Scoop News Group tenth annual awards recognize “the most influential people in the state government community and the most innovative projects that advance services and solutions for residents,” and the awards were presented in conjunction with the National Association of State Chief Information Officers (NASCIO)’ midyear conference in National Harbor, Maryland. State Scoop narrowed the list to nearly 200 finalists from hundreds of nominations, and readers cast more than three million votes to select the 50 winners.
DIR’s winners include:
Lisa Jammer, DIR’s Chief People and Culture Officer, received a State Leadership of the Year Award. State Scoop states,” As the Chief People and Culture Officer at the Texas Department of Information Resources (DIR), Lisa Jammer is committed to ensuring that the state’s technology agency takes an innovative approach to IT workforce recruitment and retention. In January 2023, DIR was recognized as a top employer of Texas veterans and as a national Top Place to Work based on employee feedback for the second consecutive year. Additionally, 50 percent of DIR’s new hires are women—putting DIR way ahead of the private sector technology workforce.”
Regional Security Operations Center (RSOC) received a State IT Innovation of the Year Award. In 2022, DIR partnered with Texas’ Angelo State University to operate the pilot RSOC to provide Texas local government entities with cybersecurity support. State Scoop writes, “The first of its kind in the nation, the RSOC offers security monitoring, alerting, guidance, training, and protection to help customers prevent and recover rapidly from cybersecurity incidents. University students can work at the RSOC and receive hands-on experience, strengthening the cybersecurity workforce of tomorrow. In 2023, DIR plans to add two more RSOCs at the University of Texas in Austin and in the Rio Grande Valley.”
The full list of winners is available at: https://statescoop.com/list/announcing-the-2022-statescoop-50-awards-wi…