Company/Employment: AT&T’s Mission Critical Solutions Team
Bio: Mike Barney is a Regional Director for AT&T’s Mission Critical Solutions Team, providing solution insight and direct support to Public Safety professionals for LMR, Interoperability and broadband communications needs. Prior to joining AT&T, Mr. Barney provided leadership and technical insight at Kodiak Networks, Motorola/GD, and at the State of Texas during the formative years of FirstNet, developing strategies, position papers, education programs and plans for state and local stakeholders, preparing the way for FirstNet in the state. Mr. Barney’s four+ decades of innovation provided solutions in the fields of Public Safety, Homeland Security, intelligence, and diplomatic communications, including developing a secure communications system for heads-of-state, developing the first communications interoperability gateway and co-creating Modern Steganography. He holds a bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering and a Masters in Homeland Security with Honors, focused on disaster communications, holds one US patent and is a proud grandfather.