Florida Races to Catalog Its Data

Government Technology: Florida’s second-ever chief data officer (CDO), who arrived last month from the private sector, said he is already deep in talks with agency heads around the state and making progress toward an important mid-year data deadline.

Burt Walsh, most recently the principal solution architect/development lead, Amazon Web Services Group at DXC Technology, started as Florida’s CDO the week of Jan. 8, taking over for Nancy Sampson.

Like his predecessor, Walsh faces a tight June 30 deadline set by the Legislature to create a data catalog inventorying the state’s many data sets.

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