About the Process

The inaugural State Data Plan, released in December 2018, was developed through an iterative process made up of three phases, each with an opportunity for both public and agency input. The three phases included the following:

  • Phase 1 – Released draft and solicited feedback on a broad set of Principles, Focal Points, and Goals to guide the development of the plan and establish a vision for improving the management, use, and sharing of data for state agencies. Feedback was used to develop Phase 2 draft.
  • Phase 2 – Finalized State Data Plan Principles, Goals, and Focal Points and added specific actions under each principle that assisted in guiding agency actions and implementation. Feedback from both the public and state agencies were used to develop the Phase 3 draft.
  • Phase 3 – Presented a draft of the State Data Plan for approval to the Data Analysis Technology Advisory (DATA) board pursuant to Public Act 18-175.
  • Final Plan – Issued December 31, 2018.

A new State Data Plan will be issued by December 31, 2020. More details on the timeline and ways to be involved will be shared in summer and fall 2020. Anyone with ideas or suggestions for the Plan are encouraged to contact the Chief Data Officer.


Connecticut's process and framework is based on an approach currently being used at the federal level in the formulation of the Federal Data Strategy. In addition to using a similar process to the Federal Data Strategy we have also incorporated some of the principles articulated in that strategy. Finally, we have also considered and incorporated elements from the Statewide Data Strategy Principles and Goals established by the Colorado Government Data Advisory Board.