Federal rulemaking is time intensive and is one of the leading barriers to having an agile rulemaking process. Federal rulemaking requires reading and responding to thousands of public comments on proposed regulations, as mandated by the law. The result? Individuals, businesses, and even the government can fall behind cutting-edge data and policy solutions.
MITRE independently created and funded a web-based workflow prototype to help health policy analysts automate the process of analyzing comprehensive public comments. The prototype streamlines workflows to expedite federal rulemaking by shortening time needed to analyze comments and increasing efficiency of analysts. With accelerated federal rulemaking, regulations are more responsive to public needs and the general citizenry feels more heard.