OMB Memorandum M-19-18, dated June 4, 2019, establishes a Federal Data Strategy (Strategy) as a framework of operational principles and best practices that help agencies deliver on the promise of data in the 21st century. Through consistent data infrastructure and practices, the Strategy will enable Government to fully leverage data as a strategic asset by supporting strong data governance and providing the protection and security that the American people, businesses, and partners deserve. This Strategy serves as a roadmap for agencies to harness the potential of data while ensuring security, privacy, and transparency. Federal agencies and data leaders, particularly the Chief Data Officer, are encouraged to adopt this framework to improve data management, protect privacy, and promote efficient data use, thereby driving value for the public.

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