RD239 - Office of Data Governance and Analytics Annual Report – December 1, 2021

Executive Summary:

The Office of Data Governance and Analytics (ODGA) which was officially established as an office in July 2021. Since then, the office has grown from 4 employees to 12. ODGA has been able to maintain exceptional operations and delivery with reduced staffing levels compared to other CDO agencies. Additionally, the office has been able to complete many projects with other agencies in the Commonwealth, including the Framework for Addiction Analysis and Community Transformation (FAACT), Fraud Detection Analytics with the Virginia Employment Commission, Payroll Automation with the Virginia Department Emergency Management, and establishing the CoVERED(Commonwealth of Virginia Entity Resolution for Enterprise Data) and CoVERS (Commonwealth of Virginia Enterprise Reporting Solution) solutions.

This report will demonstrate ODGA’s proof of performance, which includes solutions that the team has created as well as Commonwealth Executive branch agency projects. The Virginia Data Governance Framework section will highlight the Virginia Data Advisory Commission, ODGA’s proposed data governance structure, awards, and examples of other data governance offices in other states.

The Office of Data Governance and Analytics asks that the General Assembly view this report with the intention of thinking about what the office may accomplish in the future. In a short time with limited staff, the Office of Data Governance and Analytics has made a name for itself in terms of maximizing the potential of Commonwealth of Virginia Data and assisting agencies with data governance and data sharing. In the coming months, the office would like to convert it’s contract staff to classified state employees in order to maintain and expand the incredible partnerships that have been created. Growth is necessary for the ODGA to assist agencies in creating better outcomes for constituents using data driven decisions. Our growth allows the ODGA to better support our agency partners and constituents to leverage us as we continue to stabilize the ecosystem of data governance and data sharing in the Commonwealth.