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Data Strategy

Oregon's Data Strategy: A better Oregon through better data

Data is integral to all aspects of State government, from the administration and evaluation of programs, to funding and policy decisions. Oregon’s State Data Strategy is a tool designed to help State agencies within the Executive Branch better utilize, manage, govern, analyze and share the data assets they create and maintain on behalf of Oregonians.     

Governance and Effective Management

Documenting and governing our data to receive value from it


Investing in data justice and representation, visibility, and ethics


Educating employees, partners, and Oregonians to aid in decision-making

Managing Data as a Strategic Asset

Data is increasingly one of the most valuable assets entrusted to the State of Oregon and it must be actively managed and utilized strategically. Oregon's Data Strategy highlights the need to establish effective data governance, apply appropriate data equity and data justice frameworks and build a culture of data literacy to unlock the full potential of our data.

Data Principles

Longstanding principles to guide how the state views, manages, and sets objectives around its data

Identified Practices

Practices for how the state approaches data and acts based upon our identified data principles

Action Items

Identified actions for agencies and the Chief Data Office to uphold the principles and practices of the Oregon Data Strategy

About the State Data Strategy

Why Does Oregon need a Data Strategy?

The intent of the data strategy is to ensure that agencies are consistent in how they treat and manage data across the enterprise and to create efficiencies and process improvements for how state agencies are currently managing data. The strategy also provides a consistent framework and timeless aspirational principles and practices that agencies can use to guide their actions in managing, utilizing, and sharing data.

Who is Responsible for Oregon's Data Strategy?

Oregon’s Chief Data Officer (CDO), recently established pursuant to ORS 276a.350-374, is responsible for the development of Oregon’s Data Strategy The CDO convened an advisory group with representation from Executive Branch agencies, along with facilitation and IT consulting services support from Gartner, to work towards creation of the state data strategy.

Oregon's Data Principles

Empowering the state of Oregon to leverage data as a strategic asset and steward data effectively and ethically throughout its lifecycle to improve the lives of Oregonians. 



Empowering the State of Oregon to make informed decisions by leveraging data as a strategic asset, and creating a culture that stewards data effectively and ethically throughout its lifecycle.

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A better Oregon through better data.