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About Data Governance and Transparency

Oregon's Office of Data Governance & Transparency (ODGT), within Enterprise Information Services and led by the Chief Data Officer, is responsible for statewide leadership, policy, and guidance in the areas of data strategy, data governance, data analytics, open data and transparency.

ODGT Divisions

Leadership Team

  • Strategic direction of the Office
  • Policy development
  • External engagement with stakeholders (Legislators, Governor’s Office, State Agency leadership)
  • Sets enterprise strategy and program areas for open data, data governance, geospatial data, framework program, and all other relevant areas
  • Identify and represent needs of the office
  • Works with other divisions
  • Directs and guides all work of the organization
  • Sets policy and works with Program and Performance Management to implement new programs
  • Works with Data Team to deliver technical solutions
  • Works with Open Data and Transparency to prioritize and publish high quality open data

Program and Performance Management 

  • Program management approach (how we do what we do)
  • Performance management approach (how we measure what we do)
  • Program and project prioritization
  • Maintaining ODGT service catalog
  • Change and organizational management
  • Works with other divisions:
  • Providing project prioritization and guidance
  • Sets organizational strategy
  • Collaborates on strategic visions and program creation

Data Delivery “Data Team”

  • Data curation and publication
  • Open data
  • Framework data QA/QC
  • Enterprise platform administration
  • AGOL
  • GEOHub
  • ETL development
  • Works with other divisions:
  • Automates data publication
  • Technical support and advice elements of program implementation
  • The go-to technical resource and project team

Open Data and Transparency

  • Administration of the Open Data Program
  • Management of the Oregon Transparency website
  • The “public face” technologies of open data, transparency, and Office of Data Governance and Transparency website
  • Works with other divisions:
  • Demand management: identifies areas of open data automation and publication, connects agencies to Data Team resources

Add Enterprise Data Policy and Research

Agency Goals

  • Establish an enterprise data and information strategy” ORS 276A.353(2)(f)
  • Establish statewide data governance and policy area data governance and provide guidance for agency programs about data governance efforts” ORS 276A.353(2)(i)
  • Create an enterprise data inventory that accounts for all datasets used within agency information systems…” ORS 276A.353(2)(d)
  • Establish an open data standard for state agencies publishing publishable data on the web portal.