MVA Web Filter Waiver Process
MVA DAS-IT completes the web waivers for Department of Military & Veterans Affairs staff. If you need a web filter waiver, please complete the following steps:
- Step 1: Download the Web Filter Waiver here
- Step 2: Complete the form according to instructions and collect the appropriate signatures.
- Step 3: Scan completed form with signatures and email to DAS-IT.
Important: The web filter affects your access to a category of websites. When you encounter a blocked site, please note the category that is listed and check the box for that category on the web filter waiver form.
When you activate your waiver to access a site, that activation will expire every year on dec 31st
Why is this required?
The State of Alaska prevents users of the state network from reaching certain Internet sites, as indicated in State of Alaska Information Security policy (ISP-166, pdf, internal):
The SOA monitors and filters all web based traffic to the internet for non-business related material and malicious content to conserve bandwidth, to minimize the cost of conducting SOA business and to provide security to the SOA networks and assets which contain sensitive and/or confidential information.
Staff who have a business need to reach these site can use the waiver process to continue doing business.