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2023 Utah Digital Government Summit is June 27

The Digital Government Summit brings together technology focused public-sector professionals with leading industry partners to connect on innovative approaches, get inspired and discover new technologies. Join us and let’s improve the future of government together!

Utah Digital Government Summit – LIVE!
June 27, 2023 | 

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Xcitium is the New Antivirus Software Tool for the State of Utah

Starting the week of April 10, 2023 the antivirus software tool used by the State of Utah was rebranded from COMODO to Xcitium. This is the newest version of the antivirus software, and protects state computers at the highest level. There is no change to the normal antivirus procedures or policies.

State employees will receive a popup prompt from Xcitium to restart their computer after the software has updated on their computer. Employees should restart their computer at their earliest convenience to complete the installation. The prompt looks similar to the image below:

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Commerce Deploys New SocialMedia.Utah.Gov Site

SocialMedia.Utah.Gov was deployed and made available to the public at noon on March 24th in support of Governor Cox’s initiative and bill signing of Senate Bill 152 and House Bill 311 to help protect children and youth from the negative effects of social media.   The website provides information about new laws that regulate social media companies and research on the effects of […]

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DTS Procurement News for Vendors

We are sharing this information with DTS vendors to notify you of various changes to the way quotes and invoices are being processed. Your participation in including these items is appreciated in order for us to process IT procurements and invoice payments in a timely manner.


Going forward, all quotes and invoices must have a contract listed. Please make sure the contract is added to any quote requested by a State of Utah customer and to any invoice sent to State of Utah customers or Accounts Payable. In addition, if there is not a contract for the requested item(s), please indicate this on […]

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New Chief Enterprise Architect is Joe Jackson

We are pleased to announce that Joe Jackson is the new Chief Enterprise Architect for DTS. Joe will be working closely with Dave Fletcher on technical architecture standards and solutions while also supporting the Architecture Review Board. He will be coordinating with IT architects across DTS to implement new technologies and coordinate integration and support at the statewide level.

Joe left the private sector eight years ago to join the State of Utah. His time with the state has focused on ensuring government agencies have access to timely, complete, and accurate data to support their organizational […]

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2023 Legislative Session Wrap-Up

The 2023 Legislative Session has come to a close, and it was a great success for DTS. We have many exciting things to work on during the next year. Here is a summary of the bills passed during the session that will have impact on DTS:

HB0008 State Agency and Higher Education Compensation Appropriations

This bill includes the funding for additional salary and benefit increases for DTS employees for fiscal year 2024. 

  • Eligible employees will receive a 5% labor market increase beginning […]

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Bryan Brown is the New IT Director at DNR

We are pleased to announce that Bryan Brown is the new IT Director at the Department of Natural Resources. Bryan has worked in IT for over 29 years. After joining the State of Utah, Bryan has spent six years supporting the Department of Health’s Division of Medicaid and Health Financing where he was instrumental in increasing the confidence of DMHF in DTS and in its capabilities by providing leadership and stability to complete critical DMHF projects, while improving the communication between DTS and DMHF. After the department merger into the new Department of Health and Human Services, Bryan became a Lead […]

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Great Utah Shakeout is April 20

At 10:15 a.m. on April 20, 2023, hundreds of thousands of Utahns will “Drop, Cover, and Hold On” in The Great Utah ShakeOut, the state’s largest earthquake drill ever! Major earthquakes may happen anywhere you live, work, or travel. The ShakeOut is our chance to practice how to protect ourselves, and for everyone to become prepared. The goal is to prevent a major earthquake from becoming a catastrophe for you, your organization, and your community.

DTS will be participating in the drill this year. Be sure to have the contact information of your peers, supervisors, and fellow employees updated in the […]

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Utah Labor Commission Releases New Adjudication Document Upload System

DTS worked with the Utah Labor Commission to implement a new Adjudication Document Upload system. The new system allows individuals to submit legal documents, such as petitions and requests for hearings, to the Labor Commission Adjudication Division online instead of via mail or other methods. Agency staff can then review and file the documents into the appropriate SPUD (SPUD is the applicaiton adjudication uses to do their case work) case directly from one location. The new system replaces manual email processing, is expected to increase productivity significantly, and provides more robust auditing. Constituents are […]

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Statescoop 50 Awards: Voting is Now Open

Voting is now open for the 2023 Statescoop 50 Awards. Go here to vote. There are three nominations from Utah: Alan Fuller, Dave Fletcher, Chris Bramwell, and Protecting and Preserving the Great Salt Lake from the Division of Water Resources. According to the Statescoop website, “The StateScoop 50 Awards annually honor the best and the brightest who make state government more efficient and effective. These awards celebrate the outstanding achievements of our peers and acknowledge their tireless efforts to make a positive impact in the government IT community […]

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