Michael Dunaway and Dean Skidmore - who represent the Public Safety Supercluster in National Institute of Standards and Technology's Global City Teams Challenge (GCTC) - call upon Cincinnati to formally join their collaborative efforts in improving public safety and resilience within smart connected communities.
Michael Dunaway is the Director for the National Incident Management Systems and Advanced Technologies (NIMSAT) Institute at the University of Louisiana at Lafayette and chairman of the Public Safety Supercluster for the NIST Global City Teams Challenge (GCTC). Previously, he served as Senior Director for Preparedness and Resilience Programs at the National Headquarters of the American Red Cross, and as Chief for Risk Management and Program Manager for Community Resilience in the Science & Technology Directorate, U.S. Department of Homeland Security. He holds a B.S. from the United States Naval Academy, M.A. in international relations from the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy, Tufts University, and Ph.D. in Systems Engineering from George Washington University. He is a certified Search & Rescue Technician with the DELMARVA SAR Group.
Dean is currently a Principal Consultant with the IOT+LTE Consulting group. In this role, Dean consults with clients in the Public Safety sector on technology areas of Mission Critical Communications, specifically in LMR and LTE, Internet of Things for Public Safety and Next Gen 9-1-1. Previously, Dean was with Motorola Solutions for 9 years working as a distinguished member of the technical staff (DMTS) and as a cross system architect for LTE/LMR/IOT Public Safety Solutions both within the Israel and Canada. Prior to working with Motorola Solutions, he worked for IBM in a number of roles as a telecommunications consultant, Global Telecom Solution Architect and Software Product Manager both within Europe and United States. He has also served as a member of the Board of Directors for an Industry Forum called the ATM Forum.
Dean is also a member of the National Public Safety Telecommunications Council (NPSTC), where he is the Vice Chair of the Public Safety IoT workgroup. Furthermore, Dean is also a Co-Chair of the GCTC Public Safety Super Cluster (PSSC) where he is one of the authors of the Public Safety Blueprint and Smart Public Safety Solution offering.
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