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OMB fills chief statistician vacancy after 2 years


Karin Orvis is tasked with ensuring the government has high-quality, actionable data to inform policy decisions.

Evidence-Based Policymaking Act oversight committee publishes first report


The Advisory Committee on Data for Evidence Building has made seven key recommendations for improving the use of data across agencies.

OMB looks to hire federal chief statistician again


The nearly two-year vacancy has seen every Evidence Act regulatory action fall behind schedule.

CDC would become central point for pandemic data under new House bill


The Health STATISTICS Act would have the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention set data and technology standards.

Government of the future can’t happen if each agency acts on its own, report says


But how can collaboration really happen? Government leaders offer some advice on how to actually break down silos.