Connecticut moves openly toward more data transparency

Some state employees will soon have to move to another building — but there’s one thing they won’t be allowed to bring with them: paper.

“We’re being pretty strict that paper should not move,” Gov. Dannel P. Malloy said Monday at an open data conference hosted by the CT Data Collaborative at Hartford Public Library.

Instead, the data and documents on paper will have to be digitized — and the paper left behind. It’s part of the governor’s push to put data on a public-facing web portal, as directed by Executive Order No. 39.

“Ultimately, we want a substantially more efficient state government,” he said. “We may find that we’re collecting insufficient information, the wrong information, or we’re asking the wrong questions.” Continue>>>