Utah lawmakers, this week, have received a $1.6-million funding request -- from the State Department of Technology Services -- to better protect personal data.

Mark VanOrden, with the department, says a recent, independent audit of  several state computer systems, showed a variety of weaknesses.

I lawmakers approve the funding request, the Technology Services Department plans to have independent auditors review state computer systems, ever other year, to ensure personal information is as secure as possible.