Ten bills introduced in the Virginia General Assembly in January have been withdrawn and placed under the purview of newly elected Gov. Ralph Northam — one of which would create a state chief data officer (CDO) position. As it stands, Northam is expected to roll most, if not all the bills, together into a larger package — this according to Del. Mark Keam, D - 35th District. “My original bill is not going forward," he said. “The governor has reached out to use my bill in an open data initiative."