Resource List

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Resource NameDescriptionLink to SiteCategoryTagshf:tax:resources_category Data Standards Repository

Per Federal Data Strategy Action 20, a data standards repository to accelerate the creation and adoption of data standards across agencies.

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DHS Chief Data Officer Council Website

The DHS Chief Data Officer Council is a senior-leadership governance body that will mature Enterprise Data Management across the Department.

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DATAVERSITY Weekly Newsletter

DATAVERSITY delivers updates on the latest articles, blogs, podcast episodes weekly, plus information on upcoming events and online education.

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CDO Magazine

CDO Magazine delivers C-suite-worthy insights essential to accelerating adoption of the disciplines needed for success in the digital society. 

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Cloud Data Management Capabilities Framework (CDMC)

The EDM Council’s CDMC is a best practices, assessment, and certification framework for effectively managing data in the cloud.

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Digital Accountability and Transparency Act of 2014 (DATA Act, PDF)

The Digital Accountability and Transparency Act of 2014 (DATA Act) required new standards for federal expenditure data and improving data quality on

Visit WebsiteLegislationexpenditures, legislation, OMB, spendinglegislation
GSA Data & Analytics COE Playbook

The GSA D&A COE developed this 10-play Playbook so agencies can lead more effective government policies and programs and make more data-driven decisions.

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Articles, use cases, and proof points describing projects undertaken by data managers and data practitioners across the federal government.

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Guidance from the Office of Management and Budget on data issues, and other memoranda applicable to federal agencies.

Visit WebsiteGovt Website, LegislationCIPSEA, Federal Data Strategy, FIPS 199, FOIA, guidance, legislation, Privacy Actgov-site legislation
Data Coalition

The Data Coalition advocates for responsible policies to make government data high-quality, accessible, and usable.

Visit WebsiteOrganizationData Coalition, Data Foundation, open dataorg Data Incubator Resources

Crowdsourcing, prize competitions, public-private partnerships, and other resources to support the incubation of data projects.

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Federal Funding Accountability and Transparency Act of 2006 (PDF)

The Federal Funding Accountability and Transparency Act of 2006 directed OMB to create a searchable, public website with federal expenditure data.

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Guides, tutorials, and personnel-related resources to build and develop a data-savvy workforce.

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CDO Magazine Executive Briefing Newsletter

CDO Magazine’s Executive Briefing free newsletter is distributed 2x/week, containing articles and interviews relevant to data and analytics.

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Catalog & Cocktails Podcast

Each 30-minute episode of Catalog & Cocktails features visionary leaders about enterprise data management and analytics.

Visit WebsitePodcastanalytics, architecture, data management, DataOps, interviews, metadatapodcast
Data Management Capability Assessment Model (DCAM)

Developed by the EDM Council, the Data Management Capability Assessment Model (DCAM) is the industry-standard framework for data management.

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Playbooks, guidance, templates, and other resources to support data governance and management and policy implementation in federal agencies.

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DATAVERSITY is a producer of educational resources for business and IT professionals on the uses and management of data. 

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EDM Council

The EDM Council is the leading global advocate for the development and implementation of data standards, best practices, and comprehensive training and certification programs.

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GSA Data and Analytics Center of Excellence

The GSA Data and Analytics Center of Excellence offers a customized Data and Analytics strategy service that enables optimal access to agency data.

Visit WebsiteGovt Websiteanalytics, cdo, data, GSA, guidancegov-site
CDO Council “Unstructured Data” Podcast

The podcast “Unstructured Data: Casual Conversations about Federal Data” is hosted by the Federal CDO Council to spotlight how agencies leverage the power of data.

Visit WebsitePodcastcase study, CDO Council, data, podcastspodcast Data Tools

Software tools and complementary resources to support the hands-on work of data practitioners.

Visit WebsiteGovt Websitedata, government, toolsgov-site
CDO Magazine Podcasts

CDO Magazine interviews data leaders and posts the interviews on its website and on Spotify at

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Federal IT Dashboard

The GSA’s Federal IT Dashboard enables agencies, OMB, Congress, GAO, and the public to understand and manage IT portfolio investments.

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Foundations for Evidence-Based Policymaking Act of 2018 (PDF)

The Foundations for Evidence-Based Policymaking Act of 2018 requires agencies to submit plans for identifying and addressing policy questions and appoint a CDO.

Visit WebsiteLegislationcdo, data catalog, legislation, OMB, open datalegislation
2023-2025 IC Data Strategy

The IC CDO Council just released the 2023-2025 IC Data Strategy on July 18, 2023, subtitled “The IC Data-Driven Future: Unlocking Mission Value and Insight”.

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