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Bill Schrier
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Long Beach:  52% of all medic calls go to the same 10% of addresses.  The City partnered with +Code for America to build #AddressIQ  app to alert first responders and help callers with education -  http://www.govtech.com/dc/articles/Long-Beach-Curtails-911-Overuse-With-App.html
Civic hackers have teamed up with Long Beach officials to reduce the high number of 911 calls made by a small group of "super-users."
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We need a fair credit reporting act for personal information - just like you can see and challenge your credit report, you should be able to see and challenge what data private companies - search engines and data brokers - and governments - are collecting about you, and to challenge it if it is incorrect.  http://schrier.wordpress.com/2014/06/02/every-citizen-needs-a-data-dossier/
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"I'm building the very first nationwide wireless public safety broadband network" and how it is similar to "I'm helping to put a man on the moon."  http://schrier.wordpress.com/2014/05/22/mr-firstnet-comes-to-the-other-washington/
Ed Parkinson, Director of Government Affairs for the First Responder Network Authority, visited Washington State (“the other Washington”) and Oregon this week.  Mr. Parkinson met with senior offici...
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FCC Chair Tom Wheeler tells a cable industry group that the FCC will invalidate state laws which prohibit the construction of municipal broadband networks: 
But can the FCC preempt all 20 state laws that limit public broadband?
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Taxpayer Return on Investment (ROI): in which states do taxpayers get the best services in return for their taxes? Study by the Wall Street Journal's marketwatch. Best: Wyoming, Alaska, South Dakota, Washington State (yeah!).  Worst: Mississippi (bottom of almost every list about anything I've seen), Kentucky, Alabama, California - http://www.marketwatch.com/story/10-states-where-taxpayers-get-best-bang-for-the-buck-2014-04-22
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FirstNet Moves into First Gear - with a new website and other announcements this week, the First Responder Network Authority, charged with building a nationwide $7 billion public safety wireless broadband network, appears to be moving forward - http://ow.ly/uuImO
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Well, just as we did at the City - we'll give you the benefit of you're experience and follow where you lead. Please let us know if and when we can be helpful.
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Is #FirstNet  stalled?
My short answer is "no" but my longer answer is "maybe".
http://schrier.wordpress.com/2014/02/22/is-firstnet-stalled/ 
The short answer is no.   The longer answer:  maybe. Today, February 22nd, is the second anniversary of the Spectrum Act.  Congress passed that law on February 22, 2012.    It created the First Res...
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We are alone.
There's been a bit of press lately about whether other intelligent life exists in the universe.   Most notably the cover of the July, 2014, National Geographic asks "Is Anybody Out There? Life Beyond Earth". My answer:  nope,...
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Yes, and our recent history seems to indicate our technology is outrunning our ability to control it and manage it.  Just take biological research as one example.  I'm sure we'll be modifying bacteria and viruses and other microorganisms.  undoubtedly some of those modifications will have unintended consequences (kinda like introducing asian carp or kudzu or other invasive speeches).  Then poof, the whole race could be gone.
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70 spacecraft, including rovers, modules, and crashed orbiters; 12 pairs of boots; 2 golf balls; an assortment of empty packages of space food; TV cameras; various hammers, tongs, rakes, and shovels; backpacks; insulating blankets; utility towels; used wet wipes; discarded personal hygiene kits; and 96 bags containing the urine, feces, and vomit of departed astronauts.
(A list of what we've left on the moon.)  
Soon to be added:   advertisements for a powdered soft drink.
http://www.nextgov.com/emerging-tech/2014/05/were-now-putting-ads-moon/84595/
A beverage company is soon to put some sports drink on the lunar surface.
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A kitchen sink may just show up one day
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Pope Francis Today Pope John Paul II is canonized a saint in the Catholic Church.  That means the Church believes he is in heaven with our Heavenly Father and all the other saints. But the Thomas P. Doyle of the National Cath...
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Responders and emergency managers could embrace a variety of apps to improve response to disasters such as the Oso Mudslide which has already 17 lives with many more missing.  Crosscut:  http://crosscut.com/2014/03/28/technology/119388/washington-mudslide-disaster-response-apps/
There's no going back to prevent the Oso disaster, but we can use technology to improve our response to future disasters. Here's how.
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Why Google Fiber @broadband will never come to Seattle - the "Seattle process" and bureaucracy stand squarely in the way - http://crosscut.com/2014/03/04/business/118993/google-fiber-never-come-seattle-broadband-internet/
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CIO and CTO (Chief Technology Officer)
Employment
  • State of Washington
    Office of the CIO, present
    FirstNet point of contact for the state of Washington. Active in a variety of other IT activities relating to city, county and state government.
  • City of Seattle
    CTO, 2003 - 2012
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Currently
Seattle
Previously
Traer, Iowa - Madison, Wisconsin - Dubuque, Iowa
Story
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A Seattle citizen looking to change government with technology.
Introduction

Father, husband, 'anpa (Grandpa), Chief Geek, citizen-scientist, living in West Seattle in the "other Washington".  Interested in FirstNet, social media, open data, the internet of things and other technology to improvement government.

 

Bragging rights
Nothing to brag about; lots to be thankful for.
Education
  • Hard Knocks
    Management, budget, relationships, 2003 - present
  • University of Washington, Seattle
    Public Administration MPA, 1998 - 2001
  • Loras College, Dubuque, Iowa
    Physics, Math
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