And suggestions for the CDO Council.
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At the beginning of 2022, the U.S. Chief Data Officers Council published a playbook to help CDOs “lead data-driven transformation” within their agencies.
What struck me as odd – especially coming from an organization that should always default to an open, data-driven approach to everything it does – was that the playbook itself came in only one format: A very unstructured, inaccessible, proprietary PDF.
Disappointed by this, I built a web-based version (repository) to make it more accessible to everyone.
In the future, I hope the CDO Council – and every government agency – publishes information like this in open, accessible and, ideally, machine-readable formats. My hope is that my version of the CDO playbook, while not perfect, is an example of how to do this.
I also would like to see the CDO Council add RSS functionality to its website (as a data-driven approach to sharing updates). While a seemingly trivial point, the federal government desperately needs a simple, standard strategy for publishing information, particularly blogs and news, in a more API-like format.
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