July 23, 2019 AMENDED Executive Order – 2016-07 – Open Data, Data Management, and Data Governance Press Release Subject: Open Data, Data Management, and Data GovernanceNumber: 2016-07 As AmendedBy Direction of: Tom Wolf, GovernorDate: July 24, 2019WHEREAS, Commonwealth agencies under the Governor’s jurisdiction (the “Enterprise”) obtain, create, and store significant amounts of data; andWHEREAS, these public stores of data have many potential public and private uses, including use as “open data” (i.e. publicly available data structured in a way that enables the data to be fully available and usable by end users); andWHEREAS, data planning, development, investment, access, and sharing efforts should be prioritized and coordinated across the Enterprise to maximize efficiency and cost effectiveness, and enhance existing information sharing and technology compatibility through standardization by means of Information Technology Policies (ITPs), and reduce expenditures for research and development; andWHEREAS, private enterprises obtaining, creating and storing data have similar needs for efficiency and standardization, and can both benefit from and assist in these efforts; andWHEREAS, it is essential that the Commonwealth utilize a central organization to govern, evaluate, coordinate, implement, and improve Enterprise data development, open data planning and cooperation, research, project prioritization, investment, and effectiveness; andWHEREAS, The Administrative Code of 1929 (Act 1929-175, P.L. 177, as amended), at Sections 501 and 502 (71 P.S. §§ 181, 182), requires administrative departments and several independent and departmental administrative boards to coordinate their work and activities with other departments, boards, and commissions; andWHEREAS, the confidentiality, security, and privacy requirements associated with Commonwealth data and facilities must remain a priority in all open data, data governance, and data development efforts; andWHEREAS, the Commonwealth, in order to foster innovation, cooperation, and transparency, should seek to share and/or provide access to all data, both internally and externally, whenever possible unless restricted by federal, state, or other statutes or regulations, or policies, standards or best practices that prohibit the sharing of specific data; andWHEREAS, privacy and protection efforts must be prioritized and coordinated across the Enterprise and across Agencies under the Governor’s jurisdiction to maximize the data privacy, privacy standardization, and to reduce the risk of unauthorized public exposure; andWHEREAS, the privacy requirements associated with Commonwealth data and facilities must remain a priority in all data efforts.NOW, THEREFORE, I, Tom Wolf, Governor of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, by virtue of the authority vested in me by the Constitution of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and other laws, do hereby order and direct the Governor’s Office of Administration (OA) as follows:Powers and Duties.OA shall develop data priorities, strategic plans, direct data investments, procurements, and policy for the Enterprise. The Enterprise shall comply with direction from OA regarding the matters which are the subject of this Executive Order. OA shall make decisions on behalf of the Enterprise regarding operational matters related to open data, data governance, data protection, data development, data analytics, data sharing, and other responsibilities within the scope of this Executive Order.OA shall develop and facilitate the approach of the Enterprise to engagement with private and other public stakeholders on the matters which are the subject of this Executive Order.OA shall be responsible for the following:Creating the position of a Chief Data Officer tasked with establishing and maintaining a master data management plan that will be made available to the public, updated annually, and incorporates the following: Creating an advisory group (which should include, among others, agency Chief Information Officers, Information Security Officers, Data Stewards, architects, privacy officers, risk managers, and legal representation) to advise OA, Office for Information Technology (OIT) regarding overall data governance.Creating frameworks that include policies, processes, and standards that adhere to commonly accepted principles and legal requirements for data governance, data development, and the quality, sourcing, use, access, content, ownership, licensing of relevant data, and Enterprise data sharing.Creating a maintenance plan for the Enterprise Open Data Portal for Enterprise and public access.Providing guidance to the Enterprise regarding the procurement and standardization of technologies and services related to the subject matter of this Executive Order through the use of Information Technology Policies (ITPs).Communicating with the public both by publishing Enterprise open data plans and policies and by soliciting and/or allowing for public input on the subject matter of this Executive Order.Examining internally the Commonwealth data sets for business, confidentiality, privacy and security issues, and the reasonable mitigation of those issues, prior to the data’s release for open data purposes.Developing and facilitating the approach of the Enterprise to engagement with private and other public stakeholders, including; but not limited to, arranging for and expediting data-sharing and data access agreements, such as Memoranda of Understanding (MOUs), and encouraging and facilitating cooperation and substantive and administrative efficiencies.Prioritizing and coordinating data privacy and protection efforts across the Enterprise to maximize the privacy and protection of all data and to reduce the risk of public exposure of private or protected data.Identifying other potential areas of risk related to data storage, processing, access and sharing, and creating ways to manage that risk.Creating a framework for internal and external entities of the Enterprise to enable data access between citizen profiles and systems of record, data sharing, improve data portability and access, inventories, and analytics, and address barriers to implementing the framework.Executive Agencies. All agencies under the Governor’s jurisdiction shall provide assistance to and cooperate with OA as requested by OA in the pursuit of the matters which are the subject of this Executive Order. Independent Agencies, State-Affiliated Entities, and State-Related Entities. Independent agencies, state-affiliated entities, and state-related agencies are strongly encouraged to implement this Executive Order.Effective Date. This Executive Order shall take effect immediately.Termination Date. This Executive Order shall remain in effect unless revised or rescinded by the Governor. SHARE Email Facebook Twitter
Information is posted and updated on the California IMCA Speedweek Facebook page. Merced also opens the pits at 2 p.m., the drivers’ meeting is at 5:30 p.m. and racing is at 7 p.m. MERCED, Calif. – California is the place Modified and Northern SportMod drivers will want to be, for the inaugural California IMCA Speedweek Aug. 10-15. All events are draw/redraw. Modified features pay $100 to start, Northern SportMod features $75, with IMCA Speedway Motors Weekly Racing National, Shaw Race Cars Western Region and KMJ Performance State points, in addition to series points at stake. Top five drivers in standings for each division receive point fund shares, in increments of $1,000, $400, $200, $100 and $100 for the Modifieds and $700, $300, $200, $100 and $100 for the Northern SportMods. At Petaluma, the gate opens at noon, the drivers meeting is at 3:45 p.m. and racing starts at 5:30 p.m. And at Bakersfield, pits open at 3 p.m., the drivers’ meeting is at 5:30 p.m., hot laps are at 6 p.m. and racing gets underway at 7 p.m. Pit gates open at 1 p.m., the drivers’ meeting is at 5:30 p.m. and the first green flag flies at 7 p.m. sharp at Keller. Pits open at 2 p.m. at Antioch. The drivers’ meeting is at 4 p.m. and racing is at 5 p.m. Camping is allowed at each track but drivers and fans following Speedweek are reminded that no fires will be allowed. Several tracks will have Covid-19 forms to be filled out. Information about those forms is available from those tracks. IMCA Modifieds race for $1,000 to win their Fast Shafts All-Star Invitational ballot qualifying features while Karl Kustoms Northern SportMods chase $750 top checks each night. Nightly entry fee for drivers who did not pre-register is $20. Pit passes each night are $45. All events will be broadcast on Speed Shift TV and FloRacing. The inaugural California IMCA Speedweek presented by Hoppes Motorsports opens next Monday at Placerville Speedway, then travels to Petaluma Speedway on Aug. 11; to Antioch Speedway on Aug. 12; to Merced Speedway on Aug. 13; to Keller Auto Speedway in Hanford on Aug. 14; and to Bakersfield Speedway for the Aug. 15 finale. Placerville opens the pit gate at 11 a.m. with the drivers’ meeting at 4:45 p.m. and cars on the track at 5:15 p.m.
Venus Williams and Petra Kvitova meet in the Women’s Singles quarter finals today. Top seed Karolina Pliskova will take on America’s Coco Vandeweghe. Rafael Nadal and Roger Federer remain on course to meet in the semi finals of the U-S Open.The World Number One booked his place in the last eight with a comfortable victory over Ukraine’s Alexandr Dolgopolov in New York last night.Federer over came Philipp Kohlschreiber to reach the U-S Open quarter finals for the 12th time. Photo: © pixabay
Morocco’s government wants January’s Nations Cup soccer finals in the North African country to be postponed because of fears over the Ebola virus, state news agency MAP reported on Friday.A delegation from the country’s Ministry of Youth and Sports plans to meet Confederation of African Football (CAF) president Issa Hayatou to examine a report by the Morocco Health Ministry into the possible dangers of hosting the event amid the Ebola crisis sweeping West Africa.Last month, the Moroccan government ordered a detailed report into the possibility that the tournament, scheduled to run from January 17 to February 8, might lead to the disease spreading.More than 4000 people have died from the highly contagious virus in Guinea, Liberia, Nigeria and Sierra Leone, but Morocco has not reported any cases.