Richard Allen

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Richard Allen

Chief Data Officer

Environmental Protection Agency

Richard Allen, Ph.D. is the CDO for the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), within the Office of Digital Services and Technical Architecture (ODSTA). He previously ran the EPA’s data visualization program, served as a Senior Advisor for data analytics, and acted as the Deputy Geospatial Information Officer (GIO).

Allen started his federal career as a Presidential Management Fellow, where did a one-year rotational assignment to the Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History. Throughout his federal career, he has focused on building communities and systems to enable improved sharing, analysis and display of data and information. Allen also sat on the Advisory Committee on Data for Evidence Building, which was charged with reviewing, analyzing, and making recommendations on how to promote the use of Federal data for evidence building.

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