It’s been said and written about many times, but 2020 presented new and staggering challenges across the world and in this country. The data policy was no exception.
At the beginning of the year, the President’s 2021 budget included positive signals for data and evidence priorities. Many agencies made progress in prioritizing Foundations for Evidence-Based Policymaking Act of 2018 (Evidence Act) implementation and offered considered assessments of resource needs. Additionally, secure data sharing and access became a substantial part of agency planning, and artificial intelligence funding offered the potential to benefit core data infrastructure.
As the pandemic hit, it became increasingly clear that high quality, accessible and useable data would be necessary for an informed, evidence-based response. Here are just a few of the examples of what the Data Coalition has accomplished in the past 12 months...