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actionable intelligence across the Commonwealth of Virginia.
StateScoop 50 Awards

Two members of the CDO team are finalists for the StateScoop 50 Awards! Chief Data Officer Carlos Rivero is a finalist in the Golden Gov category that highlights visionary state executives with innovative ideas that know how to inspire others to get on board. Communications, Outreach, and Engagement Manager Loren Gonzalez is a finalist in the State Up & Comer category that recognizes young leaders that produced exceptional work this past year. Cast as many votes as you can until April 16th!

Other Virginia finalists to support: Jonathan Ozovek, Roland Rivera, and Adam Harrell.
Commonwealth Data Governance Training
Available in the Commonwealth of Virginia Learning Center, the Data Governance course covers the data governance framework for the Commonwealth of Virginia, data lifecycle steps, different types of data (reference data, master data, and metadata), what defines a golden record, data owners vs. data stewards, data curators, data custodians and open data policies.

The Data Governance course is one way to increase data literacy across the Commonwealth and educate everyone on how they can utilize data as an enterprise asset to make evidence-based decisions, ultimately creating better outcomes for our constituents.
Open Data Portal Highlight: Department of Housing and Community Development
The Office of Broadband within DHCD now has it's very own page on the Open Data Portal! Learn more about the agency and what data they have to offer, such as: the Virginia FCC Form 477 Geodatabase, Virginia Rural Digital Opportunity Shapefiles, and Virginia Public Wifi Hotspots. Interested in having your own agency landing page? Contact us!
Last Month's Spotlight: Pre-Register for the
COVID-19 Vaccine

Virginians can now pre-register for the COVID-19 vaccine through the Virginia Department of Health's pre-registration application. Once registered, you will be notified when you can schedule your appointment to receive a vaccine. Get information on how vaccines work, which phase you're in, and other important information.

Chief Data Officer
Carlos Rivero
P.O. Box 1475
Richmond, VA 23218
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