“Recently released budget proposals show that federal agencies are preparing to take responsibility for implementing data initiatives shaped by the Office of Management of Budget over much of last year.”
“For more than a year, top White House and agency IT officials have discussed how to use the federal government’s data to implement evidence-based policies and drive a more efficient government. Now, after OMB headed an effort on the federal data strategy and its year-one action plan last year, fiscal 2021 congressional justifications show that responsibilities for data initiatives are shifting to federal agencies.”
“Throughout budget requests, agencies explain several efforts both planned and underway to set up the infrastructure necessary to support them as they seek to implement the “Foundations for Evidence-Based Policymaking Act of 2018,” a law signed last year which dictates data-related efforts agencies had to undertake, including plans, inventories and agency governance structures.”
“We’re trending in the right direction, particularly because agencies seem to … really own the implementation of the [Evidence] Act and [are] saying ‘we are now identifying in a…” Read the full article here.
Source: Here are the signs agencies are giving on federal data initiatives – By Andrew Eversden, February 12, 2020. Federal Times.