On June 27, the U.S. Department of Commerce published a Request for Comment seeking input on the President’s Management Agenda which established a Cross-Agency Priority (CAP) goal of Leveraging Data as a Strategic Asset. This program has an intended purpose of guiding development of a comprehensive long-term Federal Data Strategy to grow the economy, increase the effectiveness of the Federal Government, facilitate oversight, and promote transparency. The deadline for comments is July 27, 2018.
This notice seeks comment on best strategies and processes for achieving this CAP goal. The Request for Comments seeks input on a 4 part strategy to:
- Manage government data as a strategic asset;
- enable the American public, businesses, and researchers to effectively and efficiently access and use data;
- improve the use of data for federal decision-making and accountability, including for policy-making, innovation, oversight, and learning; and
- facilitate the use of federal data by interested parties to enhance the accessibility and usefulness of that data through commercial ventures, or innovation, or for additional public uses.