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UETN Projects and Initiatives For FY2016
This initiatives list represents projects that will be addressed during fiscal year 2016 (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 Operations
Network Services

1
Implement Ethernet 10 Gb backbone circuit to Hurricane High School (Washington District)

Lead: Technical Services

Last Update: 10/14/15
2
Engineer and implement Washington School District increased capacity circuits

Lead: Technical Services

Last Update: 7/14/16
 3
Redesign and bid all Alpine Elementary Schools

Lead: Technical Services

Last Update: 10/14/15
 4
Engineer and implement 10GB backbone from UVU Orem to USU San Juan – Blanding

Lead: Technical Services

Last Update: 10/14/15
 5
Install CIB funded licensed microwave radios to Montezuma Creek, Monument Valley, and Navajo Mountain

Lead: Technical Services

Last Update: 10/14/15
 6
Design, procure, and install 48 RUS Grant funded collaborative video classrooms and associated infrastructure.

Lead: Technical Services

Last Update: 7/14/16
 7
Design, procure, and install eight STEM collaborative video classrooms.

Lead: Technical Services

Last Update: 7/14/16
 8
Engineering, coordinate with regional stakeholders and relocated all services within the San Juan Media Center to new data center.

Lead: Technical Services

Last Update: 8/8/16

 

 9
Install 10 gigabit Ethernet backbone circuit between UVU-Orem and UVU-Wasatch (Heber, UT)

Lead: Technical Services

Last Update: 10/14/15
 10
Install new 10 gigabit Ethernet backbone circuit to Nebo School District

Lead: Technical Services

Last Update: 10/14/15
 11
Install new 10 gigabit Ethernet backbone circuit to Provo School District

Lead: Technical Services

Last Update: 10/14/15
 12
Replace/Refresh all Cisco 3750G switches

Lead: Technical Services

Last Update: 7/14/16
 13
Continue IVC/Collaborative Video refresh project

Lead: Technical Services
Deferred
80%

Last Update: 8/8/16
 14
Coordinate Four Corners Network Development Project

Lead: Technical Services
Deferred
60%

Last Update: 8/8/16
 15
Continue to identify and evaluate emerging synchronous video solutions based on the identified needs of the UETN stakeholder.

Lead: Technical Services
Ongoing

Last Update: 8/8/16
 16
Continue IT Asset Management Project

Lead: Technical Services
Ongoing

Last Update: 10/14/15
 17
Continue Technical Services equipment replacement/refresh.

Lead: Technical Services
Ongoing

Last Update: 8/8/16
 18
Coordinate CIB funded structural improvements to Cold Springs Communication site (Abajo Mountains outside of Monticello)

Lead: Technical Services
Deferred
20%

Last Update: 8/8/16
 19
Coordinate CIB funded tower replacement at Cedar Mesa (Just above Moki Dugway overlooking Bluff and Mexican Hat, UT)

Lead: Technical Services
Deferred
80%

Last Update: 8/8/16
 20
Coordinate installation of CIB funded fiber based broadband to USU-Monticello.

Lead: Technical Services

Last Update: 10/14/15
 21
Coordinate, engineer and install USHE alternate 10 gigabit broadband circuit from USHE Offices at Gateway to the Downtown Data Center.

Lead: Technical Services

Last Update: 8/8/16
 22
Engineer and implement new UVU "BONFIRE" DWDM ROADM leg.

Lead: Technical Services

Last Update: 8/8/16
 23
Engineer and implement new UU Hospital – Farmington leg "BONFIRE" DWDM ROADM leg.

Lead: Technical Services

Last Update: 9/10/15
 24
Define, communicate and implement new UEN PoP requirements.

Lead: Technical Services
Deferred
90%

Last Update: 8/8/16
 25
Award and coordinate network engineering study associated with SB222.

Lead: Technical Services

Last Update: 8/8/16
 26
Award and coordinate statewide inventory associated with SB222.

Lead: Technical Services

Last Update: 8/8/16
 27
Statewide annual broadband RFP.

Lead: Technical Services
80%

Last Update: 10/14/15
 28
Develop Risk Assessment methodology

Lead: Technical Services

Last Update: 8/8/16
 29
Conduct Security Penetration Test of UEN (PEN)

Lead: Technical Services

Last Update: 8/8/16
 30
Redesign UTN network

Lead: P.Bonsavage
90%

Last Update: 9/15/15
 31
Upgrade UTN network core

Lead: P.Bonsavage
35%

Last Update: 9/15/15
 32
Conduct HCF RFP#1 to upgrade network capacity and add sites

Lead: D.LaMarche & P.Bonsavage
0%

Last Update: 9/15/15
 33
Implement secondary core location and host site (St George)

Lead: P.Bonsavage
0%

Last Update: 9/15/15
 34
Conduct HCF RFP#2 to upgrade network capacity and add sites

Lead: D.LaMarche & P.Bonsavage
0%

Last Update: 9/15/15
 35
Relocate primary network core from EBC to DDC

Lead: P.Bonsavage
0%

Last Update: 9/15/15
 36
Build UTN Server Test Lab

Lead: R.Evans
10%

Last Update: 9/15/15
 37
Complete and utilize IHC network connection into UTN

Lead: M.Cesarini

Last Update: 5/3/16
 38
Migrate UTN Resources to shared UEN/UTN Infrastructure

Lead: P.Bonsavage
65%

Last Update: 9/15/15
 39
Assess connectivity and telehealth capacity for specified Utah Indian tribes

Lead: D.LaMarche
0%

Last Update: 9/15/15
 40
Plan to implement measures to meet PCI DSS 3.0 compliance.

Lead: P.Bonsavage
0%

Last Update: 9/22/15
Application Services

 1
Develop video and educational materials for SciTech Now grant.

Leads: K.Garrett & K.Krier

Last Update: 3/1/16
 2
Upgrade Equella to version 6.4 with user interface enhancements.

Lead: K.Garrett

Last Update: 11/24/15
 3
Develop new workflow to accommodate new broadcast infrastructure.

Leads: K.Garrett
Deferred

Last Update: 5/3/16
 4
Implement automated closed captioning service. Help train and assist in implementation with UTTC.

Leads: K.Garrett

Last Update: 1/5/16
 5
Create training and promotional materials to support new teacher-upload feature of eMedia.

Leads: K.Garrett
Deferred

Last Update: 5/3/16
 6
Support the Utah Women and Leadership Project (UWLP) and Utah Women and Education Initiative (UWEI) project with digital and broadcast media.

Leads: K.Garrett

Last Update: 4/18/16
 7
Produce eight arts and science/technology segments for UEN-TV programs "Art Connection" and "SciTech Now".

Leads: K.Garrett
Ongoing

Last Update: 5/3/16
 8
Establish production standards and guidelines for digital and broadcast media.

Leads: K.Garrett
Deferred

Last Update: 5/3/16
 9
Refresh interstitials and promotional content on UEN-TV.

Leads: K.Garrett
25%
Deferred

Last Update: 7/14/16
 10
Expand partnership with Utah's Hogle Zoo to produce short videos to support Utah's core science standards.

Leads: K.Garrett

Last Update: 5/3/16
 11
Implement new LTI to connect eMedia resources in Canvas.

Leads: K.Garrett

Last Update: 10/14/15
 12
Develop an Online IVC Site Planning Form

Lead: R.Keele

Last Update: 8/13/15
 13
Develop ResearchQuests.org web site for the Natural History Museum of Utah

Lead: M.Dumas

Last Update: 3/31/16
 14
Support UtahFutures

Lead: L.Hunter
K.Krier

Last Update: 5/3/16
 15
Finish making the various websites UEN hosts and maintains responsive

Lead: M.Dumas

Last Update: 5/5/16
 16
Develop Security Web Portal

Lead: R.Keele & UEN Security Dept.
40%
Deferred

Last Update: 8/1/16
 17
Develop an interface that will automatically process UTN's Jabber request form

Lead: R.Keele

Last Update: 9/2/15
 18
Develop Apps for Acano integration

Lead: R.Keele
Deferred

Last Update: 8/1/16
 19
Develop a UTN scheduling form

Lead: R.Keele

Last Update: 10/2/15
 20
Integrate the new Professional Development administrative / registration system with UEN.org

Lead: R.Keele & J.Brooksby
Eliminated

Last Update: 8/1/16
 21
Enhance student interactives to make them searchable

Lead: R.Keele
75%
Deferred

Last Update: 8/1/16
 22
Transfer Utah Middle School Math website to UEN's web server

Lead: K.Krier & M.Dumas

Last Update: 7/16/15
 23
Complete iUTAH Redesign

Lead: J.Anderson

Last Update: 11/24/15
 24
Update the Finance In The Classroom website

Lead: M.Dumas

Last Update: 5/5/16
 25

Lead: M.Dumas
80%
Deferred

Last Update: 8/1/16
 26
Implement a promotional plan for UEN's Online Tools

Lead: K.Krier & K.Garrett

Last Update: 1/8/16
 27
Implement new videoconferencing platform for telehealth

Lead: M.Cesarini
10%

Last Update: 9/15/15
 28
Install and deploy new Acano videoconferencing bridge

Lead: M.Cesarini
50%

Last Update: 9/15/15
 29
Deploy telehealth equipment in selected health care facilities

Lead: P.Carroll & M.Cesarini
35%

Last Update: 9/15/15
 30
Implement Vulnerability Compliance procedure

Lead: S.Black & J.Desha

Last Update: 1/8/16
 31
Implement UTN WebEx application

Lead: M.Cesarini
10%

Last Update: 9/15/15
 32
Develop Media Services staff training document

Lead: R. Evans
51%

Last Update: 9/15/15
 33
Develop inventory lifespan tracking module in UTED

Lead: R.Evans
15%

Last Update: 9/15/15
 34
Pilot telehealth services to schools

Lead: P.Carroll
0%

Last Update: 9/15/15
 35
Add value-added services for UTN member sites

Lead: S.Black & P.Bonsavage
10%

Last Update: 9/15/15
 36
Evaluate new paging system

Lead: M.Cesarini
10%

Last Update: 9/15/15
 37
Implement JIRA for trouble tickets

Lead: S.Black
40%

Last Update: 9/15/15
 38
Evaluate JIRA as a tool for project management/time tracking

Lead: R.Evans & M.Cesarini
0%

Last Update: 9/15/15
 39
Automate Jabber account creation process

Lead: R.Evans
95%

Last Update: 9/15/15
 40
Explore options for Mobile Device Management and Secure Text Messaging for UTN member sites

Lead: M.Cesarini
0%

Last Update: 9/15/15
 41
Develop processes including support and training required to roll-out Cisco Collaborative Meeting Room (CMR) with WebEx to UEN stakeholders.

Lead: Technical Services

Last Update: 8/8/16
 42
Complete Database Migration to (MS SQL and PostgreSQL)

Lead: B.Peterson

Last Update: 9/26/15
 43
Move to Downtown Data Center (DDC)

Lead: B.Peterson
95%

Last Update: 7/1/15
 44
Virtualize Web and Database server environments.

Lead: B.Peterson

Last Update: 1/4/16
 45
Retool Web Hosting Toward Automation

Lead: B.Peterson
Ongoing

Last Update: 7/1/15
 46
Deploy DNS IPv6 anycast addresses for native IPv6 name resolution throughout the network.

Lead: B.Peterson
30%

Last Update: 7/1/15
 47
Implement UDA Project Go

Lead: B.Peterson
0%

Last Update: 7/1/15
 48
Update the lesson plan tool

Lead: K.Branson
Deferred
90%

Last Update: 8/12/16
 49
Conduct Identity management pilot (InCommon / Shibboleth)

Leads: K.Branson & J.Stewart
Deferred
55%

Last Update: 8/12/16
 50
Complete UEN Web-Service Framework

Lead: K.Branson

Last Update: 8/12/16
 51
Upgrade my.uen portal

Lead: K.Branson
Deferred
5%

Last Update: 4/19/16
 52
Move off Sybase ASE

Lead: K.Branson

Last Update: 9/30/15
 53
Rewrite all Perl/CGI applications

Lead: K.Branson
Deferred
95%

Last Update: 8/12/16
 54
Migrate applications to Java 7, Tomcat 7, Ubuntu VMs, and PostresSQL

Lead: K.Branson

Last Update: 4/19/16
 55
Better build management with Maven and SVN

Lead: K.Branson
Deferred
80%

Last Update: 4/19/16
 56
Product maintenance and functional enhancements

Lead: K.Branson
Ongoing

Last Update: 4/19/16
 57
Develop new Districts tool

Lead: K.Branson

Last Update: 4/19/16
 58
Update Rubric Tool

Lead: K.Branson
Deferred
90%

Last Update: 8/12/16
 59
Framework security upgrades

Lead: K.Branson
Deferred
80%

Last Update: 8/12/16
 60
Develop Unit Tool

Lead: K.Branson
Deferred
0%

Last Update: 9/30/15
 61
Rewrite BIRT Reports

Lead: K.Branson
Eliminated

Last Update: 4/13/16
 62
Externalize application configurations

Lead: K.Branson
Deferred
60%

Last Update: 4/19/16
 63
JIRA custom plugins for QuickTicket functionality

Lead: K.Branson
Deferred
10%

Last Update: 4/19/16
 64
Develop an Online Monitoring and Observation Matrix form and reports

Lead: R.Keele & L.Valles

Last Update: 4/14/16
 65

Lead: M.Dumas

Last Update: 10/15/15
 66
Consolidate and rewrite entire Professional Development Management ecosystem

Lead: K.Branson
Eliminated

Last Update: 4/13/16
 67
Create VoteUtah.org Website

Lead: M.Dumas

Last Update: 7/8/16
Support Services

 1
Increase number of Professional Development courses offered in local districts

Lead: J.Brooksby

Last Update: 1/5/16
 2
Create train-the-trainer resources for LEA's

Lead: J.Brooksby

Last Update: 4/18/16
 3
Create five new courses

Lead: PD Staff

Last Update: 4/18/16
 4
Create and implement a self paced Canvas course

Lead: M.Hakkarinen

Last Update: 4/18/16
 5
Develop and design UEN Genius Day workshops in order to expand support and training with district specialists

Lead: PD Staff
Deferred

Last Update: 7/14/16
 6
Develop PD-TV by creating just in time weekly content

Lead: J.Covili

Last Update: 4/18/16
 7
Create teacher and administrative features for Digital Teaching and Learning Initiative

Lead: M.Hakkarienen
Eliminated

 8
Deliver TV program highlights to designated Higher Ed. Depts.

Lead: L.Cohne

Last Update: 5/3/16
 9
Increase participation in social media sites

Leads: S.Cohen & R.Finlinson
Ongoing

Last Update: 8/8/16
 10
Expand community partners

Lead: L.Cohne

Last Update: 5/3/16
 11
Broadcast American Graduate Day 2015 on UEN-TV

Lead: K.Anderson

Last Update: 1/8/16
 12
Develop and Expand SciFi Friday

Leads: K.Anderson & J.Gibbs

Last Update: 5/3/16
 13
Support Digital Teaching and Learning Task Force

Lead: R.Timothy

Last Update: 5/3/16
 14
Run Statewide Public Ed. Technology Inventory RFP

Lead: D.Sampson

Last Update: 5/3/16
 15
Run Engineering Study Public Ed. Infrastructure Digital Teaching RFP

Lead: D.Sampson & J.Stewart

Last Update: 1/8/16
 16
Provide telehealth training and assist project sites with clinical implementation

Lead: P.Carroll
5%

Last Update: 9/15/15
 17
Work with state USIM partners to plan the use of telehealth

Lead: P.Carroll
10%

Last Update: 9/15/15
 18
Conduct site visits to telehealth sites

Lead: P.Carroll
10%

Last Update: 9/15/15
 19
Develop telehealth training materials for users

Lead: P.Carroll & D.LaMarche
20%

Last Update: 9/15/15
 20
Facilitate, and present at, the Utah Psychological Association All Day Telehealth Conference

Lead: P.Carroll
5%

Last Update: 9/15/15
 21
Set up telehealth technology to long term care facilities

Lead: P.Carroll & D.LaMarche
0%

Last Update: 9/15/15
 22
Assess and design a solution for distant assessments into the home.

Lead: P.Carroll & M.Cesarini
10%

Last Update: 9/15/15
 23
Support high value programming and outreach choices.

Lead: L.Cohne

Last Update: 5/3/16
 24
Increase the development of PreK-12 and higher ed partnerships that improve educational outcomes across broad student populations

Lead: L.Cohne

Last Update: 5/3/16
 25
Support the development of new broadcast programs

Lead: K. Garrett,
K.Anderson & C.Wood

Last Update: 5/3/16
 26
Produce American Graduate Programming Schedule

Lead: K.Anderson

Last Update: 5/3/16
 27
Expand "SciFi Friday" closed captioning

Lead: K.Garrett & K.Anderson

Last Update: 9/22/15
 28
Investigate and determine FCC Spectrum auction needs

Lead: P.Titus, L.Hunter, R.Timothy & K.Anderson
10%

Last Update: 1/8/16
 29
Increase awareness of UEN-TV programming on 9.1, 9.2, 9.3 to focus on K12, Higher Ed and general public

Lead: L.Cohne

Last Update: 5/3/16
 30
Manage FCC broadcast infrastructure changes due to Spectrum repack

Lead: K.Anderson & P.Titus
Deferred

Last Update: 5/3/16
 31
Create interstitials to support educational initiatives

Lead: L.Cohne

Last Update: 5/3/16
 32
Select vendor to implement new master control operations center

Lead: P.Titus & K.Anderson

Last Update: 1/8/16
Operations

 1
Create UEN branded Graphics Package for UEN-TV

Lead: R.Finlinson & K.Garrett
Last Update: 7/1/15
 2
Support UtahFutures

Lead: L.Hunter

Last Update: 5/3/16
 3
Manage FCC Broadcast Spectrum Repack

Lead: P.Titus
Deferred

Last Update: 5/3/16
 4
Seek and support additional merger opportunities between UEN and UTN.

Lead: L.Hunter & D.LaMarche
Ongoing

Last Update: 5/3/16
 5
Update Board policies and guidelines.

Lead: L.Hunter

Last Update: 5/3/16
 6
Expand consortium licensing based on needs. Document this process.

Lead: L.Hunter
75%

Last Update: 5/3/16
 7
Retrain on and document CPB compliance processes.

Lead: L.Hunter
75%

Last Update: 5/3/16
 8
Build legislative support and advocacy.

Lead: R.Timothy
Ongoing

Last Update: 3/31/16
 9
Support growth and talent development of staff.

Lead: Leadership Group
Last Update: 3/31/16
 10
Identify core and add-on services for UETN constituents.

Lead: L.Hunter
5%

Last Update: 1/8/16
 11
Reprice UTN member fees and services

Lead: C. Chevasuttho & D.LaMarche
10%

Last Update: 9/15/15
 12
Develop UTN Accounting Operations manual

Lead: J.Rees
10%

Last Update: 9/15/15
 13
Complete a communication / marketing plan for telehealth services

Lead: D.LaMarche & R.Finlinson
15%

Last Update: 9/15/15
 14
Build UTN dashboards

Lead: D.LaMarche & K.Krier
0%

Last Update: 9/15/15
 15
Complete catalog of UTN services

Lead: D. LaMarche & J.Gibbs
80%

Last Update: 9/15/15
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