Bill is a former senior fellow at the Manhattan Institute for Policy Research and the former director of Government Reform at the Reason Public Policy Institute, a Los Angeles-based think tank.
Prior to joining the Reason Foundation, Bill assisted reformers in Eastern Europe and the former Soviet Union with the transition to market economies. Bill graduated magna cum laude from the University of California at San Diego.
He is the 1996 winner of the prestigious Roe Award for leadership and innovation in public policy research. He also received the 2002 APEX award for excellence in business journalism.
Bill's book, Governing by Network, was the winner of the National Academy of Public Administration’s 2005 Louis Brownlow Award for the best book on public management. In addition, his book ,Revolution at the Roots, won the 1996 Sir Anthony Fisher Award for the book “making the greatest contribution to the understanding of the free economy during the past two years.”
He coined the terms “Government 2.0” and (with co-author Stephen Goldsmith) “Governing by Network” in his 2005 and 2006 books of the same names.