- Policy Platforms
In response to a Request for Information from the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP), the Western Governors’ Association submitted several policy recommendations related to advancing privacy-enhancing technologies. The letter of June 23, signed by WGA Executive Director, Jim Ogsbury, encouraged OSTP to consult with states and state agencies as authentic partners in the collection, stewardship, analysis, and use of data to inform federal decision-making processes. “States serve a critical function as a primary sources and stewards of economic, social, geospatial, scientific, technical, and other datasets that support a wide array of federal agencies and programs,” the letter read. “State agencies often have the best available science, expertise, and other institutional data resources for purposes of federal decision-making processes.” Read, download the letter for more details.