Bill Smith

State CIOs eye satellite internet, chatbots, automation tools


Satellite internet systems could be a cheaper solution to the digital divide, particularly in rural states, top technology officials said.

Pandemic was a test for states’ IT preparedness, says Alaska CIO


Alaska Chief Information Officer Bill Smith said he’s treating the rush to remote work as a case study in emergency preparedness.

Alaska finds permanent CIO after months of upheaval


Bill Smith, a former Army official and military contractor, was hired Nov. 18, after a year in which the state shuffled through four other chief information officers.