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Combating Cyber Crime

Posted on: May 25th, 2017

In recent years, with the introduction of new internet-based technologies, cyber crime has grown at a rapid pace throughout the United States. Since combating cyber crime has traditionally been seen as an FBI responsibility, state agencies have not regularly taken on the responsibility. However, since it’s adoption in 2012, our own Utah Department of Public Safety’s Cyber Crimes Unit has broken […]

Governor’s Award for Excellence Ceremony 2017

Posted on: May 16th, 2017

Utah is a place where people serve. There are many people employed in this great state, but those who keep it running are called public servants. They serve to maintain success, and strive to make life better for every citizen. Each state employee hopes to do well at their job, and few of them seek […]

6th Annual Utah Governor’s Energy Development Summit

Posted on: May 8th, 2017

“Utah is committed to investing in the future, including establishing Utah as the Crossroads of the West and the nation for energy innovation and development.” – Governor Gary R. Herbert Governor Gary R. Herbert kicked off the sixth annual Utah Energy Development Summit: The Crossroads of Innovation, May 3-4, 2017 at the Grand America Hotel. […]

Governor signs bills to increase education funding, support for teachers

Posted on: March 29th, 2017

Governor Gary R. Herbert signed three key bills to increase education funding and support for teachers alongside middle school students, school administrators and legislators Wednesday morning. “I am proud to sign these bills today to show our appreciation for the wonderful work our teachers do and to provide a significant investment in Utah schools, which […]

Governor announces Talent Ready Utah grant program and executive board

Posted on: March 21st, 2017

Governor Gary R. Herbert announced on Thursday the first steps for Talent Ready Utah, a new initiative aimed to help meet his goal of filling 40,000 new high-skill, high-paying jobs in Utah over the next four years. A $2.1 million grant program will soon be made available to expand collaborative projects between industry and education […]

Utah receives top honors for government digitalization

Posted on: March 7th, 2017

Utah tied as the No. 1 state in the nation for government digitalization, according to a newly released study from the U.S. News and World Report. The ranking explores how governments use technology to serve their populations and measured how states use digital communication to streamline government operations and increase capacity. “Our state-led efforts to […]

Gov. Herbert declares Feb. 26–March 4 as Eating Disorder Awareness Week

Posted on: February 28th, 2017

To help Utahns affected by eating disorders find support and treatment options early on, Governor Gary R. Herbert has declared Feb. 26–March 4 as Utah Eating Disorders Awareness Week. “Too many people suffer from eating disorders, and it is critical that they find support early on to overcome these life-threatening conditions,” Gov. Herbert said. “This […]

Governor Herbert meets with President Trump at White House

Posted on: February 27th, 2017

Governor Gary R. Herbert met with President Donald Trump and Vice President Mike Pence at the White House on Monday during the National Governors Association (NGA) annual winter meetings held in Washington, D.C. The president led a discussion with 46 governors that focused on healthcare reforms, including steps to repeal and replace the Affordable Care […]

Public Land Management in the American West

Posted on: February 21st, 2017

The conversation about public land management in the American West continued Tuesday morning during an in-depth NPR segment featuring top officials from the Utah Governor’s Office, the Outdoor Industry Association and western historians. Click here to listen. Cody Stewart, Director of Federal Affairs for Governor Gary R. Herbert and Jessica Wahl, Government Affairs Manager for […]

Governor pens op-ed on Utah’s exceptional public lands

Posted on: February 15th, 2017

Gov. Gary R. Herbert wrote the following op-ed, published in the Salt Lake Tribune on Feb. 10, 2017. If you have followed the news and social media this week, you know the issue of public lands management has once again taken center stage in Utah. Obviously there are differences of opinion on this matter. But […]