Gov. Laura Kelly today congratulated the Office of Information Technology Services (ILO) and Dr. DeAngela Burns-Wallace, head of information technology and secretary of administration, for winning two national awards related to cybersecurity and IT leadership.
“Congratulations to the Office of Information Technology and Dr. DeAngela Burns-Wallace for receiving these two prestigious awards,” Said Governor Kelly. “From modernizing and improving Kansas’ IT infrastructure, providing better service to our agencies, and focusing on cybersecurity, Dr. Burns-Wallace is truly a national leader in IT thinking; Kansas is fortunate to to have it “.
OITS and Dr. Burns-Wallace will receive the following awards:
- CSO50 2021 Award that recognizes the work of ILOs in centralized control
- StateScoop 50 2021 Award to Secretary DeAngela Burns-Wallace, Director of Information Technology for the Executive Branch, for State Leadership of the Year
The implementation of the centralized control system helps the ILO to collect data from state agencies, which promotes a holistic company-wide approach to cybersecurity.
Dr. Burns-Wallace is the StateScoop 50 Award for State Leadership of the Year. Since joining the State of Kansas as the CITO executive branch in 2019, Dr. Burns-Wallace has managed to establish a good working relationship with state agencies and the legislature, as well as ensure Kansas State’s acceptance of the National Governor’s Association’s 2021 Academy policy to advance cybersecurity throughout the state.
The ILO will receive its award at the CSO50 Conference + Awards, from 16 to 18 November. StateScoop winners will be virtually honored with question and answer interviews posted on StateScoop.