Bill Vajda

CIO, Department of the Interior

CIO, Department of the Interior

Vajda has only been at the Department of the Interior for a few months, but he has a long track record as an IT leader in the public sector. His most recent government job was as Alaska’s first statewide CIO, where he worked on a rollout of a multimillion-dollar broadband project for the state’s far-flung areas. And Vajda is definitely not new to running an IT shop at a big federal agency: He was the Department of Education’s CIO in the late 2000s. His management experience also includes time as chief administrative officer for the city of Marquette, Michigan.

Benjamin Freed

Written by Benjamin Freed

Benjamin Freed is the managing editor of StateScoop and EdScoop, covering cybersecurity issues affecting state and local governments across the country. He has written extensively about ransomware, election security, and the federal government's role in assisting states, localities and higher education institutions with information security.

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