Karen Dunn Kelley: Final Action Plan for Federal Data Strategy Set for November Release

Karen Dunn Kelley
Karen Dunn Kelley

Karen Dunn Kelley, deputy secretary at the Department of Commerce, said the final action plan for a strategy that seeks to help agencies leverage data as a strategic asset is expected to be issued in November, FedTech reported Tuesday.

The action plan for the Federal Data Strategy “will help create a framework of consistency across the government,” Kelley said Tuesday at Imagine Nation ELC 2019 in Philadelphia. “Because these practices are aspirational, successfully carrying them out will involve incremental steps. It’s not a Big Bang theory.”

The Office of Management and Budget and three other agencies released in June the draft action plan for the strategy outlining the 16 steps agencies should implement to meet one of the cross-agency priority goals of the President’s Management Agenda.

Kelley also mentioned the Foundations for Evidence-Based Policymaking Act, which was passed by Congress in January, and how the law advances the use of government data.

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