Jim Lundsted can only tell you “some” of what he does. The Department of Homeland Security created the Office of Emergency Communications (OEC) that works with federal agencies, states, major urban areas and tribal governments to address “interoperability” of first responder communications. Jim reports back to Congress and the states about best practices, communication gaps, shortfalls and targets; and he provides technical assistance and training.
Jim retired from the State of Missouri having served 25 years with the Highway Patrol, seven years with the Department of Conservation, and nearly two years with the Department of Public Safety. He served in the military and started his post-military work with the Boone County Sheriff, which started me on my career path.
Although much of what Jim does is not classified, the information he has access to and uses is “public safety sensitive.” As a result, he has to be careful about what information he shares about himself online. Jim reports: "I am watching the plans for the reunion come together and plan on attending."
Makes you wonder "how" he's watching our plans, doesn't it?