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T.J. Kennedy, Acting General Manager, First Responder Network Authority

Nearly every week, it seems like a local or national security event occurs requiring multiple agency response. A challenge for first responders has been communications among agencies. FirstNet, which bills itself as the first responder network authority, has the job of deploying and operating a nationwide public safety broadband network to help foster interoperable communications. T.J. Kennedy, acting general manager of the First Responder Network Authority, joined Tom Temin on the Federal Drive with a progress report.

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Monday - 09/29/2014, 10:29am EDT

TJ Kennedy, Deputy General Manager, First Responder Network Authority

The time it takes for emergency personnel to respond to a crisis is crucial. And as we witnessed in the Navy Yard shootings, the miscommunication between law enforcement and emergency personnel can slow efforts to get things under control. The First Responder Network Authority is planning to build an interoperable wireless network for federal, state and local first responders. TJ Kennedy, the deputy general manager for FirstNet, told Federal Drive hosts Tom Temin and Emily Kopp how the network came to be.

Tags: TJ Kennedy , Federal Drive , Tom Temin , Emily Kopp

Thursday - 05/01/2014, 10:25am EDT