Formerly Chief Technology Officer for the District of Columbia government, Mr. LeGrande led the District's Land Mobile Radio (LMR) network upgrade and as a result the District of Columbia and National Capitol Region received the highest interoperability ratings offered by the Department of Homeland Security.
In addition, Mr LeGrande led the development of the nation's first two city-wide public safety 700MHz wireless networks. These networks were considered models for the nation and served as a test bed for how applications can be shared securely among public safety agencies and provided insight to key requirements and operational issues regarding PS broadband technology.
Mr. LeGrande resigned from the District of Columbia in 2007 and formed The Digital Decision, LLC. His firm is leveraging lessons learned in the District to deliver State and Local Public Safety 700MHz LTE network planning services. Services offered include, business modelling, requirements gathering, governance, MOA/MOU development, outreach and training, technical design, mobile App development, systems integration, as well as opt-in/opt-out decision planning.
He also continued to support public safety communications in the development of national 700 MHz broadband networks. In 2008 he appeared at the United States House of Representatives Committee on Homeland Security's hearing on "Interoperability in the Next Administration: Assessing the Derailed 700MHz D-Block Public Safety Spectrum Auction". More recently he represented the Association of Public Safety Communications Officials International at the FCC's "Technical Panel on 700 MHz Nationwide Interoperable Public Safety Wireless Broadband Network". Here he successfully debated the pros and cons of the public safety sections on the FCC's National Broadband Plan.