International trade fair for secure communications – 27 to 29 November 2018 at Koelnmesse

Contact details

Dr. Barbara Held

Head of Operating Division, Federal Agency for Public Safety Digital Radio (BDBOS)

Events with Dr. Barbara Held

28.11.17 13:00
International Public Safety Forum
Hall 10.2, Stand C28

Tero Pesonen

Chairman Critical Communications Broadband Group, TCCA

Albrecht Broemme

President, THW Federal Agency for Technical Relief

Dr. Barbara Held

Head of Operating Division, Federal Agency for Public Safety Digital Radio (BDBOS)

Henrik Rajala

Executive Technical Director, Esharah Etisalat and Security Services L.L.C

Heikki Riippa

Consultant, PPDR ICT Professional, CritiCon


Barbara Held is currently Head of Directorate Operations at the German Federal Agency for Public Safety Digital Radio (BDBOS) which is responsible for running the digital network and the tactical coordination with the users. She has joined the BDBOS in August 2012 as Head of Directorate General Affairs.
Following her academic career in Communication Science at Freie Universität Berlin, Barbara Held was hired in 2000 by the German Federal Ministry of the Interior (BMI) to work for the Federal Coordination Board for the ICT in the German Government (KBST). Among her tasks was the promotion of Open Standards as well as the management of several eGovernment projects.

From 2004 to 2008 Barbara Held was seconded as National Expert to the European Commission (DG Entreprise and DG Informatics) covering various topics in the area of cross-border data exchange. Back in Berlin she became member of the unit “Police Information Matters” in the BMI, serving as head of the German delegation in the relevant EU-Council working groups (Schengen Acquis and DAPIX).

In 2012 Barbara Held attended a six month course in “International Security Policy” at the German Federal Academy for Security Studies (Berlin). She holds a PhD in Communication Science and is board member and director of the TCCA – “The Critical Communications Association”.

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