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2018 Awards

IT Professional of the Year

Deb Fett awarded IT Professional of the YearDeb Fett,  CIO Ingham County -  Awarded IT Professional of the Year

The Mi-GMIS IT Professional of the Year Award recognizes an outstanding individual who advances and supports the use of technology within the government workplace to improve efficiencies and services, provides service to the IT community and contributes to professional organizations.

Deb Fett has more than 30 years of private-sector, education, and government sector experience in information technology, with a background built on strategy, management, networking, programming, and cybersecurity, she shares her talents not only Ingham County as their CIO, but also on the boards of several IT organizations including Mi-GMIS, Capital Area IT Council (CAITC) where she serves as Chairperson , and the Information Systems Security Association (ISSA) Lansing chapter where she serves as Vice President.

IT Project of the Year

Allegan County Awarded IT Project of the YearAllegan County awarded IT Project of the Year

Facing a very tight turn around window to deploy a new remote upload solution for election precincts across the County and further complicated with limited technology at each election location, the Information Services team rallied together to develop and implement something unique to this space. Utilizing Office 365, the Team built a secure elections SharePoint front-end solution with a OneDrive backend and trained all precinct clerks on how to safely upload their results. A custom discussion board and document folder was created to allow the County to quickly and conveniently send information back and forth with each precinct. As a completely device agnostic solution, the clerks can now upload their results from anywhere and are no longer restricted to their precincts, which many of them had Internet access and computer challenges anyway. Rather than increasing technology at each precinct (i.e. VPN client software, scripting, custom laptops, etc.) we have capitalized on existing technology and knowledge (Internet browsing). This has improved continuity of operations, increased efficiency, and ease for our customers. 

IT Security Project of the Year

City of Lansing awarded IT Security Project of the YearCity of Lansing - Awarded IT Security Project of the Year Award

City of Lansing Cyber Security Program City governments are highly visible targets for security threats including phishing, hackers and ransomware due to the information stored on their systems including personnel files and taxpayer returns listing addresses, birthdates, and social security numbers; all information used for identity theft. To proactively combat, avert attacks and minimize the impact if an attack should occur, the City of Lansing developed and deployed its first Cyber Security Program in 2016. The primary goal of the program is to monitor security incidents, automate actions to limit the effect of an intrusion and educate end users of risks. The City of Lansing since implementing this program has received top rankings from the BitSight Security Rate Platform.   

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Howell, MI  48844

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