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.
The State and Local Government Cybersecurity Act, which would provide more federal funding and resources to lower rungs of government, passed the Senate unanimously.
Tammy Roust, a former associate director of the U.S. Commodities and Futures Trading Commission, will take over the state government's data practice.
Andrell Bower, formerly the city's open data program coordinator, takes over as CDO, where she says issues like homelessness and infrastructure take precedence.
Redden, who had served in an acting capacity since the June departure of Jim Purcell, is Alabama's first permanent CIO and IT secretary in more than two…