Top 25 GovCon Execs To Watch in 2018: Mike Leff, VP, Defense, AT&T Public Sector


Mike Leff, vice president-Defense, AT&T Public Sector

In just four years at AT&T’s Public Sector unit, Mike Leff has led its federal Civilian Sector business, Global Public Sector Strategy and operations and now, its Defense sector business. He spearheaded the teams that secured AT&T opportunities to compete on major contracts such as the $50 billion GSA Enterprise Infrastructure Solutions and the $50 billion Alliant 2 contracts.

In addition, he’s led advanced technology solutions for the U.S. Census Bureau, the Veterans Affairs Department, the Social Security Administration, NASA’s Deep Space Network and dozens of other major federal agencies. Leff also led AT&T’s push into innovative territory, including the work AT&T is doing with NASA to research safe and highly secure operation of drones in the national air space and its agreement with GSA’s Office of Fleet Management to offer fleet management capabilities to dozens of agencies.

Why Watch: 

Leff brings AT&T’s vision for a “network of the future, today” driving innovation that defend the nation by addressing DOD’s needs with advanced solutions spanning network, cybersecurity, mobility, unified communications and cloud services. Under his leadership, his team is working to bring AT&T’s Smart Cities capabilities to military bases, delivering IoT solutions that can automate and improve perimeter security, base access, network protection, smart grid, and emergency communications. He is also going to help AT&T deliver the benefits of FirstNet — AT&T’s national broadband network dedicated to helping first responders — across DOD.

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