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This week we are talking communications with First Net. You may have heard of this partnership between the FCC and ATT to provide priority cell and other communications avenues to first responders and other public safety professionals, however, do you know how it works and why? Well we are about to find out. Guest Bio David Buchanan David Buchanan is the Executive Director of Public Safety Advocacy (PSA) for the First Responder Network Authority. Dave leads the PSA Division, including planning and execution of all engagements, consultation and outreach to local, state, Tribal and Federal public safety personnel and entities. Dave started at FirstNet in 2013 as the Director of Consultation. He was amongst the first ten employees hired and designed and executed the state consultation program, resulting in 56 states and territories opting-in to FirstNet in 2017. Dave has more than 25 years of Executive and Legislative branch experience, with an expertise in communications, strategic planning, program management, public affairs and public advocacy campaigns, and a focus on stakeholder collaboration and relationships. In particular, Dave has extensive contact and experience with public safety agencies and executives at the federal, state, local and tribal level. Since 1997, have lead programs, initiatives, and activities that are focused on supporting public safety and improving public safety communications. Prior to FirstNet, served as Deputy Director, Chief of Staff, and External Affairs Officer for the Office of Community Oriented Policing Services at DOJ, working to support the nation’s 18,000 state, local and tribal law enforcement agencies. Dave started his career on Capitol Hill, working for nearly 10 years for two members of Congress, serving as legislative director and director of two campaigns. Led effort to create the Congressional Law Enforcement Caucus and served as its first staff director. Aislynn Cannon Turner Aislynn Turner is a Senior Public Safety Advisor at the FirstNet Responder Network Authority. She began working in emergency management with the Los Angeles Emergency Management Department in 2011, where she wrote disaster plans and helped support ESF #2 (Communications) and planning operations. She continued this work with a homeland security consulting firm, Constant and Associates, until moving to Atlanta in early 2014, when she began working for Georgia Emergency Management Agency (GEMA) as their FirstNet Program Manager, just in time for Snowmageddon 2014. Since then, Aislynn has developed a passion for connecting responders through broadband communications and is excited about bringing FirstNet to public safety. She has an MPA from USC and a BA in Public Policy from Duke University. Related Shows https://sitchradio.com/ep-33-disaster-communications-zello/ https://sitchradio.com/emweekly-3-mass-communications-titan-hst/ https://sitchradio.com/technology-and-emergency-management/ Links LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/first-responder-network-authority/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/FirstNetGov Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/firstnetgov/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/firstnetgov/ Website: https://www.firstnet.gov/ Email: aislynn.turner@firstnet.gov Advertisers Titan HST https://www.titanhst.com/ Emergency Managers Leadership Conference www.emlc.us EM Weekly Webinar Series 2019 https://sitchradio.com/our-shows/em-weekly/em-weekly-webinars/

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