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Governor's Award for Excellence
The AFIS team at Public Safety has been selected as the DTS recipient for the Governor's Award for Excellence. The use of technology and innovative processes for the Rewrite have greatly advanced the AFIS processing, resulting in significantly improved efficiency for the agency. Because of these changes, BCI will now be able to meet the growing demands of the criminal arrest records and the civil background checks far into the future. Please join me in congratulating the following team members:
The following DTS contractors also contributed greatly to the success of the project:
DTS Award for Excellence
The DABC Compliance system team has been selected as the recipient of the DTS Award for Excellence. The team delivered an innovative product that serves thousands of businesses, supports multiple systems and has improved the efficiency of the DABC Compliance staff. The efficiency, care and teamwork displayed is what made the project a success and will allow the team to move forward to offer even more value to the Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control. This is an outstanding project, and you deserve to be recognized. Please join me in congratulating the following team members:
Tax Governor's Award for Excellence
DTS employees who worked on the VADRS project for the Tax Commission have won the Governor's Award for Excellence from the Tax Commission. Please join me in congratulating these employees as well:
Enterprise Developer Group Brown Bag - April 29th
The next EDG brown bag session will be April 29th. The topic for this month’s discussion isCreating a Great User Experience. This session is open to all DTS developers, and other DTS employees interested in this topic.
When: April 29th, 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
Location: State Office Building Auditorium
Presenter: Joe Sharp, John Angus, Dave Ostrom, and Kevin Olsen
VPN Approval Process Document
DTS has implemented a new VPN Approval Process. The document can be found here.
OpenSSL Security Vulnerability
DTS has been notified of the “Heartbleed” OpenSSL vulnerability (how servers produce an https secure website). This recently identified vulnerability will allow an attacker to send a “heartbeat” request to an OpenSSL system and the system will return up to 64K of data that is currently being processed. DTS has worked to resolve any issues with this vulnerability. We encourage users to change passwords every 90 days as required by DTS Password Policy or if they suspect that their account has been compromised.
Exceptional Customer Service
“As part of the recent efforts to increase the security on our ClearCase and ClearQuest servers, Keith Scholl was able to reconfigure the access control mechanism on the servers to simplify password maintenance. As a result, authorized users will no longer be required to request a password change to the servers every time their master state password changes, yet the same high level of security will be maintained. Although each password change was a small bother, this adds up to the elimination of literally hundreds of these changes per year. Kudos to Keith and the Admin Staff for this type of service and support!”
--James M. Sehlmeier, ClearCase
“For the past week UDC has been working on installing the QF-Test tool to perform some automated testing of our O-Track Web application. We have struggled getting the downloaded version to work under our 64-bit Java environment under MS IE. I had Lynne Neilson, one of my developers, contact Weston Gross at DWS to see if he could help. Weston has many years experience with QF-Test. Lynne and Weston couldn't get the product to run in our environment but both didn't give up that easily. Weston made contact with the vendor and after much trial, error, and phone calls he found some settings that would allow the product to work under our environment. We would have never got QF-Test to work without Weston's help and we at UDC really appreciate his dedication. Lynne Neilson has told me that he was great to work with.I am very appreciative of Weston's time in helping UDC with installing and running this new product.”