The State Security Council has recommended that state agencies use multi factor authentication on state applications using UtahID for authentication. DTS will be implementing multi-factor authentication on UtahID effective October 31, 2020.
What is Multi-Factor Authentication?
A method in which a user is granted access to a system using multiple factors: something the user knows (password), something the user has (a token or code sent to a different device), or something the user is (biometrics).
Why use Multi-Factor Authentication?
Security is a top priority of the state. Multi-factor […]
View the 2020 DTS Annual Report here. The report provides a summary of accomplishments, projects, initiatives, and awards for the past year.
Utah.gov has once again been selected to receive a WebAward for Outstanding Achievement in Web Development from the national organization, Web Marketing Association. The Utah Department of Technology Services was recognized for Utah.gov and the state’s online digital government services that help Utahns complete important state business.
“Utah has seen record numbers of online government transactions performed this this year,” said David Fletcher, the […]
This month’s procurement newsletter is now available and will be sent to agency contacts. The newsletter addresses Priority Shipping, Mobichord Successes, and additional information. Here is a link to the […]
The FY2020 IT Plan is now available. You can see it here. In accordance with UCA 63F-1-204, each executive branch agency must submit an agency information technology plan to the chief information officer on an annual basis. The IT Plan helps DTS plan resources for the upcoming year, based on agency needs. DTS analyzes the IT Plan to determine the impact to costs, operations, and services provided. DTS also uses the IT Plan to ensure compliance with […]
DTS has recently updated Administrative Rule R895-5 Acquisition of Information Technology. You can see it here. The change is in the definition of small technology purchase:
“Small technology purchases” means a purchase, lease, or rental of hardware, software, and/or technology services that is estimated to be less than $250,000.
The dollar amount was changed from $50,000 to $250,000. This will allow agencies to only complete business cases for purchases of $250,000 or greater.
Here is the link to the August 2020 DTS Procurement newsletter.
A new Master License Agreement Overview has been published here. A master license agreement (MLA) is an agreement between the State of Utah (i.e., the Department of Technology Services [DTS]) and a software vendor to purchase server and PC desktop software at large discounts. State of Utah executive branch agencies can use this type of agreement to purchase software at a discounted rate. The DTS Purchasing Team submits requests for this software via the DTS purchasing system.
Each year we ask DTS employees to nominate their peers to be recognized for the Governor’s and DTS Awards for Excellence. It’s our chance to recognize some of the great efforts of DTS employees. Here are the winners for this year:
Governor’s Award: DABC Rare High Demand Product Project Team
DABC and DTS worked together to identify a process and write an application allowing interested consumers to enter online “drawings” for rare products sold by DABC. After a certain time, the drawings close, people are selected and notified, the product is sent to the store of their choosing, and the […]