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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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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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Data Privacy and Data Access Frontier: Strategies Exist for Concurrent Improvements

Jenna Shelton / Blog December 12, 2018

Two independent blue-ribbon panels unanimously concluded over the past 18 months that secure data access can be encouraged while simultaneously maintaining stringent confidentiality protections.

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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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Why an Accurate Census Count in 2020 Matters

Nick Hart, Meron Yohannes / Blog November 21, 2018

The Census Bureau’s efforts to better use technology and web-based approaches for the decennial census are long overdue.

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BPC Obtains Documents Revealing Labor Dept Cut Funds for Program Evaluation

Evidence / Press Release October 16, 2018

BPC obtained documents through the Freedom of Information Act that reveal the Department of Labor sharply cut funding for evaluating whether its programs are operating effectively.

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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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Evidence: Time to Act

Evidence / September 6, 2018 9:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. ET

BPC hosted an event marking the one-year anniversary of the commission’s final report and explored the future opportunities for evidence-based policymaking.

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