The Federal Chief Data Officers Council has welcomed Kirsten Dalboe as Council Chair and Robert King as Council Vice-Chair, the organization announced.
While Dalboe serves as the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission’s Chief Data Officer, King is the Chief Data Officer at the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE).
Dalboe holds a Bachelor of Science in Engineering with a specialization in Civil Engineering from Tufts University and a Master of Science in Technology Management from George Mason University.
She was, in fact, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission’s first CDO and is a pioneering figure in the field of data. With a strong commitment to establishing robust data governance structures, she provides agency-wide guidance, policies, best practices, and priorities to ensure the successful delivery of data products and capabilities.
King, on the other hand, earned a bachelor's degree from Stockton University and a master's degree from the Naval Postgraduate School. He is a distinguished executive in data, analytics, and systems, and boasts a remarkable track record of over two decades leading diverse teams of data scientists, engineers, analysts, and developers.
Prior to his role as the CDO for DOE, he held the position of CDO and Associate Commissioner for the Office of Analytics and Improvements at the Social Security Administration (SSA).
The Federal CDO Council is scheduled to sunset in January 2025. This follows a 2-year evaluation by GAO, due to Congress by January 2023. The Council's goal is to enhance government mission achievement by improving data management, use, protection, dissemination, and generation for informed decision-making and operations.