Implementing the Evidence Act – And the Role That a Multi-Layered Change Management Process Will Play

Five years ago, the most comprehensive data governance law was passed in the U.S. On January 14, 2019, the “Foundations for Evidence-Based Policymaking Act of 2018,” also known as the “Evidence Act,” was passed into law.

The Evidence Act requires U.S. Government federal agencies to designate a non-political appointee as Chief Data Officer (CDO) to lead data governance and data management, and partner with agency Chief Information Officers (CIO) to protect and safeguard data.

The goals of the Evidence Act are laser-focused on creating the organizational infrastructure to leverage the power of data for the American people.

But five years into the journey, many agencies are only just beginning to implement many of the key provisions and requirements set forth by the law.

Why is the Evidence Act significant?

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