Tuesday, August 09, 2005

Continuing the Transition

Utah's transition to a centralized IT organization continues to take shape. We are creating teams in the following areas to move forward with the key tasks that have been identified:
  • Service Level Management
  • Policy and Planning
  • Infrastructure
  • Administration
  • Solutions Delivery
  • Organization
  • Security
I had an opportunity to meet with the director of information security from Taiwan yesterday who was sponsored by the State Department.

We are exploring critical uses for multi-factor authentication and improving the way we are classifying data as part of our security project. This will be very important if DTS is expected to ensure the highest level of security required for agency data. I came across this Biometrics Catalog sponsored by the National Science and Technology Council.

This report, Planning for and Responding to Threats to the U.S. Homeland, was created from the 35th IFPA-Fletcher Conference on National Security Strategy and Policy. The conference is supported by the Fletcher School for International Diplomacy. The school was created at the bequest of Austin Barclay Fletcher (a descendent of our common ancestor, Robert Fletcher, who arrived in Massachussetts in about 1630 and was one of the original founders of Concord).

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