Agency Data Officers

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Section 4-67p of the Connecticut General Statutes requires executive branch agencies to designate an Agency Data Officer to serve as the primary contact for inquiries, requests, and concerns about access to data at their agency. The responsibilities of Agency Data Officers include: 

  1. Coordinating and submitting agency high-value data inventories annually
  2. Coordinating and submitting agency open data access plans
  3. Serving as the main contact person for inquiries, requests or concerns regarding access to the data of such agency
  4. Establishing procedures to ensure that requests for data that the agency receives are complied with in an appropriate and prompt manner in consultation with the Chief Data Officer 

Agencies that are not in the executive branch may still designate an Agency Data Officer and may voluntarily comply with the provisions of Sec. 4-67p by providing written notice to the Office of Policy and Management. A list of executive branch agencies can be found in CGS Sec 4-38c. Agencies that have chosen to voluntarily comply with the provisions include: 

  • Office of the State Comptroller
  • Connecticut Green Bank 

A current list of Agency Data Officer names and contact information maintained on the Open Data Portal: Agency Data Officers 

Data Guidance State Data Plan