- Executive Office of Technology Services and Security
Media Contact for Baker-Polito Administration Announces Launch of New Massachusetts Data Hub
Boston — Today, the Baker-Polito Administration announced the launch of the Massachusetts Data Hub, a new, user-friendly data search tool developed by the Executive Office of Technology Services (EOTSS). The Data Hub allows users to search state resources and data by topic and keyword, as well as browse featured data published by state government.
The Data Hub reflects the Baker-Polito Administration’s commitment to sharing data transparently and openly to better serve the Commonwealth’s many residents, businesses and visitors.
“The Massachusetts Data Hub brings additional organization and transparency to the Commonwealth’s vast and varied data landscape,” said Governor Charlie Baker. “This tool’s launch represents an important step in making state data more readily available and easy to access.”
“It is critical that state data is available to municipal leaders so that they can make better informed decisions in tackling the many challenges their communities and constituents face,” said Lt. Governor Karyn Polito. “The Massachusetts Data Hub will work toward these goals by making state government more inclusive and providing more intuitive access to agency data.”
The Massachusetts Data Hub aggregates state agency-published data and web pages, and organizes content around topics that make data easier to find. As of its launch, the Hub includes more than 250 pages of content where state agencies have published datasets, dashboards and reports on subjects such as COVID-19, births and deaths, state finance and vehicle crash data.
Users can search by topic – such as Health and Social Services, Energy and Environment, Transportation – or by keyword. This enhanced search feature allows constituents to review data published across state government without needing to know which state agency collects the information or where to find it on their websites.
“The Massachusetts Data Hub represents a collaboration with dozens of Commonwealth agencies to make state data easier to find and understand,” said Secretary of Technology and Security Services Curt Wood. “EOTSS looks forward to continuing collaboration with our agency partners to improve the tools and technologies that enable them to better connect constituents with their data.”
Over the coming months, EOTSS will continue incorporating additional datasets and making iterative changes to improve the Hub’s usability. Additionally, EOTSS will collaborate with agencies to improve webpages containing data by making them easier to find and adding plain language descriptions of the data.
EOTSS was established in 2017 as the Commonwealth’s lead technology and cybersecurity agency via Article 87 government restructuring legislation filed by Governor Baker and approved by the Legislature. Its mission is to lead initiatives to modernize the Commonwealth’s IT infrastructure assets, continually strengthen government cybersecurity operations and standards, and leverage innovative technology solutions to offer user-friendly digital services to its constituents.
To access the new Massachusetts Data Hub, click here.
To provide feedback to help improve the Hub, click here.