Governor Laura Kelly today congratulated the Office of Information Technology Services (OITS) and Dr. DeAngela Burns-Wallace, Chief Information Technology Officer and Secretary of Administration, on winning two national awards for cybersecurity and IT leadership.
“Congratulations to the Office of Information Technology and Dr. DeAngela Burns-Wallace on these two prestigious awards. ” Governor Kelly said. “By modernizing and improving Kansas’s IT infrastructure, providing better service to our agencies and focusing on cybersecurity, Dr. Burns-Wallace is truly a national IT thought leader – Kansas is fortunate to have her. “
OITS and Dr. Burns-Wallace received the following awards:
- 2021 CSO50 Award to recognize OITS ‘work on centralized surveillance
- 2021 StateScoop 50 Award to recognize Secretary of State DeAngela Burns-Wallace, Chief Information Technology Officer of the Executive Branch, for Government of the Year
The implementation of the centralized surveillance system helps OITS collect data from government agencies, promoting a holistic, enterprise-wide approach to cybersecurity.
Dr. Burns-Wallace is the recipient of the StateScoop 50 State Leadership of the Year award. Since Dr. Burns-Wallace joined the state of Kansas in 2019 as Executive Branch CITO, has managed to build a good working relationship with state agencies and lawmakers to ensure that the state of Kansas is included in the National Governor’s Association guideline for the 2021 Academy for the Advancement of State Cybersecurity .
OITS will receive its award at the CSO50 Conference + Awards from November 16-18. StateScoop winners will be honored virtually with Q&A interviews published on StateScoop.