Senior Vice President of Academic Programs and Research Jamie Barnett, Jr., RDML USNR (Ret.), recently served in an IPA assignment as Chief of the Federal Communications Commission's Public Safety and Homeland Security Bureau (PSHSB). At the FCC, RDML Barnett was active in promoting cybersecurity initiatives and advancing emergency communications capabilities, and he remains an advocate for strengthening those capabilities. In an interview with Bloomberg News, he noted that federal regulators' decision to freeze funds for upgrading emergency communications systems could result in serious security gaps when the President visits the Democratic National Convention. Click here to read the story in full.