Bill Schrier is the Chief Technology Officer (CTO) for the City of Seattle and director of the City’s Department of Information Technology (DoIT), reporting directly to Mayor Michael McGinn. Seattle has a population of about 600,000 residents and a City government of about 11,000 employees. DoIT has 195 full-time employees and a budget of $49 million. Approximately 450 employees work in information technology units throughout City government.
As CTO, Schrier is responsible to set standards and policies governing the use of information technology in City government. As Director of DoIT, Schrier responsibilities include the city’s data center, computing services, information security, web site, municipal television station, community technology, electronic mail system, 800 MHz trunked public safety radio system, telephone network, and data communications network.
The City of Seattle’s website www.seattle.gov, television station and technology projects have won a number of local and national awards, including “Best of the Web City Portal” in 2001 and 2006 and NATOA’s “Excellence in Government Programming” in 2007, 2008, and 2010 for the Seattle Channel.
Schrier was named one of Government Technology’s 25 Doers, Dreamers and Drivers in 2008 (www.govtech.com/gt/articles/268508), and a Computerworld Premier 100 Leader for 2010 (www.computerworld.com/spring/p100/detail/279). He’s been honored as a fellow of the Public Safety Foundation of America (2010) and the Public Technology Institute (2010). He writes a blog about the intersection of information technology and government, how they sometimes collide but often influence and change each other. It can be found at www.digitalcommunitiesblogs.com/CCIO/ . He tweets at www.twitter.com/billschrier
Schrier is a retired officer with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. He holds a Masters in Public Administration from the University of Washington.
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