Data is a powerful tool for ensuring our work as emergency managers is effective and equitable. FEMA Administrator Criswell recently announced the release of the 2023-2027 FEMA Data Strategy. The strategy gives FEMA the vision, strategic goals, and guiding principles needed to effectively use data to make decisions and fulfill FEMA’s mission. It can also be used as a model for the emergency management community. The four strategic goals within the strategy outline how the agency can better utilize and care for data. This includes everything from how data is collected, to how it is processed and used to inform decision-making.