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Commerce Dept Announces Formation of Advisory Panel on Data for Evidence Building

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The Department of Commerce has announced the establishment of an advisory committee to review and offer recommendations on how to advance the use of government data for evidence building.

A notice says the committee will evaluate and provide recommendations to the director of the Office of Management and Budget on how to facilitate data linkage and data sharing and submit an annual report to the OMB chief on its findings and operations.

The department’s office of the undersecretary for economic affairs will oversee the advisory panel, which was created in accordance with the Foundations for Evidence-Based Policymaking Act of 2018 and in support of the Federal Data Strategy.

The notice also seeks nominations for the committee’s non-federal members. Nominations are due Dec. 4