Kansas Office of IT Services wins national recognition

TOPEKA, Kan. (WIBW) – The Kansas Office of Information Technology and its Chief Information Technology Officer will be honored with national awards for their leadership throughout 2020.

Governor Laura Kelly says she wants to offer her congratulations to the Kansas Office of Information Technology and Dr. DeAngela Burns-Wallace, chief information technology officer and secretary of administration, for winning two national awards for cybersecurity and IT leadership.

“Congratulations to the Office of Information Technology and Dr. DeAngela Burns-Wallace on receiving these two prestigious awards,” said Governor Laura Kelly. “From modernizing and improving Kansas’s IT infrastructure, providing better service to our agencies, and focusing on cybersecurity, Dr. Burns-Wallace truly is a national thought-leader on IT – Kansas is lucky to have her.”

According to Gov. Kelly, OITS and Dr. Burns-Wallace will be honored with the following awards:

  • 2021 CSO50 Award recognizing the work of OITS on centralized monitoring
  • 2021 StateScoop 50 Award recognizing Secretary DeAngela Burns-Wallace, Executive Branch Chief Information Technology Officer, for State Leadership of the Year

Gov. Kelly said implementation of the centralized monitoring system helps OITS collect information from state agencies, promoting a holistic, enterprise-wide approach to cybersecurity.

According to the Kansas Governor, Dr. Burns-Wallace will receive the StateScoop 50 Award State Leadership of the Year. She said since joining CITO in 2019, Dr. Burns-Wallace has built a good working relationship with state agencies and the legislature, as well as securing the acceptance of the State of Kansas into the National Governor’s Association 2021 Policy Academy to advance whole-of-state cybersecurity.

Gov. Kelly said the department will be presented the award at the CSO50 Conference + Awards from Nov. 16-18. She said StateScoop winners will be honored virtually with interviews released on StateScoop.

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