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Mike Barney, Principal Architect, Mission Critical Solutions, FirstNet Built with AT&T
Mike Barney is a Principal Architect with the Mission Critical Solutions Team on the FirstNet Program at AT&T. He provides solution insight and direct support to public safety professionals for LMR, Interoperability and broadband communications needs. Prior to joining AT&T, Mr. Barney provided leadership and technical insight at Kodiak Networks, Motorola/GD, and at the State of Texas during the formative years of FirstNet, developing strategies, position papers, education programs and plans for state and local stakeholders, preparing the way for FirstNet in the state. Mr. Barney’s 4+ decades of innovation provided solutions in the fields of public safety, homeland security, intelligence and diplomatic communications ¬– including developing a secure communications system for heads-of-state, developing the first communications interoperability gateway and co-creating Modern Steganography. He holds a bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering and a Masters in Homeland Security with Honors, focused on disaster communications. He also holds one U.S. patent and is a proud grandfather.