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

Katie Breslin, Outreach and Engagement Coordinator

Manisha Srivastava, Policy Development Coordinator 

Pauline Zaldonis, Open Data Coordinator