Energy Department looking to hire chief data officer

The Energy Department is seeking a chief data officer, according to a job posting on

The chief data officer will be responsible for managing the department’s open data efforts, establishing agencywide data policies regarding privacy, security and confidentiality and will represent the agency in working groups with the federal chief information officer and chief technology officer.

The position will operate out of the Energy’s Germantown, Maryland, headquarters, as well as the Washington, D.C., office. Salary ranges from $120,749 to $181,500 per year.

The posting comes as the rise of the chief data officer continues in the federal government. Last month, former consultant Dan Morgan started as the Transportation Department’s first-ever CDO. Shortly thereafter, Commerce Department Secretary Penny Pritzker announced a search for her own department’s CDO.


Several other government outlets also employ CDOs, including the National Institutes of Health, the Federal Communications Commission, the Federal Reserve and the U.S. Army.

The Energy Department seems to be moving quickly with the hire, with the posting’s open period set to close Sept. 12.



Greg Otto

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