The Power of Data for Staff & Key Stakeholders

We often tie transparency efforts to citizens. However, some of the greatest benefits lie with internal operations. Creating dynamic, easy-to-understand dashboards has decreased the amount of FOIA requests — allowing staff to shift that focus to meaningful policy projects. Agency commissioners and their staff can use the dashboards to check on the real-time status of projects in lieu of reports. However, the biggest benefit might be the higher collaboration within and between departments that this transparent environment fosters.

Speaker: Kevin Lembo - Comptroller, State of Connecticut