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UEN Projects and Initiatives For FY2014
This initiatives list represents projects that will be addressed during fiscal year 2014 (Q1: July - Sept, Q2: Oct - Dec, Q3: Jan - March, Q4: April - June). This does not include ongoing operations or maintenance items.

Network Services Application Services Support Services Operational Services

Network Services Lead % Complete Status Report as of 4/10/2014
1 arrow icon Complete Metro Ring project J.Stewart
2 arrow icon Complete BTOP project J.Brown
Complete Original project scope is 98% complete. NTIA approved grant deadline extension to May 31, 2013 which includes additional infrastructure hardware and fiber IRUs.
3 arrow icon Install non-BTOP head start & elementary sites J.Brown
Complete This status pertains to all UEN awarded head start and elementary schools.
4 Continue to design and implement the move of 500 Tellabs circuits (move from Optera to Tellabs) K.Quire   Q1-Q3
5 arrow icon Develop comprehensive plan for move to Downtown Data Center J.Stewart 75% Meetings were held throughout the last 4 months of 2012. Needed data was collected, a report format was agreed upon and writing assignments were made. The report elements are in being written and in February and March, 2013, these report elements will be consolidated and presented in a first draft. The team, comprised of University of Utah and UEN staff, will revise and finish the report and then determine next steps.
6 arrow icon Conduct SIP pilot J.Stewart Complete Reviewing RFI proposals.
7 Redesign Level3 Hub K.Quire Complete  
8 EBC Enterprise LAN upgrades K.Quire 10% Firewalls on order
9 Panguitch CO MPLS Conversion K.Quire 10% In planning stages
10 Internet Border Router Replacement K.Quire 0% Waiting for funding
11 Update all Backbone Points of Presensce (PoPs) (total redesign with new gear in every pop) K.Quire
USU - complete
WSU - complete
DATC - complete
EBC - complete
SLCC - complete
UVU - complete
Dixie - complete
RDC - scheduled 10/10
SUU - scheduled 10/24
12 Redesign the EBC Data Center K.Quire
0% on hold pending completion of DDC enterprise network
13 Redesign and implement the Panguitch Central Office site K.Quire 0% Q2
14 Design and build the DDC Infrastructure K.Quire Complete  
15 Upgrade all Internet Border Routers (IBR) K.Quire Complete  
16 Upgrade GENI DWDM Wave K.Quire Complete  
17 Install and turn up the EBC to Level3 100GB circuit K.Quire Complete  
18 Install the IRU - Level3 to SLCC circuit K.Quire Complete  
19 Install the IRU - DDC to SLCC K.Quire Complete  
20 Install the IRU - DDC to UVU K.Quire Complete  
21 Install the IRU - BYU to UVU K.Quire Complete  
22 Install the IRU - Legacy hut to WSU Ogden K.Quire Complete  
23 Design and build the WSU Ciena DWDM equipment K.Quire Complete  
24 Install and turn up the DDC to Level3 100GB Circuit K.Quire Complete  
25 Design and build the Canyons SD PoP and redundant circuits to all schools K.Quire   Q2 & Q3
26 Design and build the Weber SD new PoP and redundant circuits to all schools -
K.Quire   Q2 & Q3
27 Install 69 new Tellabs nodes
K.Quire Ongoing Q1-Q3
28 Install 21 new end site sites (CenturyLink Only)
Complete Q1-Q3
29 Replace all 3750Gs as they are no longer supported by Cisco after March 2014 - As funding is available
30 Provide IPv6 support for circuit through XO, Integra, and Cogent

K.Quire Complete  
31 Install the Zayo Internet circuit at DDC B.Bryson Complete  
32 Support and provide technical assistance for the 2014 RFP B.Bryson
  in the planning and writing process Q1 Includes WAN/Broadband, Internet and SIP
33 Design and implement the Level-3 CoLo move. B.Bryson
  Initial planning done. Next step is acceptance of cabinets and then coordinating LOAs for EVERY connection and needs to be done soon if proceeding. LOAs cannot be coordinated until cabinets are accepted. Awaiting leadership approval and E-rate funding.
34 Participate in the 2014 Quilt CIS RFP. B.Bryson   Kicks off with regular planning calls tomorrow. Release planned for 1/13/14
35 Plan and conduct the 2014 UEN Tech Summit planning B.Bryson   Q1-Q4
36 Provide support for the NOAA Fiber connectivity project B.Bryson
37 Support the Quilt Peer Review?
J.Stewart   Q2
38 Complete Halchita Head Start microwave install J.Egly 20% Q3
Update: Tower work awarded to contractor and tower ordered.
39 Complete San Juan and Daggett County Microwave Network CIB grant process and receive funding. J.Egly
25% Q3
Update: Application is submitted and public hearings are scheduled for October and November.
40 Complete Daggett County microwave Upgrade J.Egly
41 Complete Daggett County microwave Upgrade J.Egly
42 Complete Flaming Gorge Elementary microwave install J.Egly
50% Q3
Update: Equipment ordered and received. Install schedule for first week of November.
43 Support Four Corners Network Development Project.
J. Egly Ongoing  
44 Complete Lake Powell School network upgrades. J. Egly 20% Q4
Update: UEN is coordinating environmental, historic and right-of-way with National Park Service and Beehive Telephone.
45 Design and implement the 10 Gb circuit for Alpine District.
K.Dutt Complete  
46 Redesign and Bid All Alpine Elementary Schools.
K.Dutt   Q2-Q4
47 Increased capacity Alpine.
K.Dutt Relocate Fiber 100%
Increased Capacity 0%
Contracts signed March 2014.
48 Redesign and implement the BYU/Google/Utah County fiber paths. K.Dutt Complete  
49 Redesign and implement circuits for the Ute Tribe.
K.Dutt Complete  
50 Implement circuit for Snowville.
K.Dutt Complete  
51 Design and implement circuits for USU fiber to TATC K.Dutt Complete  
52 Plan and conduct the UtahSAINT annual conference. T.Jessup Complete Q2 - Oct. 15-18, 2013
53 Redesign, rewrite and deploy weathermap tool to support tellabs upgrade T.Jessup Complete  
54 Complete last round of USHE security assessments T.Jessup Complete  
55 Plan and implement the I2 100 Gbps circuit. T.Jessup
Complete (waiting for I2 Contract)
56 Replace MPEG 2 Encoders for KUEN Broadcast P.Titus 50% Q2
Update: Will bid in February
57 Replace Snowmobiles for Broadcast Statewide Distribution P.Titus Complete  
58 Replace one Microwave TX/RX pair as part of an ongoing Statewide Distribution Microwave Backbone infrastructure replacement plan. P.Titus 50% Q4
Update: Will bid in March
59 Purchase Audio Processor to bring KUEN into compliance with FCC CALM act. P.Titus 50% Q3
Update: Will bid in March

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Application Services Lead % Complete Status Report as of 4/15/2014
60 arrow icon Rewrite and launch Independent Materials alignment K.Branson
Complete The interface that aligners use to submit their alignment is back online. Completed October 5, 2013
61 arrow icon Pilot-test of VMware Cloud B.Peterson Eliminated  
62 arrow icon Explore broader UEN role in consortium software L.Kuhn Ongoing On schedule; Adobe, Canvas, filtering, Pioneer, UIMC Complete
63 arrow icon Update the lesson plan tool K.Branson
5% Update: Working with Michelle to flesh out functional specifications.
64 arrow icon Utah Data Alliance Project B.Peterson Complete System complete and functioning. Two change requests are being worked on. (1) Enhanced import of National Student Clearing house data to include matching with UHSE and UCAT records. (2) Custom Ad Hoc Matching process to allow temporary matching of data for specific programs that is not included in the warehouse.
65 arrow icon Explore NET+ partnership opportunities; pilot-testing S.Allen
Ongoing Pilot-testing SeeVogh with UU continues; Canvas Net+ service validation phase is about 95% complete.
66 arrow icon Develop state government IVC support plan J.Egly 90% Pending response from DTS regarding how they want to proceed with new UEN proposal for UEN IVC services.
67 arrow icon Complete Virtual Route Forwarding project K.Quire
50% Project is currently focused on improvements with USU and the U of U.
68 Complete IVC Refresh engineering, design, and project planning based on UEN refresh funding (TBD) J.Egly   Q3
69 Complete 2014 IVC refresh upgraded based on 2013/14 Capitol refresh funding (TBD) J.Egly   Q1
70 arrow icon Develop online Civics/Character Ed PD Course L.Hunter
71 arrow icon Move to Downtown Data Center B.Peterson 90%
All of the equipment was purchased and installed in spring of 2013. Services are being migrated. Development SAN is active. Some production ( is live from DDC.
72 Launch Redesigned K.Krier Complete Launched August 12, 2013
73 Launch GettyReady Website K.Krier Complete Launched Sept. 17, 2013
74 Develop Governor's 2013 Educational Summit Website and Event L.Hunter
Complete Oct. 9, 2013
75 Update eMedia User Interface K.Garrett
50% Q4
Project scope and needs assessment completed. Will begin work after Equella 6.3 upgrade.
76 Develop Professional Development Event Tracker R.Keele
77 Develop mobile version of M.Dumas
Complete Launched Jan. 2014
78 Automate posting of daily schedule of IVC Events to
Complete Launched April 2014
79 Post Utah Core Standards into eMedia K.Garrett   Q4
80 Harvest and post aggregated TICE test scores R.Keele
Eliminated Since there is no common assessment data we cannot complete this request at this time.
81 Transition Utah EPSCoR Reporting to USU
Complete December 2013
82 Create interface so that the Professional Development group can post events on web site R.Keele
Complete Launched: January 2014
83 Develop mobile version of Preschool Pioneer, K-12 Pioneer Online Library and Finance in the Classroom web sites K.Krier 75% Q4
Update: April 2014 Finance in the Classroom and Pioneer Online Library complete.
84 Evaluate STEM Learning Opportunities web site K.Krier Complete Q3
Update: Service archived and retired on March 31, 2014
85 Realign Math and Language Arts resources to new Utah Core K.Krier 90% Q4
Update: Educators have realigned the lesson plans and links. Still need to do some clean up before deleting old courses.
86 Complete CPB Math Grant K.Krier
60% Q4
Update: 12 of 20 animated Math videos completed.
87 Use the Canvas API to copy information from one course to another course K.Krier Complete Dec. 2013
88 Use the Canvas API to automatically update the TICE courses in Equella with the newest version R.Keele
90% Q4
89 Research requirements to obtain and air American Indian Channel for UEN-TV L. Hunter 60% Q3 Community need survey and tech analysis complete. Negotiations with provider continue.
90 Update "Considering College" tv spots with new logos; remove CEU and ATC C.Wood
91 Complete UEN-TV FCC license renewal process K.Anderson
30% Q4
On schedule
92 Launch new arts broadcast program K.Garrett Complete Q3
93 Support STEM and Governor's Inititatives with UEN-TV broadcasts. K.Anderson
Complete Ongoing
94 Align eMedia resources to Utah Core Standards and produce curriculum guides. K.Garrett 50% Q4
Target completion in Q4. Template for guides are complete. Currently identifying series for curriculum areas.
95 Move Equella media to Kaltura Streaming Media Server K.Garrett 5% Q4
Project may not be feasible. If content is moved to the streaming server, existing captions would be removed.
96 Integrate UEN eMedia with the LearningRegistry K.Garrett
Eliminated Cost Prohibitive.
97 Integrate PBS LearningMedia resources with eMedia K.Garrett 25% Q3
Dependent on contractual agreement with PBS LearningMedia
98 Review and complete closed captions of eMedia videos K.Garrett 35% Q3
Gaps are identified. Captioning in process.
99 Implement Adobe Connect web conferencing service for K-12 S.Allen Complete Q3
Complete and moved to training.
100 Complete Learning Management System RFP evaluation for K-12 S.Allen Eliminated Not necessary
101 Develop Text Complexity Book Review Project with the guidance of USOE K.Krier Eliminated  
102 Complete USHE IPTV Proof-of-Concept J.Egly 75% Q3
IPTV group has tested IPTV solution on a network and campus basis. One proof-of-concept is still in process. UEN met with consultant to understand franchise agreement and content issues.
103 Transition UEN audio bridging from PRI to SIP trunks. J.Egly 50% Q3
Update: UEN is currently coordinating with UIT for SIP trunking. Request provided to UIT and UEN is waiting on pricing.
104 Continue to identify and evaluate emerging/next gen synchronous video solutions based on UEN and stakeholder requirements J.Egly
105 Complete USHE/Snow College/Sevier School District IVC Pilot D.Litster
25% Q3
Update: Site survey complete, room design is in process.
106 Complete two new Snow College IVC classroom installations. D.Litster
40% Q3
Update: Equipment received and installation is underway.
107 arrow icon Develop IT Asset Management J.Stewart
75% UEN fell back to our File Maker Pro System and have developed processes around keeping this up to date. Most staff have been trained on this system. Integration with Netterrain is the next step.
108 arrow icon Complete DNS AnyCast Upgrade B.Peterson
50% EBC and DDC node are upgraded. UVU and SLCC to be completed by March 2014.
109 arrow icon Complete Database Migration to (MS SQL and PostgreSQL) B.Peterson   Many DBs have been converted in the last year target for this year is Sybase ASE, and the two last Oracle databases.
110 arrow icon Virtualize Web and DB server environments. B.Peterson   With the new web look and feel roll out in august many of the web servers were moved to the new VM environment. UEN still has many application servers were the Tomcat Servers still need to be migrated and many CGI application that need a rewrite to be moved. (see SWG project for details) (Note: Depending on the USHE VMware contract UEN may have to migrate again to Microsoft’s hypervisor.)
111 arrow icon Retool Web Hosting Toward Automation B.Peterson   August roll out of the new UEN web site allowed for improvements to the deployment processes. Still making progress and are looking to make it even more streamlined for Software and Content Developers to deploy to the production environments.
112 arrow icon Conduct On-going Systems Maintenance B.Peterson Ongoing In Process
113 arrow icon Adopt new UEN look and feel for web applications K.Branson Complete  
114 arrow icon Conduct Identity management pilot (InCommon/Shibboleth) J.Stewart
40% Spinning up a portal instance as an SP for integration with SEDC's IdP.
115 arrow icon Develop New Contact tool K.Branson Complete Released 1/22/2014
116 arrow icon Complete UEN Web-Service Framework K.Branson 10% On hold (except ongoing security updates) pending retirement of Perl/CGI apps.
117 arrow icon Upgrade MyUEN portal K.Branson 0%  
118 arrow icon Move off Sybase ASE K.Branson 0% Working on architecting this move.
119 arrow icon Rewrite all Perl/CGI applications K.Branson 10% PMT, Districts/Sites, Lesson Plan underway; Rubric assigned.
120 arrow icon Migrate applications to Java 7, Tomcat 7, Ubuntu VMs, and PostresSQL K.Branson 30% Making slow, steady progress.
121 arrow icon Better build management with Maven and SVN K.Branson 35% Making slow, steady progress.
122 arrow icon Product maintenance and functional enhancements K.Branson Ongoing MyUEN, Contact, Breakwriter, and others underway. Does not include enhancements from rewrites.
123 Develop new Districts tool K. Branson 5% This will replace the existing Districts, schools, and sites applications/pages
124 Complete IMA Upgrades K. Branson 10% URLs for alignments in Core Display due 30 May.
125 Update Rubric Tool K. Branson 0% Work has been assigned; start after Breakwriter/Maven migration and security update.

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Support Services Lead % Complete Status Report as of 4/11/2014
126 arrow icon Support Utah EPSCoR projects L.Hunter
Complete Ongoing project.
127 arrow icon Support USOE in their Online Endorsement Objectives D.Jones Ongoing Courses developed and deployed, undergoing course revision and improvements based on pilot semester.
128 arrow icon Conduct NetSafe Utah outreach activities - presentations, booths, etc J.Brooksby Ongoing Preparations are being made to extend the NetSafe grant one final time to help school districts become self-sustaining with regard to educating their own students with NetSafe content materials.
129 Meet NetSafe Utah grant metrics J.Brooksby 50% Q4
130 Design and develop NetSafe promotional items R.Finlinson 20% Q4
131 Design and develop Pioneer Library promotional items R.Finlinson
L. Cohne
80% Q3
UEN distributed a Pioneer Library LED searchlight and reprints of the successful Preschool Pioneer informational card in February. The items will also be used at future public events such as UCET, UELMA and SUE-CON.
132 Conduct a needs analysis of Pioneer Library online library resources with Utah's K-12 school librarians to determine content gaps L.Hunter Complete RFP process through fiscal year.
133 Regularly produce Pioneer Library news for the District Pioneer Library Advocates to distribute to their local school librarians/aides L.Hunter Eliminated Included with monthly CForum meetings and NetNews emails.
134 arrow icon Implement 2013 Intel Teach grant J.Brooksby Complete Q2
Grant renewed for 2014
135 Explore online Ed Tech Endorsement program J.Brooksby 20% Q4
136 Design new Canvas Courses J.Brooksby 75% Q4
Launched two new courses.
137 Conduct State Wide Technology and Professional Development needs assessment of K-12 Districts J.Brooksby 75% Q4
138 Identify top ten priorities for professional development and create course content J.Brooksby 75% Q2
139 Update existing courses J.Brooksby
PD Staff
90% Q4
On track
140 Support UEA, SUECON, UCET and other local conferences J.Brooksby
PD Staff
141 Support K-20 schools in online learning objectives (Canvas) J.Brooksby
PD Staff
Ongoing Developed K-12 Canvas plan.
142 Produce guides for effective technology use in the classroom J.Brooksby
PD Staff
75% Q4
143 Produce 20 Technology Teaching Tips for Utah Teaching Channel J.Brooksby
PD Staff
25% Q4
144 Investigate using badges for UEN PD J.Brooksby 15% Q4
145 Develop a follow through process for requested PD J.Brooksby 70% Q4
146 Investigate COSN tech director certification J.Brooksby 35% Q4
147 Research options to Milton Bennion Hall access issues J.Brooksby Complete Q4
148 Develop a plan to implement competency and participation indicators J.Brooksby 0% Q3
149 Implement Utah Teaching Channel J.Brooksby 50% Q3
Site launched with ongoing updates.
150 Implement new telephone and calendaring processes for PD J.Brooksby Complete Q2
151 Increase transparency of qualitative public feedback on UEN Professional Development courses J.Brooksby
20% Q4
Baseline data has been identified. Preliminary report to be distributed at UCET conference. Planning underway to include both internal and external sources of user feedback.
152 Implement NROC resources and training plan K.Garrett 50% New contract to start in June. EdReady is now available. Training is ongoing.
153 Create TV highlight web page L.Cohne
Complete Q1
154 Engage educators and community in STEM content on UEN-TV and integration of web resources L.Cohne Ongoing
Presented Cheese Science @ SUECON, promoting STEM TV content through direct target email. Launched Cheese Geecs with Harmon's.
155 Support initiation and sustainability of Utah American Indian-STEM project L.Cohne Ongoing
Engaged American Indian Science and Engineering Society Professional Chapter President in several community panels hosted by UEN.
156 Organize community outreach for UEN-TV weekly Arts program L.Cohne Ongoing
Target email promotions have gone out to Higher Ed. Arts Department Chairs, USOE and other Utah Education Arts Associations.
157 Build PreK capacity for online engagement each quarter L.Cohne Ongoing
Outreach conduct with Early Childhood Leaders in the community and updates made monthly to Preschool Pioneer web site.
158 Promote effective technology guides (including Top 10 projects) R.Finlinson 25% Q4
Top 10 professional development priorities are driving social media and online/print promotion elements for UEN spring conferences.
159 Devise a social media plan R.Finlinson Ongoing Working with with Doug Jones and Susan Cohen

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Operational Services Lead % Complete Status Report as of 4/10/2014
160 arrow icon Create and develop a comprehensive inventory control database and process J.Stewart 90% Database development complete, inventory of red and yellow stickered items complete, Altiris development database created, Altiris production database development underway, data entered and cleanup ongoing, data provided from accounting regarding purchase dates and costs. Currently staff is reconciling accounting data and adding data regarding equipment end-of-life dates and replacement costs.

Database will be used for acquisition, moves and retirement of all equipment purchased by UEN. Technical staff has been trained on the new system and process. Further training for all UEN staff will be required once the production database will be scheduled.

161 arrow icon Finalize 'should' planning questions with Board R. Timothy 75% Continued refinement.
162 Initiate Internships program including training/onboarding process V. Rasmussen Complete Three Interns in place.
163 Evaluate and revise intern processes as needed based on initial experience V. Rasmussen 50% Q3
Updating online training materials & payment options
164 Expand number of internships available and develop summer opportunities V. Rasmussen   Q4
Launched Internship site.
165 Create UEN branded Graphics Package for UEN-TV R. Finlinson
K. Garrett
166 Pursue grants and award programs J. Gibbs Ongoing Q4
NSF ISE, Intel, RTTT, etc.
167 Develop metrics dashboard demonstrating UEN performance L. Hunter 50% Q4
Procurement in process and on schedule.
168 Update UEN Policies/Guidelines page on L. Hunter
J. Gibbs
20% Q4
169 Complete FCC and CPB required filings L. Hunter Ongoing On Schedule
170 Develop IVC Policy with Stakeholders L. Hunter 50% Q4
Policy drafted. First reading with Board in March. On schedule.
171 Research Common Good vs. Paid Service Model L. Hunter 20% Initial research underway.
172 Support Partner Initiatives L. Hunter Ongoing GettyReady, Operation Respect, Governor's Ed Summit
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