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DTS Rate Committee Meeting is September 11

The DTS Rate Committee will hold a meeting on September 11 at 1:00 in Capitol room 250 to discuss FY2021 rates. This meeting is open to the public. Agencies are invited to attend to hear discussion and provide comment on the proposed FY2021 rates. 

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2019 Security Assessment

In accordance with Utah Code 63F-1-104(4), the Department of Technology Services (DTS) is required to conduct an information security assessment of state data systems every two years.    The required 2019 information security assessment will be completed by DTS security and internal audit personnel. The DTS team will coordinate with your agency information security personnel to complete the assessment by October 1. We anticipate it will take a total of four hours to complete the assessment. We will be following the Department of Homeland Security’s 

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DTS Rate Committee Meeting is July 17

DTS will be holding a public Rate Committee meeting on July 17 at 2:00pm in Capitol Committee Room 250. DTS will have the opportunity to present ideas for potential rate changes. The Committee will not receive a full rate proposal during the meeting, but will provide feedback on further direction for DTS. 

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State of Utah Teleworking Initiative

Lt. Governor Cox has announced that the state is implementing a statewide teleworking program following the success of a pilot project that saw great success. 

The program aims to increase building capacity and efficiency, boost employee recruitment, retention and satisfaction, provide job opportunities for rural Utah and decrease emissions that contribute to air pollution, while also improving employee performance. 

If successfully scaled to the state employee workforce, up to 2,555 currently commuting state employees may become eligible to participate in the telework […]

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DTS Implementing Engagement Model to Improve IT Projects

For an information technology project to be successful, it’s necessary to stay within budget, on time, and within scope. But it’s even more important to ask yourself: Does this project really add value to our business?

Our problem today is that we start projects too quickly, often without the customer & IT really understanding the true business problem they are trying to solve. This results in improper project requirements, and therefore increasing the scope of work, reworking, and delays on project deliverables.

Both DTS and the Agencies are caught between meeting technical requirements as […]

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Utah Encourages Residents to Use Online Services as they #EscapeTheIndoors and Celebrate Great Outdoors Month ®

Public and private organizations from across the country are coming together as members of the Great Outdoors Month® Council to help all Americans Escape the Indoors and celebrate the educational, economic, health and social benefits of active fun outdoors.

Governor Gary Herbert has identified outdoor recreation as indispensable to increasing economic opportunity in Utah, especially in the more rural areas of the state. To support the statewide and national celebration of the great outdoors, Utah’s Department of Technology Services and it’s technology partner, Utah Interactive, remind people to visit […]

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New Docker Product

The Department of Technology Services (DTS) now provides a Docker environment. See more here. This shared environment hosts container applications based on Docker software technology. Docker automates the deployment of applications inside software containers. It works by wrapping a piece of software in a complete file system (i.e., container). That container contains everything needed to run the software, including code, runtime, system tools, system libraries—basically anything that can be installed on a server. This guarantees that the software will always run the […]

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Utah Reference Network (TURN) mentioned in The American Surveyor Magazine

AGRC’s Utah Reference Network (TURN) was recently highlighted in the American Surveyor Magazine. View the article here.

The TURN GPS Network serves Utah and some areas of surrounding states with 95 sensors. A GPS network is a high-precision global navigation satellite system (GNSS) providing real-time corrections and data for post processing. A GNSS network consists of permanently located GPS receivers, installed across an area, that generate real-time, high-accuracy GPS positioning. Basically, all of the […]

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