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GovCast tells the personal stories of the government and industry leaders transforming the public sector, and the bits and pieces typically not covered by federal IT publications. We share the untold stories about how these influencers got to where they are, their passions in and outside of technology and the roadblocks they’ve conquered. You’ll find these stories are not always what you’d expect them to be.

May 11, 2021

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services' mission touches many facets of our lives. As Chief Data Officer Beth Puchek puts it, USCIS really is a data agency. With a background in mechanical and architectural engineering, Puchek discusses her fundamental approach to the agency's data strategy and how she is working to grow the concept of citizen development to make data more accessible, interoperable across other Department of Homeland Security agencies, and innovative to keep up with technology and manage risks.