Dr. Nick Hart

President, Data Foundation

Dr. Nick Hart is the Chief Executive Officer of the Data Coalition and President of the Data Foundation. He helped to craft the milestone Foundations for Evidence-Based Policymaking Act, including the OPEN Government Data Act, and worked with numerous federal agencies and congressional committees to design effective data, evaluation, and privacy policies over the past decade. Prior to joining the Data Coalition, Dr. Hart was Director of the Bipartisan Policy Center’s Evidence Project. In that capacity, he championed a strategy for implementing the bipartisan recommendations issued by the U.S. Commission on Evidence-Based Policymaking. Dr. Hart previously served as the policy and research director for the commission, overseeing the policy and research team and leading development of the commission’s final report for Congress and the President in 2017. Dr. Hart earned a doctorate from George Washington University’s Trachtenberg School of Public Policy and Public Administration, specializing in program evaluation.


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