Press Release

Data Coalition Statement Regarding OMB Guidance on Implementing the Evidence Act

This week, the White House Office of Management and Budget (OMB) released guidance on the implementation of the Foundations for Evidence-Based Policymaking Act. Nick Hart, CEO of the Data Coalition, issued the following statement regarding the guidance:

“OMB’s new guidance on implementing the Evidence Act is a productive step forward for ensuring federal agencies have the leaders in place to promote evidence-based policymaking. The designation of new chief data officers, evaluation officers, and statistical experts across government is a critical first step for making government data more accessible and useful in our society. While ideally this guidance would have been issued months ago, the Data Coalition applauds OMB for prioritizing these leadership roles, offering detailed implementation guidance, a clear organizational plan, and a government-wide scope. The Data Coalition looks forward to working with the Executive Branch to effectively implement the Evidence Act.”

About the Data Coalition: The Data Coalition is America’s premier voice on data policy. We advocate on behalf of the private sector and the public interest for government data to be accessible, high-quality, and used to enhance accountability, improve government effectiveness, reduce compliance costs, and stimulate innovation. Our members represent a cross-section of the technology, data analytics, and data management industry. For more information, visit

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