Jason Porter has been named the Senior Vice President of the FirstNet program at AT&T. Porter comes to FirstNet from the role of Chief Data Officer and Senior Vice President for Strategic Planning for AT&T's Technology Operations, where he has been responsible for alignment of global network planning, prioritization of over half of AT&T's capital spend, design technology, talent enablement, program management across multiple technology domains, and the CDO's center of excellence for data science, AI, and automation.
"I'm honored to lead our FirstNet program and carry on the important responsibility of delivering public safety's vision for a dedicated, nationwide communications platform that's second to none. Serving our first responders through FirstNet isn't just a dream job for me, it's a calling, and I'm excited to take on this special mission," Porter said in a statement. He added that Sambar "has been instrumental in driving the success of FirstNet. His dedication, leadership and contributions have been invaluable to transforming the future of public safety communications, creating a solid foundation for FirstNet's continued success." Read more.