California sometime this year could be the latest state to hire a chief data officer (CDO). The recommendation is part of legislation from State Sen Richard Pan (D-Sacramento), according to multiple reports. 

The bill calls for California's governer to hire a CDO by Jan. 1, 2016. Once hired, the CDO would be required to publish at least 150 data sets on the statewide open data portal by 2017, according to TechWire.net.

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