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Richard TenneySenior Advisor, Public Safety CybersecurityCybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA)

Dick Tenney serves as Senior Advisor, Public Safety Cybersecurity to the Executive Assistant Director, CISA Emergency Communications Division. Since 2009, he has managed technical assistance and strategic planning for emergency communications for 56 states and territories. In collaboration with other CISA elements, has led technical assistance efforts to support awareness and education of Public Safety Answering Points (PSAPs) and 9-1-1 functions about cyber threats to their operations, especially ransomware. Prior to joining DHS, Tenney was private sector executive for IT and telecommunications consulting in Northern Virginia. He also served in the USAF as a special agent/counterintelligence officer. He holds degrees from Georgetown University, University of Maryland, and Troy University.