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Call for Federal Data Strategy Working Members

July 2, 2019

The Office of Management and Budget is seeking team members from across the federal government to participate in the Federal Data Strategy (FDS), which is part of the President’s Management Agenda Cross-Agency Priority Goal on Leveraging Data as a Strategic Asset. The FDS lays out a comprehensive, long-term approach to leveraging data to improve the ability of federal agencies to deliver mission outcomes, provide excellent service, and effectively steward taxpayer dollars on behalf of the American people.

Agency input and participation is critical for a viable and sustainable data strategy. Participation from various agencies offers the diverse perspectives needed for an actionable FDS. In FY2020, team members will have an opportunity to work with other agencies on the implementation of 2019-2020 FDS Action Plan (Year-1 Action Plan), the development of 2020-2021 FDS Action Plan (Year-2 Action Plan), to provide support to the Chief Data Officer (CDO) Council established in OMB, and to engage in stakeholder outreach and communications.

Team members will continue to work on site at their home agencies, which will be responsible for their time and attendance, IT equipment, salary, and benefits. OMB does not have a supervisory relationship over the team members. Members will participate in regular working group meetings and periodic stakeholder engagement events off site but will do most of their analysis and writing on behalf of their working group from their home agency office. This unique opportunity is analogous to participating in an interagency working group. It does require a strong commitment to active engagement in the implementation of the Federal Data Strategy.

We are seeking team members who can demonstrate the following qualifications:

If interested:

Submit a resume, statement of interest and letter of recommendation from your supervisor to: MBX.OMB.LeveragingData@OMB.eop.gov by August 9, 2019.

Work may include:

  1. Support the Year-1 and Year-2 Action Plans:
    a. Establish a process for soliciting agency feedback on the Year-1 Action Plan implementation and issues with Action Steps
    b. Coordinate the implementation of the agency feedback process
    c. Integrate and collect data on metrics associated with action steps
    d. Develop a summary of agency feedback suitable for FDS team discussion and decision making
    e. Make recommendations for agency-specific action steps for the Year-2 Action Plan
    f. Coordinate, draft, and obtain leadership approval for Year-2 Action Plan
    g. Review public input on the draft agency-specific Action Steps and make recommendations for the final text for Year-2 Action Plan
    h. Develop case studies (referred to as Proof Points) communicating how agencies are leveraging data within their organizations

  2. Support the CDO Council planning efforts in the transition year:
    a. Facilitate the Year-2 Action Plan
    b. Develop resources to support Action Plan implementation

  3. Support FDS communications and outreach efforts:
    a. Present and lead discussions for federal agencies or agency working groups.
    b. Present information, serve on panels, and engage stakeholders, including attending conferences and meeting with non-governmental organizations such as trade groups.

  4. Other duties as assigned.

Timeline: