The Foundations for Evidence-Based Policymaking Act of 2018 and the Federal Data Strategy created challenging new requirements for federal agencies. ACT-IAC undertook the Data-Driven Decision Making project to help government agencies address these requirements. The project report contains a data management maturity model, a self-assessment tool, and keys to success based on interviews with thirteen federal agencies. The report is available on ACT-IAC's website at: https://www.actiac.org/advancing-data-driven-decision-making-public-sector.
"The ability to curate data and to use supporting technologies like data analytics, robotic process automation, and artificial intelligence to make better decisions is critical to the delivery of government missions. In order to derive the best value from data, it must be managed strategically. Projects and programs focused on data management and appropriate use will help the government achieve its strategic goals, enhance services to citizens, and improve government operations," said Federal Deputy CIO Margie Graves.
Due to the importance and timeliness of this topic, ACT-IAC is pursuing several activities to address the increased focus on managing and using data.
CURRENT AND UPCOMING ACTIVITIES
- ACT-IAC Report: Advancing Data Driven Decision-Making In The Public Sector
- ACT-IAC Data-Driven Decision Making Forum, November 22, 2019. Visit https://www.actiac.org/events/data-driven-decision-making-forum.
- ACT-IAC's Institute for Innovation is launching a follow-on project to accelerate the adoption of an evidence-based culture in government. ACT-IAC plans to convene a group of federal Chief Data Officers and industry experts to explore establishing a community of practice to support this effort.
- ACT-IAC Emerging Technology Community of Interest (COI) Shark Tank featuring Blockchain Proof of Concepts using Data as a Strategic Asset, November 19, 2019 https://www.actiac.org/events/act-iac-emerging-technology-coi-november-2019