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Now Accepting Applications for Innovation Fund

In accordance with UCA 63F-4, the Department of Technology Services is now accepting proposals to implement a new information technology innovation designed to result in a greater efficiency in a government process or a cost saving in the delivery of a government service. Proposals must be for a new technology not previously in use or a substantial adaptation or modification of an existing technology.

DTS has $150,000 available in Fiscal Year 2019 for innovation projects. 

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Notary Practice Exam now on Google Home

The Office of the Utah Lieutenant Governor announced the introduction of the Utah notary practice exam on Google Home. The convenient, voice-activated practice exam helps new notaries review test questions for the Utah Notary Test with Google’s popular voice-controlled speaker and digital assistant, Google Home.

“New Notaries need to cover a lot of information to certify for a commission,” said Jennifer Storie, Office of the Lieutenant Governor. “We are always looking for new ways to help notaries be more successful in the important role they play.”

At the recent Utah Digital Government Summit, […]

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State of Utah Open Expenditures Site

DTS has been working with the Department of Administrative Services to improve available data on the Utah Open Expenditures site. Utah Open Expenditures is part of the State’s commitment to improving transparency by providing a guided view through complex financial information for State agencies in Utah.

This site provides a guided view of State agency spending data and provides a transparent look at how we allocate and spend public funds. The charts, graphs, and tables are all highly interactive. 

The site currently has State open expenditure data, and will have County, City, Special Service […]

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DTS Rate Committee Meeting June 4

There will be a DTS Rate Committee meeting June 4 from 10-11:30 in Capitol Room 250.  We will be introducing potential rate changes for the committee to consider. We do not expect the committee to vote on any rates until the September meetings.

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2018 Awards for Excellence

Every year, each agency selects one outstanding group or individual as the recipient of the Governor’s Award for Excellence. It’s our chance to recognize the excellent efforts of DTS employees. Anyone can nominate an individual or team who has demonstrated excellence. DTS is fortunate to have unrivaled employees, and the nominations and awards help to recognize the hard work, extraordinary accomplishments, and innovative ideas that go into making the department awesome. All winners were recognized at an awards ceremony.

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Mike Hussey named Top 25 Doer, Dreamer, & Driver of 2018

Government Technology magazine recently announced its 2018 Top 25 Doers, Dreamers & Drivers. Now in its 17th year, this year’s Top 25 honorees are 23 individuals and two teams who are modernizing, consolidating, innovating and otherwise transforming government using technology. Joining the state and local chief information officers on this year’s list are chief innovation officers and other leaders using their talents to advance the cause of digital government.

“The Doers, Dreamers and Drivers of 2018 show a steadfast commitment to public service,” said Noelle Knell, editor of Government Technology. […]

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New jobs.utah.gov Website

The new jobs.utah.gov website is now up and running. The launch of the new website helps Workforce Services meet its priority of improving online communication. You will notice that the new site has an enhanced user experience making it easier to find programs, resources and events. It’s also the most mobile-friendly version launched to date. The website is a resourceful tool to […]

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Utah Capitol Virtual Tour Launched Online

During the 2018 legislative session, more and more interest will turn to the Utah State Capitol. Now Utah residents can visit the capitol whenever they want by taking the Utah.Gov virtual 360-degree tour.

“It’s an amazingly fun tour of the building,” said David Fletcher, Utah Chief Technology Officer. “Next to visiting the capitol, the virtual tour is the best way to visit and learn more about the history and workings of the building.”

Website visitors can explore the capitol by moving in any direction in the 360 degree image and viewing points of interest that include exterior buildings, […]

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2018-2021 DTS Strategic Plan

DTS has recently published the the 2018–2021 Strategic Plan. See it here. The plan provides strategic goals and direction to the state’s technology community about how DTS will continue to be a strategic, secure, responsive, and innovative information technology (IT) partner organization. In addition, the strategic plan will help government leaders evaluate and prioritize the technology innovations that could enable them to achieve their business and service delivery objectives. Each agency should carefully consider how the strategic […]

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