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Connecticut State Data Plan


The Connecticut State Data Plan serves as a framework for the state’s executive branch agencies to engage in a consistent approach to data stewardship, use, and access. The State Data Plan is not just an open data plan but is applicable to all data in the custody and control of executive branch agencies. The plan was required to be developed in accordance with Section 4-67p of the Connecticut General Statutes. Specifically the Act requires that the state data plan shall:


  • establish management and data analysis standards across executive branch agencies;

  • include specific, achievable goals within the two years following the adoption of such plan, as well as longer term goals;

  • make recommendations to enhance standardization and integration of data systems and data management practices across executive branch agencies;

  • provide a timeline for the review of any state or federal legal concerns or other obstacles to the internal sharing of data among agencies, including security and privacy concerns; and

  • set goals for improving the open data repository.


    The plan is required to be updated every two years.


    The underlying Public Act requires that information technology actions and initiatives of executive branch agencies must be consistent with the plan. Further, the Chief Data Officer is required to establish procedures for each agency to report on its progress toward achieving the goals articulated in the plan.


    The plan is organized around Principles which represent a framework under which state agencies should organize and operate; Focal Points which represent areas where agencies should emphasize the sharing, integration, and availability of data; and Goals which represent the desired outcomes of plan implementation.

The plan was developed by the state Chief Data Officer.

Download the Plan:

State Data Plan - .pdf

State Data Plan - .docx


Previous Drafts:

Phase 1 - PDF

Phase 2 Draft - PDF

Phase 3 Draft - PDF