Kyle S. Richardson serves as a public safety advisor for the First Responder Network Authority (FirstNet Authority), partnering with public safety in Iowa, Kansas, Missouri, Nebraska, and Ohio to operationalize public safety broadband communications. Before this, Kyle served on a detail with the U.S. Department of Homeland Security as a stakeholder engagement advisor with the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency. He has been with the FirstNet Authority since 2014, serving in various roles while contributing to the establishment of the agency and the development of the public-private partnership with AT&T. Before the FirstNet Authority, Kyle contributed to oversight of U.S. Department of Defense agencies while working as a contractor for the Department of the Inspector General.
Kyle served in the armed forces, with nearly seven years in the U.S. Air Force with the North Carolina National Guard. In this role, he conducted Modular Airborne Fire Fighting Systems missions and participated in hurricane relief efforts. The federal and state mission of the Guard allowed Kyle to collaborate with local, state, tribal, and federal emergency managers across the state and nation. He graduated in broadcast journalism from the Defense Information School, received his bachelor’s degree in sports/entertainment/event management from Johnson & Wales University, and has an associate degree in Air Transportation from the Community College of the Air Force.