The Daily Scoop Podcast: September 16, 2021
On today’s episode of The Daily Scoop Podcast, Francis Rose covers recommendations to improve IT modernization efforts at USAF, the government’s progress on data-driven decision-making and how the Department of Defense is learning to operate under a continuing resolution.
GAO survey of federal managers suggests progress needed on evidence-based policymaking
One-third of respondents reported using evidence to inform the public about a program’s performance.
Experts urge OMB to ensure agencies budget for evidence-based policymaking
OMB acknowledges that agencies need resources to make evaluation a 'central function'.
Agencies get guidance on how to pick a CDO, and more
OMB recently published a memo with deadlines, qualification requirements and more.
Evidence-based decision making: What DOE, USDA and others are learning
A new report stresses a top-down, bottom-up approach — as well as building capacity — as agencies grapple with new mandates for evidence-based policymaking.
For government to capitalize on its data, officials say it should be user-friendly
Recent laws have strengthened the government’s data transparency, but the true utility of agencies' information lies in its ability to be shared, officials said.