Marybeth Head

Biden memo enhances independence of federal scientists from political appointees

The executive action raises the profile of senior career officials at scientific agencies, seeks to increase transparency around agency research and regulations…

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Federal CDOs still lack clarity around responsibilities, report finds

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HUD ‘moving quickly’ with data-driven analysis to spend $3B in pandemic funding

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Next 10 years of federal data decision-making outlined in WH strategy

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Nancy Potok

Chief Statistician Nancy Potok, driving force behind data transformation, to retire by year’s end

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Advice offered to agencies for coping with new transparency requirements

Former White House controller Dave Mader provides highlights of detailed advice for agencies on coping with the requirements of two new transparency laws.

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Where does the Federal Data Strategy go from here? Evidence panel members revisit ideas

Former Commission on Evidence-Based Policymaking members say it’s time for Congress to reconsider recommendations that never got off the ground.

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FILE - In this Friday, Jan. 18, 2019 file photo, a man exhales a puff of smoke from a vape pipe at a shop in Richmond, Va. During a Tuesday, Sept. 24, 2019 congressional subcommittee hearing, a U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention official said she believes “hundreds more” cases have been reported to health authorities since the previous week. The CDC then put the tally at 530 confirmed and probable cases of the serious lung illnesses. Nine deaths have been reported. (AP Photo/Steve Helber)

Vaping: Perfect case for evidence-based policy-making

If the government regulates or bans, its best basis is an evidence-driven one.

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