Washington D.C. Interim Chief Technology Officer (CTO) and former CDO Barney Krucoff delivered a lightning talk at the Summit on Data-Smart Government on the District’s data policy. Krucoff emphasized that D.C. needed a policy that would go beyond open data to address all city data, as open and protected data are two sides of the same coin.
D.C.’s data policy treats data as an asset that is separate from the system in which it resides. This data is most valuable when shared, but there are limits on sharing for the sake of safety and policy. Thanks to its data policy, Washington D.C. completed an inventory of all city data, classified data by level of sensitivity, and published this inventory and classifications as an open dataset.
Speaker Bio: Barney Krucoff is Washington D.C.’s Interim CTO and formerly served as the District's first Chief Data Officer. Much of his work focused on the District’s data policy, which was issued by Mayor Bowser in April 2017.
In the early 1990s Barney began working with the Office of the Chief Technology Officer’s (OCTO) predecessor agency, the Department of Administrative Services, as a federal employee interested in mapping the city digitally. Barney also served as Geographic Information Officer for the State of Maryland, managing the GIS and Open Data programs. Before the Maryland position, Barney was the GIS Manager for the District of Columbia from 2004 to 2011. Additionally, Barney served four years on the National Geospatial Advisory Committee, where he advised the federal government on national geospatial policy, and he is a past chairman of the Metropolitan Washington Council of Government’s GIS Committee.