Data Management Defined: Everything Your Agency Needs to Know but Were Afraid to Ask
Federal agencies have achieved various levels of success in unlocking the potential in their data to meet missions and improve decision-making. As federal datasets continue to grow exponentially, agency leaders are looking to better understand, manage, analyze, visualize and share their data through improved strategy and data management best practices and solutions. Treating data as an asset, as required by The Federal Data Strategy, means taking ownership of the data and understanding that it has inherent, quantifiable value not only for agencies but for the delivery of citizen services, as well.
In the current global environment, setting and enforcing priorities for managing and using data as a strategic asset is a monumental task. Data breaches and cyberattacks are constantly growing in frequency and sophistication, forcing agencies to strike a balance between the protection of data assets and the sharing of data across government and missions. Data compliance regulations pose a whole set of litigation and logistical challenges, while a remote workforce and the use of social media opens a new wave of record retention concerns. Meanwhile, The Federal Data Strategy and Evidence-based Policy-making Act, which focuses on using high-quality information to inform government policy decisions, are designed to help improve access to data and expand evaluation capacity.
How are agencies applying data management structure and guidance to help the workforce optimize the use of data within the bounds of policy and regulation so that they can make decisions and take actions that maximize the benefit to the federal government?
Join AFCEA Bethesda for a webinar on June 9, 2022, to hear government decision makers discuss data management best practices, policies, and solutions that agencies can implement to optimize data as a strategic asset.