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a secure technology environment
Employees play key role in computer security
Anderson among first full-time cyber security
The greatest vulnerability to the Idaho Transportation
Department’s information system also
is its greatest defense, explains Information
Technology Security Coordinator Forrest Anderson.
Protecting the confidentiality, integrity
and availability of ITD’s corporate
technology enterprise begins and ends with
Anderson focuses on cyber security services
– protecting the department’s information
assets, including data, complex systems and
processes. He was named the department’s
first Information Technology Security Coordinator
and may be the first state employee assigned
full-time, exclusive responsibility for developing
and maintaining a cyber security program.
world scrutinizing Internet, e-mail use
Companies are clamping down on employees'
workplace use of the expanding range of free
Internet services, such as instant messaging
and video downloading, to protect themselves
from viruses, communications traffic jams
and regulatory missteps.
on Buhl Woman scheduled Wednesday
James Woods, director of the Herrett Center for
Arts and Science at the College of Southern Idaho,
will lead a journey back to the Paleoindian era
Wednesday at the ITD Headquarters in Boise. The
Twin Falls archaeologist will discuss the Buhl Woman
discovery that shed new light on ancient inhabitants
of what now is southern Idaho. His presentation,
from 2:30 p.m. to about 4 p.m., is open to ITD employees
and the public.
equipment installation finished
The last of a network of satellite receivers in
eastern Idaho that can be used for everything from
planting corn mazes to setting grades for multi-million
dollar highway projects is now complete. The third
and final Continuously Operating Reference Station
was installed on the Idaho State University campus
in Idaho Falls. The other two stations are operating
at BYU-Idaho in Rexburg and at the ITD maintenance
facility in Driggs.
6's Rayce Ruiz named Surveyor of the Year
Rayce Ruiz of Idaho Falls has been named Surveyor
of the Year by the Idaho Society of Professional
Land Surveyors (ISPLS). Ruiz, who works in the Location
section of ITD's District 6 in Rigby, received the
award March 2 during the ISPLS conference in Boise.
He was chosen by the ISPLS board at its meeting
in December 2005.
joins effort to promote work zone safety
Several major highway construction projects are
in full swing throughout the Treasure Valley and
across Idaho; The renewed activity prompts a reminder
for motorists to slow down in work zones as part
of “Work Zone Safety Week,” April 3-7.
ITD, the Associated General Contractors of Idaho
and the Ada County Highway District emphasize the
importance of slowing down in work zones.
smoke-free zone near entrances
Beginning today, ITD has designated smoke-free areas
near each building entrance on the Headquarters
campus, specifically the Supply Building, the Annex
and the Headquarters building. Individuals who smoke
near one of these buildings, are advised to stay
at least 20 feet away from the entrances.
Statistics favor states with primary seat belt law
Motor vehicle occupants have a 17 percent greater
chance of being killed if they are in a crash in
a state with a secondary enforcement seat belt law
than in a state with a stronger primary enforcement
law. That the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration
made assessment recently based on a study of crash
fatality data from 2000 to 2004.
Eisenhower's great-grandson to join Interstate convoy
1919, then-Lieutenant Colonel Dwight David Eisenhower
set out on a cross-country military convoy that
would someday reshape American life – through
the creation of the Interstate Highway System. To
celebrate the 50th anniversary of that system, the
former president’s great-grandson, Merrill
Eisenhower Atwater, will retrace the journey –this
time along Interstate 80.
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