NASA Seeks Chief Data Officer

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NASA posted a job opening on to invite applications for the role of Chief Data Officer. This position is open to current civil service employees on career, career conditional, or NASA term appointments with conversion eligibility.

The [NASA] Chief Data Officer (CDO) is responsible for the Agency’s data strategy, including enterprise-wide governance and utilization of information as an asset, via data processing, analysis, data mining, information trading, and other means. Serves as a key advisor and member of the OCIO senior leadership team. Reviews the impact of the IT infrastructure of the Agency on data asset accessibility to improve infrastructure to reduce barriers that inhibit secure data asset accessibility.

Duties for the role include:

  • Lead development of the NASA Data Strategy along with associated policies, guidelines, best practices and implementation approach to enable NASA’s digital transformation, aligned with NASA’s IT Strategy and federal data strategies as well as requirements codified in Executive Orders and laws, to include the Evidence Act.
  • Spearhead agency efforts to manage data and data assets by establishing effective procedures, standards, and controls to ensure quality, accuracy, access, and protection of data. Performs data management that includes developing data strategy, data processing/analysis, and information trading to improve IT infrastructure.
  • Collaborate with the Digital Transformation Officer (DTO) in the development, refinement, implementation, and progress assessment of the transformation element(s) of the NASA IT Strategic Plan. Serves as executive champion to provide vision, advocacy, guidance, and barrier resolution for the leads and organizations to enable adoption across NASA.
  • Partner with Officials in Charge (OICs) to ignite, connect, integrate and facilitate organizational data strategies, data governance and data investments across organizations to use, protect, disseminate and generate data.
  • Facilitate and spearhead external collaborations to accelerate NASA’s data strategy, including other government agencies, industry and academia, including identifying existing and emerging technologies and data solutions that can support NASA mission needs.
  • Partner with the CIO leadership team to inform development of a NASA data architecture that enables the NASA data strategy.
  • Partner with the Senior Agency Information Security Advisor and Cybersecurity & Privacy Division to foster appropriate cybersecurity processes and controls that both foster collaboration and sharing of data while appropriately protecting NASA data.
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Job Opening Details

Job Opening Date: 01/19/2023
Job Closing Date: 02/20/2023
Salary Range: $141,022 - $202,085 per year
Pay Scale/Grade: SL 00
Telework Eligible: field_64f0d0e139801
Applications Open To: field_64f0d0ff39802
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