Congress shifts 'chief data officer' away from CMO's office as Pentagon finalizes data strategy

By Justin Doubleday / January 6, 2020 at 12:45 PM
Congress has shifted the Defense Department's chief data officer position away from the endangered chief management office, while Pentagon officials say the first department-wide data strategy is awaiting Defense Secretary Mark Esper's signature. The Fiscal Year 2020 National Defense Authorization Act, signed by President Trump last month, shifts the CDO position under DOD Chief Information Officer Dana Deasy's office. Michael Conlin has been serving as the Pentagon's first CDO since July 2018. The law also returns management of business IT...

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