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Dec 2 -- The Advisory Committee on Data for Evidence Building (Advisory Committee) requests comments from the public by December 31, 2021 on its first annual report to the Director of the Office of Management and Budget (OMB).
 
The Foundations for Evidence-Based Policymaking Act of 2018 requires Federal agencies to modernize their data management practices to develop and support evidence-based policymaking. The Act requires the Director of the Office of Management and Budget (OMB), or the head of an agency designated by the Director, to establish the Advisory Committee on Data for Evidence Building (Advisory Committee). In a letter dated September 3, 2019, OMB delegated managerial and administrative responsibility for this Federal advisory committee to the Department of Commerce Office of Under Secretary for Economic Affairs (OUSEA). The Advisory Committee is required to deliver publicly available annual reports on its activities and findings to the OMB Director.  
 
The Advisory Committee submitted its first-year report on October 29, 2021.  The report summarizes the Committee's first-year activities and resulting findings, laying out a vision for a National Secure Data Service and the future of data sharing, data linkages, and privacy enhancing techniques across Federal agencies and with state and local governments. The report describes recommended actions that can be taken today to build towards that vision while also articulating the path that the Committee intends to take across the next year to further develop recommendations for implementing the vision.
 
This request for comments offers researchers, evaluators, contractors, government entities, and other interested parties the opportunity to inform the Committee's second-year plans. This is a general solicitation of comments from the public. The FRN commentors may respond to any section of the report.  
 
ACDEB first year report: https://www.bea.gov/system/files/2021-10/acdeb-year-1-report.pdf
ACDEB website @BEA: https://www.bea.gov/evidence
ACDEB website @FACAdatabase: https://www.facadatabase.gov/FACA/apex/FACAPublicCommittee?id=a10t0000004TmoHAAS
FR notice inviting public comments: https://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2021/12/02/2021-26161/request-for-comments-on-the-first-annual-report-of-the-advisory-committee-on-data-for-evidence

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