Government Data Advisory Board

Board Creation

The Government Data Advisory Board (GDAB) was created through HB 09-1285. It was specifically established to advise the State Chief Information Officer on activities and policies necessary to developing the interdepartmental data protocol created in HB 08-1364.

Board Mission

GDAB's mission is to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of state government, citizen service delivery and policy-making by providing guidance and recommendations on how the state should govern and manage data and data management systems.

Board Role

The Board has two primary roles: 

  1. The first is to assist the State Chief Information Officer and Chief Data Officer in determining the state's data strategy, policies, standards, architecture and assisting with issue management. 
  2. The Board's second role is as advocate - both from their communities to OIT regarding stakeholder needs and concerns and to their community as key communicators regarding the state's progress, concerns and challenges.

Board Responsibilities

Per HB 09-1285, the GDAB has the following duties:

  • To advise the State Chief Information Officer regarding the ongoing development, maintenance, and implementation of the interdepartmental data protocol; 
  • To advise the State Chief Information Officer concerning best practices in sharing and protecting data in state government; 
  • To recommend to the State Chief Information Officer rules and procedures that a state agency shall follow in requesting, or responding to a request for, data from another state agency, including, but not limited to, strategies for enforcing said rules; 
  • To advise the State Chief Information Officer concerning rules and procedures for responding to data requests submitted by an entity outside of state government; 
  • To recommend to the State Chief Information Officer a schedule of fees that the Office may charge to state agencies to supervise and administer interdepartmental and external data requests, that a state agency may charge another state agency in responding to an interdepartmental data request, and that a state agency may charge to respond to a data request submitted by an entity outside of state government; and, 
  • To advise the State Chief Information Officer on other issues pertaining to data sharing.

A report will be given to the Legislature annually on or before March 1 by the State Chief Information Officer concerning implementing protocols for sharing data among state agencies and entities and with local governments and nongovernmental entities.

Board Meeting Agendas & Notes

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