The government produces petabytes of data every day and the administration is looking to strengthen the collection and analysis of that information and release more of it to the public.
Included in the president's 2016 budget proposal are several initiatives to increase access to data and improve the government's evidence-based decision making.
"The administration is committed to continuing cost-effective investment in federal statistical programs in order to build and support agencies' capacity to incorporate evidence and evaluation analyses into budget, management and policy decisions," the budget reads. "The 2016 budget includes a package of proposals that would make additional administrative data from federal agencies and programs legally and practically available for policy development, program evaluation, performance measurement and accountability and transparency efforts." Continue>>>