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Richard Reed, Network Management and Operations Officer

Richard Reed

Network Management Officer

Mr. Richard Reed brings more than 30 years of government and industry experience in emergency communications to the FirstNet leadership team, and became CCO in June 2016. Rich joined FirstNet in early 2014 as the Director of State Plans. Prior to joining FirstNet, he was with the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Office of Emergency Communications, where Mr. Reed managed the office’s technical assistance branch. In his roles within both FirstNet and DHS, Mr. Reed worked directly with the first responder community to understand and address their needs. Mr. Reed also served in the U.S. Navy and Navy Reserves, with assignments in the Office of Naval Intelligence and White House Communications Agency, and holds a B.S. in Business Management from National Louis University.