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FirstNet President TJ Kennedy to Step Down, Rejoin Private Sector

TJ Kennedy

T.J. Kennedy, president of the First Responder Network Authority, will depart his role by the end of the year and return to the private sector, Urgent Communications reported.

The report said Kennedy plans to continue working toward public safety communications goals after he leaves FirstNet.

“I’m not leaving this area, this industry and this technology at all. I’m going to just continue to help it in different ways than I did before,” he told Urgent Communications in an interview.

He joined the agency in August 2013 as deputy general manager and was promoted to general manager on an acting basis when Bill D’Agostino stepped down in April of the following year.

The FirstNet board appointed Kennedy to the president role in August 2015.

Prior to the agency, he served as director of Raytheon‘s public safety and security business area from November 2011 to July 2013 and held an eight-year career at Science Applications International Corp.

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