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e.Republic Senior Vice President Teri Takai Receives Public Safety Leadership Award

Teri Takai is introduced with the 2023 Chief Harlin R. McEwen Award

Public service trailblazer acknowledged for her vital contributions to the development of broadband communications for public security

SACRAMENTO, CALIFORNIA, UNITED STATES, July 5, 2023/ — e.Republic is happy to announce that Teri Takai, Senior Vice President of the Middle for Digital Authorities, has been awarded the celebrated Chief Harlin R. McEwen Public Safety Broadband Communications Award for her outstanding management and vital contributions to the development of broadband communications for public security.

The award was introduced by Chief Harlin R. McEwen (ret.) and leaders of the First Responder Community Authority (FirstNet Authority) in the course of the 5×5: The Public Safety Innovation Summit.

This nationwide convention serves as a collaborative platform for technologists, researchers, builders, and public security personnel to alternate progressive options and concepts to advance public security communications.

The award was established to honor Chief McEwen’s influential position within the creation of FirstNet, the nationwide public security broadband community, and is given to a person who demonstrates the spirit of service, dedication, and dedication to advancing communications for first responders.

“It’s really an honor to obtain this award,” mentioned Takai. “Each day first responders run towards hazard. Their life-saving mission is admirable, and dependable communications must be one of many primary foundations that assists them with their mission. The FirstNet Authority is making this a actuality for public security companies nationwide, and I’m proud to have performed a component on this historic journey.”

Takai has had a trailblazing and impactful profession in public service. She served because the Chief Data Officer (CIO) for the State of Michigan, the State of California and the U.S. Division of Protection, marking her as the primary lady appointed to this position.

“Teri Takai’s robust management guided the FirstNet Authority Board in moments that had been pivotal to the success of FirstNet,” mentioned FirstNet Authority Board Chair and Hearth Chief Richard Carrizzo. “Her strategic experience in authorities IT and administration helped information the FirstNet Authority via important milestones—from the award of the Nationwide Public Safety Broadband Community contract to the preliminary deployment of FirstNet. We’d not be the place we’re in the present day with out her extraordinary service. Teri was instrumental in bringing public security’s imaginative and prescient to life.”

In 2012, the US Secretary of Commerce appointed Takai to serve on the inaugural FirstNet Authority Board. The board was answerable for establishing FirstNet, the nationwide public security broadband community (NPSBN). Takai went on to turn into the Board’s longest serving member, enjoying a important position in governance, personnel, and public security advocacy committees till 2019.

Earlier than her tenure as Michigan’s CIO, Takai served Ford Motor Firm for 30 years in numerous roles, together with international software improvement and data know-how strategic planning.

Immediately, Takai is Senior Vice President of the Middle for Digital Authorities, a nationwide analysis and advisory institute on info know-how insurance policies and greatest practices in state and native authorities. The Middle for Digital Authorities is a division of e.Republic.

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Concerning the First Responder Community Authority

The FirstNet Authority is an impartial entity throughout the U.S. Division of Commerce’s Nationwide Telecommunications and Data Administration (NTIA). Created in 2012, its mission is to make sure the constructing, deployment, and operation of the nationwide broadband community that equips first responders to avoid wasting lives and defend U.S. communities. Be taught extra at

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