Fifth U.S. Open Government National Action Plan
Commitment Tracker

Commitment:

Expand the Production, Dissemination, and Use of Equitable Data

Full Commitment Text OGP Commitment Page

Progress for this commitment is tracked based on the following sub-commitment(s). You can also view the full text of this commitment.

US0113.1 The Federal Government commits to implement 5 recommendations from the Equitable Data Working Group, including by rechartering the Equitable Data Working Group as a subcommittee of the Office of Science and Technology Policy’s National Science and Technology Council.
Agency Office of Science and Technology Policy, Tech team
Progress

Sec. 9 of President Biden’s February 16 Executive Order on Further Advancing Racial Equity and Support for Underserved Communities through the Federal Government codifies the role of the Subcommittee on Equitable Data: https://www.whitehouse.gov/briefing-room/presidential-actions/2023/02/16/executive-order-on-further-advancing-racial-equity-and-support-for-underserved-communities-through-the-federal-government/

Progress toward implementing the 5 recommendations of the Equitable Data Working Group can be found in the following report: https://www.whitehouse.gov/wp-content/uploads/2023/03/Progress-on-Equitable-Data-Mar2023.pdf

US0113.2 The Subcommittee on Equitable Data will commit to publishing a public report synthesizing its findings on how Federal agencies can better collaborate with members of the public, especially from underserved communities, in collecting, analyzing, and using equitable data.
Agency Office of Science and Technology Policy, Office of the Chief Technology Officer
Progress

The Subcommittee on Equitable Data is reviewing their findings with Federal agencies and preparing to make them publicly available.

US0113.3 The Subcommittee on Equitable Data commits to creating a government-wide community of practice, including a listserv, learning assets such as “how to” guides, and regular webinars to share lessons learned across agencies.
Agency Office of Science and Technology Policy, Tech team
Progress

The Equitable Data Community of Practice was started in January 2023 and the listserv has ~530 members. The Community of Practice has held 6 learning sessions, has initiated a newsletter for agencies, and continues to foster collaboration among government agencies.

US0113.4 To pilot data feedback loop strategies, over the next year the Subcommittee on Equitable Data commits to sharing public recommendations to individual Federal agencies received through past Requests for Information, and then sharing back publicly whether agencies can implement the recommendations and any relevant barriers to doing so.
Agency Office of Science and Technology Policy, Tech team
Progress

The Subcommittee on Equitable Data piloted a new approach to feedback loops with the public. The results of that pilot are expected to be released in Summer 2023 along with a narrative about the results.

US0113.5 The Subcommittee on Equitable Data commits to publishing a progress report in early 2023 on agency adoption of the recommendations of the Equitable Data Working Group, including agency case studies and recommendations to reduce barriers and accelerate equitable outcomes.
Agency Office of Science and Technology Policy, Tech team
Progress

The Subcommitteee on Equitable Data released the progress report in March 2023. The link for the report is: https://www.whitehouse.gov/wp-content/uploads/2023/03/Progress-on-Equitable-Data-Mar2023.pdf

US0113.6 Further, the Subcommittee on Equitable Data Interagency Working Group on Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity, launched through the Executive Order on Advancing Equality for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer, and Intersex Individuals (Executive Order 14075), commits to publishing a Federal Evidence Agenda on LGBTQI+ Equity and sharing the Agenda with public stakeholders;
Agency Office of Science and Technology Policy, Tech team
Progress

The Subcommitee on Equitable Data released the Federal Evidence Agenda on LGBTQI+ Equity in January 2023. A link to the report can be found here: https://www.whitehouse.gov/wp-content/uploads/2023/01/Federal-Evidence-Agenda-on-LGBTQI-Equity.pdf

US0113.7 In addition, the Director of OMB, through the Chief Statistician of the United States, is evaluating SOGI data practices across agencies, and plans to update reports, guidance, or directives, as needed, based upon the latest evidence, research, and stakeholder input, per Executive Order 14075.
Agency Office of Management and Budget, Office of the Chief Statistician
Progress

The Office of the Chief Statistician of the United States released recommendations on the best practices for collecting sexual orientation and gender identity data on federal statistical surveys. A link to the report can be found here:

https://www.whitehouse.gov/wp-content/uploads/2023/01/SOGI-Best-Practices.pdf

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