The American Red Cross is holding a Blood Drive in memory of JoLyn Brixey.
Utah State Capitol, State Office Building Auditorium
Monday, March 31, 2014
7:00 AM - 3:00 PM
To schedule your appointment or for more information, please visit redcrossblood.org and enter sponsor code: STATECAPITOL or contact Sarah Mcintosh or Ashley Alonso at 801-537-9000.
Identification is required to donate.
Awards for Excellence
It is once again time to nominate DTS employees for the Governor’s Awards for Excellence and the DTS Awards for Excellence.The 2014 Governor’s Award sfor Excellence have the following Categories:
- Energy and Environment
- Innovation and Efficiency
- Outstanding Public Service
The DTS awards will run concurrently with the Governor’ sAward for Excellence. Nominations will be considered for both awards.
Anyone can nominate either an individual or team who has demonstrated excellence in the above categories during the 2013 calendar year. DTS is fortunate to have unrivaled employees, and these nominations help to recognize the hard work, extraordinary accomplishments, and innovative ideas that go into making the department extraordinary.
If you choose to nominate someone, please read the attached information containing the criteria for each category, the procedure, and the nomination form. For theGovernor’s Awards, DTS leadership will decide which individual or team best exemplifies excellence and should be recognized with the Governor’ sAward. The selected individual or team will receive theawardand represent the agency at an Awards Ceremony in May. For the DTS Awards for Excellence, the award scommittee may select a team or individual in each category which may result in multiple awards being given.Please complete the nomination and include enough information for the committee to fully evaluate the nomination. Send nominations to Larene Wyss, 1 State Office Building, 6thFloor, Salt Lake City, UT 84114. You can also scan it and email it to Larene.
All nominations must be received by close of business Friday, March 21, 2014.
Updated Code of Conduct Policy
DTS has updated the Employee Code of Conduct Policy to include the following:220.127.116.11.2.5 DTS has established an internal audit function to provide independent analyses, appraisals, and recommendations of the agency’s internal control structure, the efficient and effective use of agency’s resources, and the agency’s compliance with applicable laws, rules and regulations. Audits will be conducted in accordance with applicable professional standards and all audit reports will be submitted directly to the DTS audit committee. Internal audit staff will be free of any operational and management responsibilities that would impair their ability to make independent assessments of DTS’ operations. DTS personnel will provide the internal audit staff access to any State records, data, and other information that they might consider necessary to carry out their assigned duties.
First Wearable State Government App Created for Google Glass
Utah.Gov announced the availability of OnTime for Glass, a first-of-its-kind transit-tracking app for Google Glass. Google Glass users may enable the free app now at ontime.utah.gov.
“OnTime for Glass brings Glassware to transit riders in a unique app that notifies them when their vehicle is approaching,” said David Fletcher, Utah Chief Technology Officer. “OnTime for Glass is the most recent example of our long-standing innovation in web and mobile applications that help the citizens of Utah. Wearable technology is a huge opportunity to provide better online experiences for our citizens. And where better to focus than on mobile services where so much of what we do today can be augmented by technology.”
Utah is the first state website to create an application for the Google Glass. The Google Glass Explorer Program is designed for developers and consumers who want to get involved early and help shape the future of Glass. Entry to the program is open to the general public.
Key capabilities of the OnTime for Glass app include:
• Receive notifications for an approaching train or bus
• View route information
• Track real-time, public transportation vehicle location
For more information, click here.
Apple identified a security vulnerability affecting their iOS devices that deals with website encryption. This vulnerability can make a user think they are on a trusted, encrypted website when in fact they are not. This is not an easy security vulnerability for attackers to exploit as a targeted attack on our people or data; however, we need to address this with our user’s devices.
The fix is to simply apply the patch that Apple released on Saturday 2/22/2014. To do this on an iOS device (iPhone, iPad, etc.), go to the settings and follow this path:
Settings app - General - Software Update.
If any software updates are available for your device, please install them.
Note: this vulnerability only affects Apple iOS devices, not Android or any other mobile devices.
As a reminder, the State’s Enterprise Mobile Device Policy asks all users to keep their mobile devices up to date with security patches and software updates once they become available. This security vulnerability is a great example of why this is important.
Exceptional Customer Service
“As a rookie engineer looking for site geographic data this website (Utah Mapping Portal) is formatted fantastically and modernly. Easy to navigate and download Digital Elevation Model files and such. It puts other GIS sites such as California's to shame. Lots of work put into it. Great job Utah!”
For the Wildlife Vehicle Collision Mobile App developed by AGRC for DNR and UDOT:
“I am one of the cheerleaders for the app. It works great and both our contractors and maintenance crews use it.Best IT money have spent in a long time. I tout it as a model of what can be done.”