Foundations for Evidence-Based Policymaking Act

How agencies are actually using data and data science to evaluate programs

Program evaluation dates almost as far back as government programs. But the art and science of program evaluation is always changing.

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Advisory panel outlines how agencies can meet ‘open data by default’ goal

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EPA’s Evidence Act officer honored for using data in program evaluation

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(AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)Dusk settles over the White House in Washington, Saturday, Jan. 23, 2021. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)

OMB memo elevates evidence-building as ‘need-to-have,’ evaluation experts say

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Federal CDOs still lack clarity around responsibilities, report finds

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A portion of President Donald Trump's first proposed budget, focusing on the Department of Housing and Urban Development, and released by the Office of Management and Budget, is photographed in Washington, Wednesday, March 15, 2017. (AP Photo/Jon Elswick)

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

According to Nick Hart, CEO of the Data Coalition, the new Federal Data Strategy “will fundamentally change the way government uses data.”

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New Federal Data Strategy draws from evidence-based policymaking act

The Data Coalition said the new strategy was influenced by the Foundations for Evidence Based Policymaking Act, and will make federal data more accessible.

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

Federal Statistician Nancy Potok will retire from her leadership job at the Office of Management and Budget after a busy year coordinating the rollout of the Trump administration’s policies on data-driven decision-making.

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