What you need to know about data access and integration
- Government data consist of information collected through the administration of government programs and survey responses. They are often inaccessible across different agencies and generally underused.
- Expanding access to government data and facilitating integration of data from different sources can help improve service delivery and ensure government efficiency.
- Efforts to expand access and data integration can and must be pursued in a way that ensures the confidentiality of the data.
- The bipartisan Commission on Evidence-Based Policymaking has proposed the creation of a National Secure Data Service to facilitate data access and integration while protecting privacy.