California’s new data strategy aims at interconnectivity

StateScoop: California’s new data strategy, published last week by statewide chief data officer Joy Bonaguro, is the state’s first attempt at creating a thorough “data landscape” in which all its data streams and data sets are interconnected, well-maintained and lead users to their destinations. In that sense, it’s much like a highway system, Bonaguro told StateScoop.

The 21-page data strategy will serve as the guidebook and “glue” for California’s future data-driven initiatives, Bonaguro said. It’s also intended to be a reminder of some of the state’s objectives, like growing the number of longitudinal data sets that track people, businesses and programs to measure their growth, or establishing an operational analytics team to pilot data science projects for departments that provide services directly to California residents.

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