2019 Fed 100

Federal 100: Nancy Potok

 

Name: Nancy Potok
Title: Chief Statistician of the United States and Chief, Statistical and Science Policy Branch
Agency: Office of Management and Budget

Driving data strategy. Potok has been instrumental in creating a data-driven government. She brought together diverse communities to improve federal statistics, emphasizing new techniques that combine data from multiple sources. She has pushed the use of data as a strategic asset in her role as co-lead on the Federal Data Strategy, shaped how agencies gather and use data under the Evidence-Based Policymaking Act and been involved in the implementation of the Confidential Information Protection and Statistical Efficiency Act, which promotes data sharing while protecting confidentiality. She has also helped keep planning for the 2020 census on track amid significant policy and program issues.

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