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Commerce Dept Seeks Comments on Draft Practices in Federal Data Strategy

The Commerce Department has begun to solicit public comments on draft practices in the proposed Federal Data Strategy that seeks to meet one of the cross-agency priority goals in the President’s Management Agenda.

A Federal Register notice published Wednesday says the working groups have classified into five objectives the proposed practices in the strategy, which aims to leverage data as a “strategic asset” in order to advance transparency and facilitate oversight.

Those objectives include data security and protection; management of data as a strategic asset; and efficient use of data assets.

The department will accept comments on the proposed practices through Nov. 16 and plans to issue another request for input in January 2019 to seek feedback on a year-one plan for the strategy’s implementation.

The Federal Data Strategy will guide agencies in data collection and management and inform actions for program data, mission-support information, statistical data and other data assets, according to the notice.

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