5. Data Leadership & Governance


Arizona’s Department of Administration has a State Data Management Architect who serves as the statewide Chief Data Officer and has led the Statewide Data Management Program (SDMP) since 2016. The Chief Data Officer leads data management at the Department of Administration, as well as the State Data Interoperability Council, which oversees data sharing between state agencies. As part of the Arizona Strategic Enterprise Technology Office, the State Data Management Architect promulgates data governance policies that address technology; security; privacy; and communication strategies, policies, and procedures.