The Network of Schools of Public Policy, Affairs, and Administration (NASPAA) selected the paper authored by Maggie Reeves and Robert McMillan of the Georgia Policy Labs (GPL) as the winner of its 2019 Data Science Curriculum for Public Service competition. Their paper addressed the question, “What are the elements of successful approaches for establishing and maintaining a secure facility to access confidential government data?” NASPAA chose their paper, entitled “Secure Shouldn’t Mean Secret: A Call for Public Policy Schools to Share, Support, and Teach Data Stewardship,” from almost 30 submissions from around the globe.
GPL is a collaboration between Georgia State University and a variety of government agencies to promote evidence-based policy development and implementation. Housed in the Andrew Young School of Policy Studies, GPL works to create an environment where policymakers have the information and tools available to improve the effectiveness of existing government policies and programs, try out new ideas for addressing pressing issues, and decide what new initiatives are promising enough to scale up. The ultimate goal is to help government entities more effectively use scarce resources and make a positive difference in the lives of children and families.
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