Connecticut Creates Data Checklist to Track State’s Progress

With newly signed legislation requiring a government-wide commitment to organized data use, inventorying and planning, Connecticut’s chief data officer recently created a checklist to track the state’s efforts.

In early June, Connecticut Gov. Dannel Malloy signed legislation requiring a formal commitment to data practices from the more than 20 agencies that make up his government. Now, to track their progress, the state has posted a new data report card online.

The legislation is Public Act 18-175, and it essentially requires the completion of three main objectives by 23 internal state government agencies: appointing an agency data officer within the various departments, doing an inventory of each department’s high-quality data and developing a data plan.

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