TSPPPA Summer Conversations Series

The Evidence Act and Organization of Information Policy Activities at Office of Management and Budget (OMB)

DC at night

A year-and-a-half after passage of the Foundations for Evidence-Based Policymaking Act in 2018, how are agencies implementing its requirements to improve the use of data and statistical evidence to support policymaking? Two Trachtenberg alumni who were instrumental in laying the groundwork for the Act will discuss its goals and progress to date.


  • Susan Dudley
  • Nick Hart
  • Nancy Potok

Nancy Potok (TSPPPA PhD) and Nick Hart (TSPPPA PHD) chair a National Academy of Public Administration “Grand Challenges” task force focused on the OMB role in implementing the Evidence Act and federal data strategy. Trachtenberg research professor Susan Dudley, who serves on the NAPA task force, will moderate the discussion.