US Government Accountability Office Appoints Lindsey Saul as CDO

Lindsey Saul, US Government Accountability Office CDO
Lindsey Saul, US Government Accountability Office CDO

(US and Canada) The U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO) has appointed Lindsey Saul as Chief Data Officer (CDO), following her three-year tenure as Chief Data and Analytics Officer at the Defense Logistics Agency (DLA). Saul succeeds Dr. Diane Schmidt, GAO’s inaugural CDO, appointed in 2023.

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Lindsey Saul, US Government Accountability Office CDO

Saul is a trusted data and analytics professional, social science researcher, and practitioner with an interdisciplinary educational and experiential background, including logistics, public policy, public health, psychology, forensic science, social work, and project management. She is dedicated to systematically addressing the government's critical problems through strategic vision and dynamic teamwork.

Accordingly, Saul has extensive experience working with diverse groups and communities, coordinating programmatic efforts, and managing high-performing teams. She has a unique ability to translate research findings into succinct, compelling, and persuasive information for various audiences.

In her new role, Saul will be responsible for overseeing the data strategy and analytics efforts to optimize the use of data in addressing governmental challenges. Her role supports GAO’s mission to deliver accurate information and insights to Congress, promoting government accountability and transparency.

Saul's previous roles include Lead Analytics Strategist for Strategic Data and Analysis at the DLA, Branch Chief for Data and Analysis in the Non-Medical Counseling Program Office at the Department of Defense, and a Presidential Management Fellow at the Defense Health Agency.

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