Data and Policy Analytics

The Data and Policy Analytics (DAPA) unit was established to serve as a resource for data analysis and data-related projects at the Office of Policy and Management. The DAPA unit directs and manages activities related to the collection, analysis, sharing, coordination and dissemination of data and is responsible for the development and implementation of the State Data Plan, the State’s Open Data Portal, P20 WIN, and the Geospatial Information Systems (GIS) Office. The use of data across agencies facilitates a system-wide perspective and is a critical component of Governor Lamont’s statewide performance and results agenda to implement a data-driven and informed policy agenda in state government that is user-friendly, cost-effective, data-informed, and results-driven.

The DAPA unit is here to support state agencies with their data needs. We assist with open data (publishing, visualizations, etc.), data integration (identifying data sources and data linkage/matching), analytics (strategy development, etc.), mapping and geospatial data, best practices, and coordination and facilitation.

For more assistance, please visit our Agency Guidance page. A brief summary of state data efforts, including the related legislative and statutory basis, is here

Our Team

Scott Gaul, Chief Data Officer

Alfredo Herrera, Geographic Information Officer

Coral Wonderly, Analytics Project Coordinator

David Lukens, Broadband Mapping Coordinator

Katie Breslin, Outreach and Engagement Coordinator

Manisha Srivastava, Policy Development Coordinator 

Pauline Zaldonis, Open Data Coordinator


Projects and documentation:

Housing and segregation study: Section 62(a) of Public Act 21-2, June Special Session, requires the Office of Policy and Management (OPM), within available appropriations, to aggregate data related to existing federal and state housing programs in the state to analyze the impact of such programs on economic and racial segregation. A legislative report for the study can be found here, and a resource library for respondents to the request for proposals (RFP) can be found here.