NCSES Data Governance

Data Privacy.
The Foundations for Evidence-Based Policymaking Act of 2018 (the Evidence Act) requires changes to how the federal government manages and uses the information it collects, emphasizing strong agency coordination for the strategic use of data.
The National Center for Science and Engineering Statistics (NCSES) is NSF’s statistical agency and participates in NSF’s ongoing data governance efforts.
In response to the Evidence Act and the framework for the Federal Data Strategy, NCSES has also formally incorporated data governance practices to support the use of strategic data assets and ensure alignment with the needs of the federal statistical system.
The following NCSES officials have been designated to lead data governance efforts.

Data Oversight: Ken Shirakawa

Evaluation Oversight: 
Christina Freyman 
Statistical Oversight: John Finamore

Records Custodian: 
Jason Johnson

NCSES’s approach to data governance is summarized in its Data Governance Body Charter (471 KB) .

NCSES Data Inventory

The Evidence Act (Title II) mandates that data be "open by default" while considering privacy and confidentiality. Title II also specifies that a comprehensive data inventory should be created for each agency's open data assets. The NCSES data inventory can be found here.