Patrick Flynn is a public sector security expert with more than 27 years' experience in the federal government and private sector. Flynn is currently Head, McAfee Advanced Programs Group, and previously served in similar roles at Northrop Grumman and General Dynamics. Flynn's public sector experience includes work at the U.S. Department of Homeland Security as the Director of Communications of the Joint Wireless Program Office. He also served as Assistant Chief of the CBP Office of Border Patrol. Prior to that role he served as a U.S. Border Patrol Agent. Flynn is retired from the U.S. Naval Reserve, Office of Naval Intelligence, and was awarded a Bronze Star for his service in Operation Enduring Freedom in Afghanistan. He formally, served on the both President Obama and Trump’s National Security Telecommunications Advisory Council. Flynn holds a B.S. in the Administration of Criminal Justice.

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Intelligence in the Enterprise

Intelligence became an integral military discipline centuries ago. More recently, this practice evolved into what is called Intelligence Preparation of the Battlefield, or IPB. In both military and civilian agencies, the discipline uses information collection followed by analysis to provide guidance and direction to operators making tactical or organizational decisions. Used strategically, this type ...


Why security is critical to the development and continued success of FirstNet

Urgent Communications recently recapped a panel discussion on the security challenges of FirstNet, the prospective nationwide wireless broadband network dedicated to first responders for which proposals are due May 31. As I read through Donny Jackson’s piece, which summarized the expert panel at the March International Wireless Communication Expo (IWCE) ...

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FirstNet Enabled Devices for First Responders Set to Revolutionize Public Safety Landscape

As French safety officials pieced together information following the attacks in Paris at the hands of ISIS, there’s no doubt they meticulously tracked witnesses interviewed, items recovered from the crime scenes and other helpful notes for the ensuing investigation. While the U.S. has robust security practices, often local police are ...

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