The U.S. Department of Commerce will hire its first chief data officer, joining a growing number of states and localities that have created data officer positions. "We must build a common platform that ensures greater technical capacity to liberate our data, an ability to combine data in ways that make them more valuable," she said. "We aspire to develop new suites of data products created to meet the needs of businesses, innovators, governments and others." Pritzker pointed to the U.S. Cluster Mapping Registry as an example of effective data use.