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William Schrier

Senior Advisor

First Responder Network Authority (FirstNet)


Bill Schrier is senior advisor to the First Responder Network Authority (FirstNet) where he advises on the development of apps, products and services needed by public safety responders.

Schrier’s previous experience includes serving as the Chief Information Officer (CIO) for the Seattle Police Department, senior policy advisor in the State of Washington’s Office of the Chief Information Officer (OCIO) and as Chief Technology Officer (CTO) for the City of Seattle.

He chaired the Washington State Interoperability Executive Committee from 2013 to 2016, which oversees public safety radio networks in the State of Washington.  He also served as Washington’s State Point of Contact for FirstNet, a nationwide $7 billion effort to build a wireless 4G mobile network for first responders and other public safety agencies.

As CIO for the Seattle Police Department, Schrier oversaw a staff and program to build, operate and maintain technology systems which support this municipal public safety agency of 1350 sworn officers and 2000 total employees.

As CTO for the City of Seattle from 2003 to 2012, Schrier managed a department of 220 professionals and a $59 million budget supporting the technology needs of the municipal government of the City of Seattle.

Schrier holds a Masters of Public Administration (MPA) degree from the University of Washington (Seattle) and a Bachelor of Science (B.S.) in Physics and Math.  Schrier is a retired officer with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.

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