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November 2019

Changes to the SGID are coming

In a June 2019 post “SGID Then and Now,” AGRC touched on where we thought the SGID is going. Based on the survey responses from that article, we have changed direction in some areas and taken on new tasks in other directions. Now we’d like to share our vision, based on user input, for improving the SGID in general and relaunching the SGID product.

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Post Updated: November 19, 2019
Posted On: November 19, 2019

Digital Maps – How Chance, Timing, and Heritage Shaped Modern GIS

When you dig into the history of mapping, it’s remarkable how certain things come about. If you zoom in far enough, you discover seemingly coincidental occurrences that ended up playing pivotal roles in the development of digital maps and the product we now call “GIS.” It’s interesting to see how these connections mesh together when you zoom back out.

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Post Updated: November 19, 2019
Posted On: November 19, 2019

8 Tips to Shop Safely this Holiday Season

When it comes to holiday shopping, you need to be careful that you don’t fall prey to criminals. Here are some tips to following for your holiday shopping: https://www.cisecurity.org/newsletter/8-shopping-tips-for-the-holiday-season/

Post Updated: November 19, 2019
Posted On: November 19, 2019

Social Services Blueprint Solution

The Utah Governor’s Office of Management and Budget (GOMB) is leading the Social Services Blueprint Solution, a significant effort to synchronize service delivery across several state social services programs. The programs currently include the Department of Human Services (DHS), the Department of Workforce Services (DWS), and the Department of Corrections (DoC).  The departments at the center of this effort serve several thousands of vulnerable Utahns each year. Their social services programs comprise the largest share of all budget expenditures across all fund types in Utah at 34%, or about $6.3 billion. All of these work environments share common goals, challenges, workflows, measurements, and strategies. 

The goal of the project is to improve quality outcomes for the most people as efficiently and effectively as possible. This will require data integration. DTS plays an important role in providing the tools and technical expertise to synchronize data and systems between the agencies. 

GOMB expects the project to produce:

  • Reduction in lengths of service for each program
  • Reduction in recidivism or multiple engagements for each program
  • Reduction in average caseload sizes for each program
  • Increased client achievement of case management objectives upon first attempt
  • Further identification of program bottlenecks / difficulties in handoffs between program

We look forward to contributing to this great project and working with GOMB to continue to improve social services within Utah.

Post Updated: December 11, 2019
Posted On: November 19, 2019

Updated Google Web Session Duration

DTS recently changed the Google web session duration to 24 hours. After review, we will be changing the session duration to 20 hours. This will minimize interruptions in the middle of the work day, as most employees will likely be prompted to login to email and other Google services first thing in the morning. 
 
When: November 15
 
Impact: If you are logged in to the utah.gov Google domain via a web browser and are using Google GSuite services, you will need to login again after 20 hours from when you last logged in to Google GSuite services. You will be prompted and required to login again in order to access and use Google GSuite services. This will reduce the risk associated with extended authentication to State resources.
Post Updated: November 14, 2019
Posted On: November 14, 2019

2019 DTS Annual Report

View the 2019 DTS Annual Report here. The report provides a summary of accomplishments, projects, initiatives, and awards for the past year. 

 

Post Updated: November 13, 2019
Posted On: November 13, 2019