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Brad StoddardDirector of the Michigan Public Safety Communications System (MPSCS) and the Statewide Interoperability Coordinator (SWIC)State of Michigan

Brad Stoddard serves as the director of the Office of Michigan’s Public Safety Communications System (MPSCS) and the Statewide Interoperability Coordinator (SWIC). His daily role includes administration of a statewide 800/700 MHz digital trunked radio communication network that spans 59,415 square miles and includes more than 273 radio towers and over 107,000 radios utilized by more than 2000 agencies. Under Stoddard’s direction, the internationally recognized statewide P25 network adheres to national standards to ensure a stable and secure framework for interoperable communications between local, state, federal, tribal and private first responders while also pushing the envelope to integrate and aide in the develop of new technologies that will leverage the existing statewide public safety communications investments. Michigan has been labeled as a pioneer in developing a statewide communications system that incorporates all levels of participation for interoperability and ranks as a leader in the nation for interoperability. The MPSCS has been used as a technical and business model for numerous other States and Countries as they look to follow on the lessons learned of this mature and trusted system. Board Membership: Michigan's Public Safety Communications Interoperability Board - Vice Chair; NCSWIC Vice Chair, FEMA Region 5 RECCWG Co-chair, NPSTC Executive Committee Committee Membership: NPSTC, NCSWIC, P25 Steering Committee, FEMA Region 5 RECCWG, Project 25 Technology Interest Group (PTIG)