FirstNet Blogs

Meet the FirstNet Technical Support Team

Ali Afrashteh, FirstNet CTO
May 30, 2014

Guest Blog Post by Ali Afrashteh, Chief Technical Officer
Yesterday we profiled the new Deputy Chief Technical Officer Jeff Bratcher and our plans for managing and overseeing the technical and engineering teams that are supporting the successful deployment of a nationwide public safety broadband network. Today, we are happy to introduce some of the technical contractors that are supporting the FirstNet CTO office.

On The Road: Association of California Cities – Orange County 2014 Infrastructure Summit

2014 City Infrastructure Summit
May 30, 2014

Guest Blog post by Ed Parkinson, Director of Government Affairs for FirstNet
had the opportunity to speak yesterday on a panel at the Association of California Cities – Orange County 2014 Infrastructure Summit. The theme of this year's event was "Strategic Innovation, Renewed Investment," and it was attended by about 200 elected officials, city staff, and business and non-profit leaders from throughout the Southern California region.

The FirstNet Team: Adding Top Technical Talent to the Team

Jeff Bratcher, FirstNet Deputy Chief Technical Officer (DCTO)
May 29, 2014

Jeff Bratcher brings a deep background of both private and public sector communications technical experience to the FirstNet team. That’s why we are pleased that he has joined FirstNet as the Deputy Chief Technical Officer (DCTO).

A Message from the FirstNet Chairwoman

Sue Swenson, FirstNet Chairwoman
May 28, 2014

By Sue Swenson, FirstNet Chairwoman
I would like to start by thanking Sam Ginn for his service, leadership, and strategic vision during a pivotal time in the First Responder Network Authority’s history. During Sam’s chairmanship, we have assembled an accomplished management team and staff that are enthusiastic and fully committed to our mission of building a nationwide broadband network dedicated to public safety.

National Hurricane Preparedness Week, 2014

National Hurricane Preparedness Week
May 27, 2014

May 25 – May 31 marks National Hurricane Preparedness Week. The goal of this week is to facilitate information sharing throughout the nation about hurricane preparedness and response to help save lives and protect communities.


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