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December 2, 2020

Virginia Tackles Pandemic Response, Opioid Crisis with Data

CDO Carlos Rivero explains how he aligns his priorities with the CIO’s, how COVID-19 accelerated Virginia’s data governance strategy and how his time with the Federal Transit Administration informs state-level work.

November 11, 2020

NASCIO Voices Podcast

Amy and Matt talk with Virginia's Chief Data Officer, Carlos Rivero, about the recent NASCIO Award on their "Framework for Addiction Analysis and Community Transformation (FAACT)." 

More information on the award here.

October 9, 2020

How The Commonwealth Of Virginia Uses Data And AI To Enhance Operations

State governments have unique challenges when it comes to budgets, workforce readiness, and technology adoption. Increasingly state and local governments have also been innovative, pushing forward AI technology to help with many operational and...

September 16, 2020

Using Data to Save Lives

The battle to tackle an opioid epidemic across the USA was going nowhere. So the Commonwealth of Virginia turned to data to fight it, appointing Carlos Rivero as the first Chief Data Officer with a mission to bring the numbers down - and save lives. He talks to Tech for Good about the methods behind the data-driven response to the crisis, and how it's now being applied to COVID-19.

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2020 NASCIO State IT Recognition Awards

The Office of Data Governance and Analytics and the Virginia Department of Criminal Justice Services are the 2020 National Association of State Chief Information Officers’ (NASCIO) State IT Recognition award recipient in the category of Cross-Boundary Collaboration & Partnerships for the Framework for Addiction Analysis and Community Transformation (FAACT) data-sharing and analytics platform! These annual awards honor transformational projects and initiatives that address critical business problems, improve business processes and elevate the citizen experience. Read the NASCIO press release announcement.

COVITS - Innovative Use of Big Data and Analytics

The Framework for Addiction Analysis and Community Transformation (FAACT) won a 2019 Governor's Technology Award for the innovative approach to improving government for the benefit of citizens.