Why a meaningful data strategy requires more than an action plan

Why a meaningful data strategy requires more than an action plan
The Trump administration recently released a Federal Data Strategy draft action plan, outlining a series of ambitious — and at times ambiguous — steps for responsible governance of federal data use. The action plan is a significant and positive step for the government, where leaders seem to be arriving at a critical consensus: Agencies have a lot of data, and they need guidelines for protecting it and making the most of it.

Many of the action items in the draft Federal Data Strategy hold substantial promise, including establishing a data ethics framework; creating a repository of tools and resources for agencies; designating pilot programs for testing out new applications; and developing measures for workforce training and cross-agency collaboration. If and when these action items are realized, they will put government agencies miles ahead in their ability to maximize data, improve security and better serve constituents.

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