LANSING – Last Wednesday, Governor Gretchen Whitmer signed an executive order creating the Michigan Data and Analytics Center at the Department of Technology, Management and Budget.

The new department will analyze data and information from all departments and help those departments improve efficiency and determine project outcomes based on data and evidence.

“Whether it’s using economic data to create jobs and grow our economy, or to identify better health and education outcomes to set our children on the path to success, data helps us increase transparency and efficiency, understand trends and make a difference for every citizen Michigan,” Whitmer said.

Executive Order 2022-11 also asked government directors to coordinate with the new department to obtain the data they would need.

The new department will be headed by a chief data officer tasked with ensuring privacy by ensuring that data is shared in a secure manner that complies with laws and regulations.

Whitmer also noted the work Lt. Gov. Garlin Gilchrist II has done on the project.

“Data-driven policymaking has been central to my career as a public servant,” Gilchrist said. “Today’s executive order builds on the work I’ve done with the city of Detroit and is a step toward a more efficient, data-driven state government.”

This article was published courtesy of the Michigan Small Business Association

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