 Nextgov sat down with five agency chief data officers across government. Read edited excerpts with Scott Shoup, chief data officer of the Federal Emergency Management Agency.