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America's Public Safety Network at 10 Years: A FirstNet Retrospective

Bill Schrier  (Public Safety Consultant, Seattle Police Department)

Edward Parkinson  (CEO, First Responder Network Authority)

Jeff Bratcher  (CTO, First Responder Network Authority)

TJ Kennedy  (President & CEO, Qumu)

Chief Harlin McEwen  (Former FirstNet PSAC Chair, Public Safety Communications Consultant)

Richard Carrizzo  (Board Vice Chairman, Board Vice Chairman, First Responder Network Authority, and Chief of Southern Platte Fire Protection District)

Jeff Johnson  (CEO, Western Fire Chiefs Association)

Location: Keynote Theater

Date: Wednesday, March 23

Time: 10:15 am - 11:30 am

Track: FirstNet

Format: Short Course

Vault Recording: TBD

In February 2012, Congress created the First Responder Network Authority, a federal government agency responsible for deploying, operating, and maintaining FirstNet, the nation's only public safety broadband network. During the past decade, this network went from a dream to a reality for first responders and is operational today supporting millions of users across the country. Join a discussion with various key contributors from the early days of lobbying Congress, to instrumental Board members, to the dedicated professionals in government and with the network partner, AT&T, who are tasked with ensuring the network supports public safety's needs every day. They will take you on the journey of this network and discuss how its mission is only just beginning to be fulfilled.


Learn the history of the FirstNet Authority and FirstNet

Understand the FirstNet Authority approach to this unique public private partnership

Gain insight about the FirstNet Authority's plan to ensure reinvestment back into the network provides real and tangible benefit to public safety today and in the future