Chief Data Officer
Carlos Rivero

Virginia Data Commission

The Virginia Data Commission plays a critical role in Virginia’s data governance framework by assisting the Chief Data Officer of the Commonwealth to set, plan, and prioritize data sharing performance goals for the Commonwealth, review agency accomplishments, and achieve desired performance goals and objectives. The overall benefits of implementing the Virginia Data Commission are to improve operational efficiency, increase delivery of customer centered services, and promote better outcomes for constituents. The Commission will be chaired by the Commonwealth of Virginia Chief Data Officer. This framework supports the administration’s mission to deliver evidence-based solutions that benefit all members of the Commonwealth. The responsibilities of the Commission include:

  • Study, report, and make recommendations to the Governor on all areas of data governance, quality, sharing, analytics, reporting, intelligence, and performance management
  • Advise and assist the Chief Data Officer to set, plan, prioritize, and review data and outcome performance goals and objectives to improve operational efficiency, increase delivery of customer-centered services, and promote better outcomes for constituents
  • Make recommendations to the Governor on performance goals and objectives requiring engagement from organizations across state government
  • Cooperate with local governments and governmental agencies

Learn more about the Data Sharing and Analytics Advisory Committee that worked with the Chief Data Officer to develop a permanent data sharing and analytics governance structure for the Commonwealth. The Advisory Committee’s “Data Sharing and Analytics Governance Structure for the Commonwealth of Virginia Report” recommended establishing a Virginia Data Commission, Executive Data Board, Data Governance Council, and Data Stewards Group.