The 2021 Security Awareness Training will be available soon for employees. All executive branch state employees must complete the Security Awareness training annually. One of the most important elements of our defense and protection of the state’s information assets is user awareness and training. As an authorized user of the state’s information resources, you have an obligation to help protect the confidentiality, integrity and availability of the state’s data. Part of that obligation is completing the required annual security awareness training. When the training is available, you will be able to access it here. If you need assistance, please go to dts.utah.gov and click the ‘Get Help’ icon for support.
DTS Billing is excited to announce the new Interactive Billing Dashboard available on the https://dts.utah.gov “My Bill” section.
The DTS Billing Dashboard is a more interactive way to view your DTS charges that should allow you to visualize your data in a more fluid manner.
The Legacy DTS Agency Bill is still available for your viewing. We have also added filtering features to the Account Level & Detail reports which you can also see explained in the attached instructions.
The 2021 Legislative Session started on Tuesday, January 19. DTS is watching a few bills closely. You can see all the bills here.
DTS will be presenting to the Infrastructure and General Government Appropriations Subcommittee during the first two weeks of the session. We will have the opportunity to present our proposed rates and budget.
HB0006 IGG Base Budget
HB0008 State Agency and Higher Education Compensation Appropriations
SB0008 State Agency Fees and ISF Rate Authorization and Appropriations
In addition, Representative Brooks currently has a bill file opened to rename the Automated Geographic Reference Center. The new name, Utah Geospatial Resource Center, brings the name up to date with modern terms and ideas.
– More people are understanding the importance of data, and can appreciate Geospatial data as location based data.
– The division is a Resource center that provides raw data, web services, contract work, and also advises others on implementing GIS.
– The new name is much more descriptive of what the division does, and is more recognizable by people not familiar with GIS to recognize the division offers another type of data (geospatial).
As the division prepares for the next four years and beyond, the new name better reflects the services offered by the division.
During the legislative session, DTS will be requiring all employees that physically enter the Capitol building or directly interact with elected officials to have a weekly COVID test. If you fall in this category, you must provide a negative result on a weekly basis.
If you must be in the SOB during the session, and will not be entering the Capitol or interacting with elected officials, please be sure to wear a mask, follow social distance guidelines, and stay home if you are sick.
DTS would like to announce that we are retiring the Horizon View virtual desktop product at the end of this fiscal year – June 2021. Horizon will be replaced by a new DTS product – Desktop as a Service (DaaS).
If your agency is currently using Horizon you can contact Sean Loth or John Barrett to begin planning your migration over to DaaS. The new product is available in multiple flavors to cover a wide range of use-cases, including telework. DaaS is strongly suited to support rural workers.
Below is an information matrix which outlines the differences in flavors, as well as a comprehensive list of current Horizon customers.
We will keep you updated and reminded as we approach the deadline on Horizon. An official Technical Bulletin will be available soon. Thank you for your attention to this matter.