What the COVID-19 Pandemic Is Revealing to Federal Chief Data Officers

NextGov: In the months leading up to the COVID-19 pandemic, multiple federal agencies were moving to prioritize data management and extract appropriate insights to better inform choices in their operations. But with the global health crisis came an immediately amplified need for more streamlined, interoperable data sources around health and human movements, and technical resources to make sense of the much-needed insights.

The novel coronavirus pandemic sparked new opportunities for agencies to leverage data to drive rapid outcomes and also exposed information silos and gaps in certain departments’ adherence to federal, data-centric policies.

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