Chief Data Officer
U.S. Census Bureau
Dr. Zach Whitman joined the U.S. Census Bureau as the Chief Data Officer in July 2016 to promote the use of Census data in the public and commercial sectors. He is currently leading the development of the U.S. Census Bureau’s enterprise data dissemination strategy and platform, accessible at data.census.gov. His prior experience at the Departments of Housing and Urban Development, Homeland Security, and Transportation included developing data dissemination platforms, civic data engagement events for federal agencies, and public-private partnerships. His mission is to promote the utility and interoperability of governmental open data through improved data discovery and accessibility.