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Data.gov Data Incubator Resources

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

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VIEW RESOURCE ON: DATA.gov
Last Updated: Ongoing
Registration Required: No

Resources.data.gov

Resources.data.gov is a repository of policies, tools, case studies, and other resources for data governance, management, exchange, and use.

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Publishing Agency: Office of Management and Budget
VIEW RESOURCE ON: Resources.data.gov
Last Updated: Ongoing
Registration Required: No

Responsible Use of Generative AI for the Federal Workforce

Per EO 14110, OPM and OMB have developed guidance on the use of generative AI for work by the Federal workforce.

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Publishing Agency: Office of Personnel Management
VIEW RESOURCE ON: OPM.gov
Last Updated: 2024
Registration Required: No

DATAVERSITY

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

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VIEW RESOURCE ON: DATAVERSITY.net
Last Updated: Ongoing
Registration Required: No

OMB M-17-04: Additional Guidance for Data Act Implementation

OMB M-17-04 provides additional guidance for implementing the DATA Act, emphasizing the technical aspects of reporting to USASpending.gov

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Publishing Agency: Office of Management and Budget
VIEW RESOURCE ON: WhiteHouse.gov
Last Updated: 2016
Registration Required: No

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 USASpending.gov.

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VIEW RESOURCE ON: Congress.gov
Last Updated: 2014
Registration Required: No

Data.gov Guidance on Data Legislation

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

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VIEW RESOURCE ON: DATA.gov
Last Updated: Ongoing
Registration Required: No

EO 14110: Safe, Secure, and Trustworthy Development and Use of Artificial Intelligence

EO 14110: Safe, Secure, and Trustworthy Development and Use of AI outlines principles for development/use of AI and establishes AI oversight responsibilities.

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Publishing Agency: Office of Management and Budget
VIEW RESOURCE ON: FederalRegister.gov
Last Updated: 2023
Registration Required: No

Summary of Financial Data Transparency Act Requirements

The Data Coalition published a summary of the Financial Data Transparency Act (FDTA), which aims to modernize financial reporting by making data electronically searchable and enhancing transparency.

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Publishing Organization: Data Coalition
VIEW RESOURCE ON: DataCoalition.org
Last Updated: 2022
Registration Required: No

The Future of Finance: Financial Data Transparency Act of 2022

The summary of the Financial Data Transparency Act, published by Deloitte, provides guidance to agencies on implementing the FDTA.

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Publishing Organization: Deloitte
VIEW RESOURCE ON: Deloitte.com
Last Updated: 2023
Registration Required: No

Guidance for Creating Agency Inventories of AI Use Cases per EO 13960

The Federal CIO Council published “Guidance for Creating Agency Inventories of AI Use Cases per EO 13960” as a foundational guideline for agencies to systematically inventory their AI applications.

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Publishing Agency: Office of Management and Budget
VIEW RESOURCE ON: CIO.gov
Last Updated: 2023
Registration Required: No

DHS Data Governance Council Charter

The DHS Data Governance Council Charter establishes a framework for data governance to ensure data integrity, quality, and accessibility.

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Publishing Agency: Department of Homeland Security
VIEW RESOURCE ON: DHS.gov
Last Updated: 2021
Registration Required: No

OMB M-19-15: Improving Implementation of the Information Quality Act

OMB Memorandum M-19-15 emphasizes maintaining high-quality information standards and updates guidelines for the Information Quality Act (IQA).

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Publishing Agency: Office of Management and Budget
VIEW RESOURCE ON: WhiteHouse.gov
Last Updated: 2019
Registration Required: No

Geospatial Data Act of 2018

The Geospatial Data Act of 2018 is a comprehensive legislation that establishes a framework for federal geospatial data management, sharing, and usage.

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VIEW RESOURCE ON: FDGC.gov
Last Updated: 2018
Registration Required: No

Innovation in Evidence-Building: Evolving Program Data Management Practices within the Dept. of Commerce

The Commerce Dept. Metrics Working Group published a report called “Innovation in Evidence-Building” to mature place-based data management.

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Publishing Agency: Department of Commerce
VIEW RESOURCE ON: Commerce.gov
Last Updated: 2023
Registration Required: No

OMB M-24-10: Advancing Governance, Innovation, and Risk Management for Agency Use of AI

OMB Memorandum M-24-10 directs federal agencies to enhance governance and risk management in the use of Artificial Intelligence (AI).

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Publishing Agency: Office of Management and Budget
VIEW RESOURCE ON: WhiteHouse.gov
Last Updated: 2024
Registration Required: No

OMB M-20-12: Phase 4 Implementation of the Evidence Act of 2018

Memorandum M-20-12 outlines Phase 4 Implementation of the Evidence Act, guiding CFO Act agencies on program evaluation standards and practices.

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Publishing Agency: Office of Management and Budget
VIEW RESOURCE ON: WhiteHouse.gov
Last Updated: 2020
Registration Required: No

2023-2025 IC Data Strategy

The IC CDO Council 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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Publishing Agency: Office of the Director of National Intelligence
VIEW RESOURCE ON: DNI.gov
Last Updated: 2023
Registration Required: No

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.

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VIEW RESOURCE ON: CDO.gov
Last Updated: Ongoing
Registration Required: No

Data.gov Data Management & Governance Resources

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

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VIEW RESOURCE ON: DATA.gov
Last Updated: Ongoing
Registration Required: No

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.

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VIEW RESOURCE ON: Congress.gov
Last Updated: 2019
Registration Required: No

OMB M-19-18: Federal Data Strategy – A Framework for Consistency

OMB M-19-18 (6/4/2019), establishes a Federal Data Strategy as a framework of operational principles and best practices.

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Publishing Agency: Office of Management and Budget
VIEW RESOURCE ON: WhiteHouse.gov
Last Updated: 2019
Registration Required: No

Federal AI Use Case Repository

The federal AI Use Case Inventory website (https://ai.gov), managed by OMB, serves as a centralized repository of applicable AI use cases

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Publishing Agency: Office of Management and Budget
VIEW RESOURCE ON: AI.gov
Last Updated: Ongoing
Registration Required: No

NARA Data Governance Board Charter

NARA established the Data Governance Board (DGB) with a charter to manage and use data as a strategic asset to enhance data-driven decision making.

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Publishing Agency: National Archives and Records Administration
VIEW RESOURCE ON: Archives.gov
Last Updated: 2020
Registration Required: No

Federal Data Strategy

The Federal Data Strategy (2019) seeks to guide Federal agencies in practicing ethical governance, conscious design, and a learning culture.

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Publishing Agency: Office of Management and Budget
VIEW RESOURCE ON: Data.gov
Last Updated: 2019
Registration Required: No

Department of Labor Enterprise Data Strategy

The Dept. of Labor Enterprise Data Strategy is built on four guiding principles to make data Findable, Accessible, Interoperable, and Reusable.

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Publishing Agency: Department of Labor
VIEW RESOURCE ON: DOL.gov
Last Updated: 2022
Registration Required: No

Data Coalition

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

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VIEW RESOURCE ON: DataCoalition.org
Last Updated: Ongoing
Registration Required: No

OMB M-15-12: Increasing Transparency of Federal Spending

OMB M-15-12 requires agencies to comply with the DATA Act of 2014, which mandates publishing financial data and establishing data standards

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Publishing Agency: Office of Management and Budget
VIEW RESOURCE ON: WhiteHouse.gov
Last Updated: 2015
Registration Required: No

Data.gov Case Studies & Examples

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

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VIEW RESOURCE ON: DATA.gov
Last Updated: Archive
Registration Required: No

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