5. Data Leadership & Governance


In June 2020, Tennessee hired a Chief Data Officer (CDO) within the Office of Strategic Technology Solutions (STS) as part of Finance and Administration. The CDO has developed a data management and open data strategy and a statewide framework for data governance. The CDO has developed a future state architecture for the data platform to modernize the way data is shared and accessed internally across agencies and externally.

Additionally, the state has a Data Governance Committee to improve data quality, promote data sharing, and support deploying a statewide data governance framework. The Data Governance Committee is responsible for contributing to the statewide and agency data policies, practices, and implementation, from the regular review and analysis of practices that support and improve data quality to recommending training and workforce development programs as they relate to data and more.