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actionable intelligence across the Commonwealth of Virginia.
Introducing: The Office of Data Governance and Analytics
The Office of Data Governance and Analytics within the Office of the Secretary of Administration was officially established on July 1, 2021.

The Office of Data Governance and Analytics will foster and oversee the effective sharing of data among state, regional, and local public entities and public institutions of higher education; also implement effective data governance strategies to maintain data integrity and security, increase access to and sharing of Commonwealth data, including open data; increase the use of data and data analytics to improve the efficiency and efficacy of government services and stakeholder outcomes; and ultimately establish the Commonwealth as a national leader in data-driven policy, evidence-based decision making, and outcome-based performance management.

We are so excited to catalyze evidence-based, data-driven decision making and support leaders across the Commonwealth throughout all levels of the organization in developing a data-driven culture.
2021 Virtual Virginia Datathon Theme:
Addressing Hunger with Bits and Bytes

Food insecurity rates across the nation are rising and in 2018, there were nearly 850,000 food-insecure Virginians, a number that only increased during the COVID-19 pandemic. This timely theme serves to solve a challenge that affects our neighbors, friends, and fellow community members. On October 7-8, Virginia Datathon teams will work to develop data-driven solutions to address hunger in the Commonwealth by providing actionable insights into how a food system can fuel all Virginians.
Virginia Datathon Team Registration

Grab your friends and get ready for the 2021 Virtual Virtual Datathon! Team registration is open from now until September 3rd, 2021. Teams can have up to 6 members. Anyone can participate whether you are a student, professional, state employee or community member. Get your camera and your microphone ready, we have a monumental challenge to solve!
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Last Month's Spotlight: The Chief Data Officer Team Expands

Virginia's first Chief Data Officer, Carlos Rivero, was appointed in 2018 and as of last month, we are now a team of 12! Check out the new positions added and enjoy reading a little about each new team member.

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