Commerce hires first chief data scientist

Commerce hires first chief data scientist Jeffrey Chen was recently hired to serve as Commerce’s chief data scientist as part of an ongoing effort to share the department’s data more widely. The Commerce Department has hired a data scientist to support its launch of the Commerce Data Service in another step toward building a data-driven government, an agency official said. In a Nov. 17 blog post, Tyrone Grandison, Commerce’s deputy chief data officer, said the agency had hired Jeffrey Chen as its first chief data scientist to “help supercharge our data projects that will fundamentally change the way people and businesses interact with the department and its bureaus using the power of data science.” Grandison himself is a new hire at the agency. He was named head of the CDS…


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