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StateScoop 50 Awards

Voting is now open for the 2019 StateScoop 50 Awards. The annual StateScoop 50 Awards honor the best and the brightest who make state government more efficient and effective. These awards celebrate the outstanding achievements of state leaders and acknowledge their tireless efforts to make a positive impact in the government IT community and in public service.

  There are several Utah leaders and a project included in the nominees. 

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IT Director Change

DTS continually strives to improve processes and support our customers in the highest manner possible which often includes changes. We are pleased to announce that Amie Hughes is now the IT Director assigned to the Capitol Preservation Board, and Scott Wolford is the IT Director assigned to the Utah Office of Tourism. Both Scott and Amie are committed to forging strategic partnerships all while making IT as efficient as possible by understanding the different agencies’ needs and bringing technology as an effective resource.

 

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2019 Utah Digital Government Summit is June 4

The State of Utah Department of Technology Services and Government Technology Magazine are hosting a Digital Government Summit on June 4, 2019 at the Hilton Salt Lake City Center. This event is free to all government employees. We hope you can join us.

  If you influence or participate in technology decisions or implementations at any level, you will find benefit in attending. Don’t miss this opportunity to see the latest in digital government solutions, keep abreast of current policy issues and network with key government executives, technologists and industry specialists. June 4, 2019 | Hilton Salt […]

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Maps on the Hill 2019

The eighth annual Maps on the Hill (MOTH) event, hosted by the Utah Geographic Information Council (UGIC) and AGRC, was held on March 7, 2019, at the Utah State Capitol to showcase the work of the local GIS community and build awareness of GIS-related issues in Utah. The MOTH event consists of GIS professionals creating maps and presentations to tell a story using GIS. Participants set up easels, large maps, and monitors in the capitol rotunda to inform viewers about the participants’ chosen subject matter.

As one participant commented, the MOTH event “highlights the diversity of how GIS and […]

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Submit New Trails for Governor’s 1,000 Miles Campaign

Bike Utah is looking for the help of GIS experts throughout the state to track all family-friendly bike paths, lanes, and trails completed since May 2017 as part of the 1,000 Miles Campaign.

About the 1,000 Miles Campaign

The 1,000 Miles Campaign is part of Governor Herbert’s Life Elevated 2020 plan and aims to “develop 1,000 miles of family-friendly trails and bike paths over the next 10 years in order to provide and promote active connections to school, work, and outdoor recreation in urban and rural communities throughout the state.” Bike […]

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TURN GPS Coordinate Update April 1, 2019

TURN GPS provides real-time high precision centimeter positioning. As some reference stations within the network move slightly over time due to earth’s crustal displacement, the stations’ positions must be updated periodically to maintain accuracy.

Accordingly, the coordinates of 14 GPS stations will be updated on April 1, 2019, because their positions have exceeded the 2.5 cm variance limit. The new positions were determined by collecting 24 hours of raw GPS data from January 1, 2019, to January 2, 2019, and the data was processed using OPUS Projects holding 21 published CORS constrained.

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Updated Process to Purchase Microsoft and Adobe Software Products

We recently made changes to the procurement process for Microsoft and Adobe products (MLA software). 

Additional required fields have been added to the MLA software requests to ensure that the software is getting to the right user on the right machine in a timely manner. Providing correct information when placing orders is imperative to ensure that software isn’t installed incorrectly, to avoid any delays in getting the software, and to ensure correct tracking/allocation of software.

Please see the following for further information and instructions:

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Verizon Redundant Network Project

Many agencies rely on a solid network connection to conduct business, and the Verizon Redundant Network could be used in several locations where network connectivity is essential. The Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control (DABC), which relies on a network connection to process credit card transactions, volunteered their stores for a pilot project. The Verizon private network can provide the redundant connection that the department would need in the event of network failure on the primary connection.

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