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2022-2025 DTS Strategic Plan

The 2022–2025 DTS Strategic Plan is available here. The plan provides strategic goals about how DTS will continue to be a valuable, secure, responsive, and innovative information technology (IT) partner organization, and direction to the state’s technology community. The plan presents technology trends […]

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Security+ Training for State Agencies

To support security and privacy maturity efforts and better prepare government entities for current and future cybersecurity requirements, the State of Utah Chief Information Security Officer and Government Operations Privacy Officer will be providing state agencies, counties and cities the opportunity to have at least one individual complete the CompTIA Security+ training and certification.   Each state agency is invited to register a single participant for the training, with some larger agencies being authorized to register more than one. Please contact Phil Bates or myself directly to request and […]

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FY2023 Rates go into effect on July 1

The FY2023 DTS rates will be effective July 1. See the full list here. Agencies can expect to see the new rates on the July bill. Please reach out to DTS Billing at if you have any questions. 

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FY2023 IT Plan is Now Available

The Information Technology Plan is an overview of the agency IT project detail for the current year. DTS utilizes the IT Plan data to identify potential multi-agency use, necessary IT services needed for successful completion of the projects, and a cost breakdown for each project.

In accordance with UCA 63A-16-203, each executive branch agency must submit an agency information technology plan to the chief information officer on an annual basis. The IT Plan is the list of IT projects for the upcoming year, […]

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Controlled Substance Database Migrated to the Cloud

The Controlled Substance Database (CSD) at the Department of Commerce was successfully moved from on premises servers to cloud servers hosted by AWS. Moving to AWS provides flexibility and redundancy that was not possible in an on prem environment, provides a roadmap for future improvements, and meets “cloud first” initiatives. This migration is the culmination of roughly a year’s worth of hard work, and represents a major achievement for many teams within both DTS and Commerce.   HUGE THANKS to the following individuals without whom this project would not have been completed: 

  • DTS CSD […]

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Google Chrome Issue

Google recently updated its Chrome browser, introducing profile separation.


This update prevents inadvertent sharing of personal data with work accounts to make a clear distinction between work and personal items. This prevents personal bookmarks, history, and passwords from being synced into your account, and vice-versa.


If you use the […]

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New Department of Government Operations, and DTS, Websites Coming Soon

Now that we have been a part of the new Department of Government Operations for a full year, we will be working together as a department to create new websites. This means DTS will be getting a new website. We will be working with a consultant in the coming months to help organize and design the new site. We are excited to find new and better ways to provide information to DTS employees, our customers, and all of our stakeholders. More information will be coming soon. 

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Data Privacy Management Program

All state agencies have a requirement to protect the constitutional right of privacy in relation to personal data gathered by government entities. To support state agency privacy maturity efforts and better prepare agencies for future privacy practice assessments, the Department of Government Operations Privacy Officer will be providing all state agencies the opportunity to have at least one individual trained and certified as a Certified Information Privacy Manager through the International Association of Privacy Professionals.

Each participant will receive two full days of instructor-led training, textbooks, […]

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New Integrated View for Gmail on July 1

On July 1, 2022 Google will alter the view in Gmail to integrate in one place:  Email, Chat, Spaces, and Meet.

Mail, Chat, Spaces, and Meet will be anchored to the left side beginning July 1. Until then you can keep your current view or try the new view.

Opt in to the new view

Important: To use the new view, you must turn on Chat in Gmail and set Chat to the left-hand panel. Learn how to turn on Chat in Gmail.

  1. At the top right in Gmail, click the Settings gear symbol.
  2. Under “Quick […]

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