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Blockchain Shows Promise for Open Data, but Is Not a Silver Bullet

Kody Carmody / Blog January 22, 2019

A rising technology called blockchain promises to bolster confidence in data with potential applications in diverse areas like absentee voting to applying smart technologies for the future of cities.

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GREAT(er) Transformation for Federal Grant Process Focus of House Bill

Nick Hart / Blog January 17, 2019

More than 40,000 grantees received $750 billion in grants from the federal government in fiscal year 2018, the consequences of poor grant management are potentially significant.

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Conference Call: President Enacts Milestone Law on Privacy, Data, and Evidence

Evidence / January 16, 2019 2:00 p.m. to 2:45 p.m. ET

The Foundations for Evidence-Based Policymaking Act, enacted this week, provides the most significant changes to the federal government’s data and evaluation infrastructure in a generation.

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POSTPONED: Conference Call: Congress Passes Privacy, Data, and Evidence Legislation

Evidence / January 7, 2019 1:00 p.m. to 1:45 p.m. ET

Join BPC’s experts to learn what the Foundations for Evidence-Based Policymaking Act means for the American public, the effectiveness of government, and opportunities for evaluators and researchers.

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Congress Provides New Foundation for Evidence-Based Policymaking

Nick Hart, Tim Shaw / Blog December 22, 2018

Congress took another step toward improving the availability of evidence for important policy decisions by passing the Foundations for Evidence-Based Policymaking Act of 2018.

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Bipartisan Recommendations for Evidence-based Policymaking Advance Through Senate

Evidence / Press Release December 19, 2018

The Senate unanimously advanced legislation that addresses 11 of the 22 recommendations from the U.S. Commission on Evidence-Based Policymaking.

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Fedheads: Call Me Commissioner

Evidence / News November 26, 2018

Tedd McCann gives the latest updates on effort to codify some of the recommendations from the Commission on Evidence-Based Policymaking.

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Barriers to Using Government Data

Nick Hart, Kody Carmody / Research October 10, 2018

Additional findings from an extended analysis of the commission’s survey, delving deeper into the barriers and priorities acknowledged by surveyed federal offices.

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Evidence-Building Capacity Important for Effectively Implementing New Law on Program Management

Diana Ramos, Nick Hart / Blog October 9, 2018

While good program management seems like a simple concept, in practice, the suite of federal laws, regulations, and policies for contracting can limit effective implementation.

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A New Technology May Revolutionize Privacy-Preserving Data Analysis: Secure Multi-Party Computation

Nick Hart, Kira Fatherree / Blog August 24, 2018

Secure multi-party computation technology allows data analysis and the sharing of a result without actually sharing any underlying sensitive data

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