The Systems group is responsible for installing, programming and maintaining physical security and electronic security systems such as Keykeeper key boxes, access control doors and alarm systems. These systems are currently installed and monitored in the casino, hotel, Slot Palace, bingo, Public Interface (Black Elk building), court, police and fire departments, Tribal Operations, Ziibiwing, Residential Treatment Center, Social Services, Member Services and Nimkee Clinic buildings.
The Systems group works with Casino Security and Tribal Dispatch on alarm monitoring systems proactively searching for and resolving potential weaknesses and problem areas with the Tribe's security systems. This group is also responsible for administering access control card holder records and supports the ID Badge printers that are used to produce badges for our 4000+ card holders.
An organization the size and complexity of the Saginaw Chippewa Indian Tribe must be able to communicate and process large amounts of information quickly, accurately and in safe and secure manners. The maintenance of safe and secure communications is vital to the Tribe. The job of maintaining the security of the Tribe’s data resources is the responsibility of the Security group within the Information Technology department.
The goal of the Security group is to see to it that information is always available to those that need it, and is never available to those that do not. To this end, the Tribe maintains a state-of-the-art communications and information network. Included in this network is high speed access to the Internet.
All this combines to create an ever-changing landscape with numerous challenges. Through the use of technology, IT Security is able to mitigate these challenges and allow the safe and controlled flow of information throughout the Tribal network.
The network group is responsible for designing, building and maintaining both the logical and physical tribal networks used by most computer related devices and many vital systems, such as e-mail, file and print services, data backup and recovery, and computer user login accounts. All of these systems help facilitate fast and efficient forms of communication for the Saginaw Chippewa Indian Tribe and Soaring Eagle Casino & Resort.
The Network group services approximately 1200 computer user accounts, 1400 computer workstations, 60 servers, 800 Internet user accounts and 1000 e-mail accounts. Always looking for potential ways to better serve our end users, the Network group is constantly researching and testing new systems in ways to improve upon our current systems and maintain cutting edge technologies.