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About Us

Rivada Networks is a leading designer, integrator and operator of wireless, interoperable public safety communications networks. We provide advanced communications solutions to the public safety community at local, state and federal levels.

Introduction from the CEO

Rivada Networks' technologies enable public safety agencies to retain absolute control over their own dedicated broadband networks, while enabling the generation of valuable revenues from unused capacity, when available. Following the events of 9/11 and Hurricane Katrina, Congress allocated dedicated radio spectrum in the 700 Mhz band, to US public safety. The legislation allows for non-priority access to the spectrum for competitive commercial users.

Rivada’s core technology, Dynamic Spectrum Arbitrage Tiered Priority Access (DSATPA) works out to the very edge of the network, allowing public safety absolute priority access with instant (millisecond) pre-emption in the event of an emergency situation – thus guaranteeing first responders access to the highest quality bandwidth capacity at the moment they need it most. Meanwhile, in the extended periods of time when the public safety broadband network has significant extra bandwidth to spare, DSATPA allows that capacity to be dynamically auctioned in a fully competitive 'on demand' process to competing commercial entities – providing more choice and availability to industry and consumers while generating essential revenue for the public safety mission. DSATPA is a game changer for the way in which spectrum is consumed, maximising the efficiency of the radio spectrum bandwidth resource and unlocking the potential for more extensive high capacity broadband networks.

Rivada has served public safety for a decade, helping to meet their unique and critical communications challenges. Our work has been recognised for helping to save lives during times of severe crisis, such as Hurricane Katrina and multiple other emergencies and disasters. Our commitment to helping the men and women who stand on the front lines of emergency situations is absolute, and our dedicated team of innovators work tirelessly to bring their unparalleled expertise to the task.

Declan J. Ganley
CEO, Rivada Networks

What We Do


Board of Directors

Declan J. Ganley

CEO, Rivada Networks

Declan J. Ganley is an Irish Entrepreneur and founder, Chairman and CEO of Rivada Networks, which focuses on designing and deploying broadband public safety communications networks for state and local government customers.

Michael P. Jackson

Former Deputy Secretary US Dept of Homeland Security

Michael Jackson served as Deputy Secretary of the Department of Homeland Security from 2005 until 2007. In this role, Mr. Jackson served as Department of Homeland Security's chief operating officer, with responsibility for managing the day-to-day operations.

General Richard B. Myers

Former Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff

General Myers became the fifteenth Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff on Oct. 1, 2001. In this capacity, he served as the principal military advisor to the President, the Secretary of Defense, and the National Security Council. Prior to becoming Chairman, he served as Vice Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff for 19 months.

Peter Goldscheider

Managing Partner EPIC (Investment Bank)

Peter Goldscheider has 25 years’ experience as a senior executive in the securities and finance industry. Before jointly establishing EPIC, he was Vice President for Marketing and Sales and Member of the Board of Zürich Kosmos Insurance Company in Austria, and he began his professional career with IBM Austria, serving in a number of executive positions.

George Foresman

Former Under Secretary US Dept of Homeland Security

George Foresman was confirmed by the United States Senate in December 2005 as America’s first Under Secretary of Preparedness at the Department of Homeland Security. On March 31, 2007 he became the first Under Secretary for National Protection and Programs at DHS.

Admiral Jim Loy

Former Dept Sec US Dept of Homeland Security

Admiral Loy completed a 45-year career in public service in 2005, retiring as the first Deputy Secretary of Homeland Security, a position that he held from 2003 to 2005. In this capacity, he was involved in all aspects of consolidating 22 separate agencies into one unified cabinet department as well as managing the day-to-day activities of the agency.

Field Marshal The Lord Guthrie

Former Chief of the Defence Staff, United Kingdom

Field Marshall Guthrie was Chief of the Defense Staff in the United Kingdom between 1997 and 2001 and Chief of the General Staff of the British Army between 1994 and 1997. He is a member of the House of Lords. He was created a life peer after retiring as Chief of the Defense Staff.

Don De Marino

Chairman US Arab Chamber of Commerce

Don De Marino is an international businessman and former government official. He was a served as Deputy Assistant Secretary of Commerce and as Director of the US-Saudi Joint Economic Commission. He is presently Chairman of the National US-Arab Chamber of Commerce.

Chris Moore

Former Chief of Police San José, California

Chief Moore retired as the Chief of Police of the San Jose Police Department after serving over 30 years as a police officer and after serving in every rank within the Department. In 1999, Moore was selected as a White House Fellow and served one year as Counsel to U.S. Attorney General Janet Reno. He joined Rivada in 2013.

Unused bandwidth
is highly valuable


Network Income Builds
Public Safety Networks




It has a high market value, because demand for it is growing exponentially.


There is a massive amount of unused bandwidth on Public Safety (D Block) networks


Rivada has worked out how to sell this bandwidth – in specific locations for fixed durations


In the event of a crisis, Rivada’s patented technology removes commercial traffic so that safety is never compromised.


The income will finance public safety networks at no cost to the US tax payer

Life Saving Technology


  • 9/11

  • 9/11 Commission report delivered

  • Rivada Networks established

  • First contract with US North Command (NORAD)

  • Rivada project to consider TPA patent

  • Hurricane Katrina

  • Louisiana Distinguished Service medal for Rivada deployment

  • Hurricane Rita

  • FEMA contract awarded

  • Rivada Patent filings

  • National Guard contract awarded

  • Rivada Director Admiral Bob Duncan testifies at Congressional hearing

  • D Block Auction fails

  • National Guard contract awarded

  • Air Force Reserve contract awarded

  • Congress awards D Block to Public Safety

  • Hurricane Sandy

  • US Dept Homeland Security TACCOM contract awarded

  • Rivada CEO Declan Ganley testifies at congressional hearing

  • DHS FPS contract awarded

  • DHS CBP contract awarded

  • Rivada DSATPA technology successfully demonstrated

  • Location Based Services patent awarded

  • Further key patents awarded

  • FirstNet issues Request for Information (RFI)

  • Australian Government commence consultation process

  • FirstNet issues draft Request for Proposal (RFP)

  • Mexican Government’s ‘Red Compartida’ procurement process commences



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