Byrne leaves DHS for Microsoft

Byrne leaves DHS for Microsoft

Microsoft Corp. has hired another Homeland Security Department official for its team headed by Tom Richey, Microsoft Federal's director of homeland security [see Richey interview in Nov. 24 issue of GCN].

Michael Byrne will take the new Microsoft Federal post of director of justice and public safety on Dec. 1. Byrne has worked since February in the DHS Office of National Capital Region Coordination as liaison with federal, state and local governments. In his new position, he will help mayors, police chiefs and other first responders close the technology gaps in record-keeping systems and databases.

Curt Kolcun, Microsoft Federal's general manager, said Byrne's arrival 'completes our homeland security capabilities for responding to the national challenge of seamless collaboration and communication.'

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