Chief Executive Officer

August 23, 2022

Are you a dynamic leader with a proven track record of building coalitions and advancing growth? If so, we’d like to learn more about you and your interest in this career-defining position.
The First Responder Network Authority (FirstNet Authority) is seeking a Chief Executive Officer (CEO) who will be responsible for shaping the technology and the reinvestment strategy for FirstNet, the Nationwide Public Safety Broadband Network (NPSBN).

The CEO must have proven business acumen, tenacity, the ability to advocate for the mission, and impeccable communication skills to lead this extraordinary organization and foster a culture of trust and understanding.
After our nation was attacked on September 11, 2001, the public safety community worked diligently with Congress to pass legislation establishing a single nationwide network for first responders. In 2012, the FirstNet Authority was established, and in 2018, the initial five-year build-out of the FirstNet network was launched as the result of a first-of-its-kind private-public partnership with AT&T.

With FirstNet, public safety gets a dedicated “fast lane” that provides highly secure communications every day and for every emergency. FirstNet delivers specialized features to public safety, such as priority access, preemption, more network capacity, and a resilient, hardened connection. The network also includes devices and app ecosystems that connect first responders to innovative, life-saving technologies.

FirstNet is modernizing public safety communications to allow for improved response times and outcomes for first responders from coast-to-coast, in rural and urban areas, inland, and on borders, leading to safer and more secure communities.

The FirstNet Authority is responsible for overseeing the partnership with AT&T, engaging with public safety to ensure FirstNet continues to meet the need of the communities it serves, and investing back into the network to evolve it for America’s first responders.

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