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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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Device Maintenance from Strategic Communications

DTS is changing the way it manages the out of warranty device maintenance and repair contract through Strategic Communications. After many years of providing inventory and maintenance assistance for your agency’s various out of warranty printers, monitors, fax machines, and other devices, the Strategic Communications contract has been transitioned to the Division of State Purchasing. 

Agencies will now be billed directly by Strategic Communications for services provided by the company, instead of receiving a pass through bill from DTS. 

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2018 Legislative Session Wrap-Up

The 2018 Legislative Session concluded last week, on March 8. Thank you to all DTS employees for your patience during the Session – not only for managing the whirlwind of meetings, but also for dealing with difficult parking when coming to the Capitol.  DTS had a very successful Session. 

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Vote for 2018 StateScoop Top 50 Awards

You can now vote for the StateScoop Top 50 Awards here. Voting closes April 10. The StateScoop 50 Awards annually honor the best and the brightest who make state and local government more efficient and effective. These awards allow us to celebrate the outstanding […]

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Dave Fletcher named one of 13 Emerging Tech Leaders You Should Know

 

Dave FletcherChief Technology Officer, State of UtahGoogle home skills

This particular project is part of Utah’s effort to use digital assistants to provide services and information for Utah citizens. In this case, we leverage the Google Drive platform to provide an interactive way to prepare for the Utah Driver License exam.

The targeted market for this innovation is typically 14- to-25-year-olds who are interested in getting their driver license for the first time, although there are […]

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NASCIO highlights DTS successes In Real Life

During the next several weeks, the National Association of State CIOs (NASCIO) will feature priorities through brief videos from state CIOs explaining why an issue made the list & how that issue applies to their state in real life (IRL) nascio.org/CIOTopTenIRL   Check out the State of Utah DTS videos here: IT Consolidation: 

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