Alaska finds permanent CIO after months of upheaval

StateScoop: The state of Alaska appears to have settled on a permanent chief information officer after nearly a year of revolving-door leadership atop the state’s IT agency.

Bill Smith, a former U.S. Army official, started as CIO on Nov. 18, the state’s Office of Information Technology confirmed to StateScoop. He is at least the fifth person to lead the agency since the resignation last year of Bill Vajda, Alaska’s inaugural statewide CIO, who has since moved to Washington D.C. to serve as the IT chief for the U.S. Department of Interior.

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