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As part of the Federal Data Strategy, the Department of Commerce is looking for experts to help Federal agencies use their data for decisionmaking as part of the newly formed Advisory Committee on Data for Evidence Building, according to an upcoming Federal Register post. […]

Despite the passage of the Foundations for Evidence-Based Policymaking Act, the Department of Labor (DoL) is providing low funding for evaluation activities compared to previous years, according to documents obtained by the Data Coalition.






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Agencies will need to address cultural and technical challenges to implement policies on open data and better data governance, and also will need the right tools and practices to effectively bring those policies into reality, according to a report released today by the Data Foundation and Deloitte.






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The Office of Management and Budget (OMB) released a memo on implementing the first phase of the Foundations for Evidence-Based Policymaking Act, including deadlines for naming agency chief data officers (CDO), creating data governance bodies, and developing learning agendas.






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With initiatives like the Federal Data Strategy, the Foundations for Evidence-Based Policymaking Act, and the President’s Management Agenda pushing agency use of data, a new study from the Partnership for Public Service and Grant Thornton examines the best practices for agencies looking to use their data to drive better results.






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The Federal Data Strategy’s first-year action plan draft, as well as finalized principles and practices, will be released tomorrow, Tuesday June 4, on Strategy.Data.gov, said Nancy Potok, chief statistician of the United States.






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The Department of Defense (DoD) is working on a joint data strategy for the service branches within the department, said Michael Conlin, chief data officer at DoD.






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On Monday evening, President Trump signed the Open, Public, Electronic, and Necessary (OPEN) Government Data Act into law, setting the requirement for all government agencies to make data open and machine-readable by default.






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