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Dinwiddie County Retains Federal Engineering for Radio System Implementation Support

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Dinwiddie County Retains Federal Engineering for Radio System Implementation Support

FAIRFAX, VIRGINIA, August 31, 2020 — Dinwiddie County, Virginia as retained the services of Federal Engineering, Inc. (FE) to support the implementation of the County’s new public safety mobile radio system.

Mrs. Denice Crowder, Project Manager for the County said: “Federal Engineering has been assisting Dinwiddie for several years now as we upgrade our radio communications system to a new, interoperable P25 system. Based on FE’s thorough analysis of our needs, providing a recommended path forward, and assisting us with system procurement, the County chose to continue the partnership with our trusted advisor. We are now relying upon them to provide program management and independent validation and verification services through the implementation phase of our project.”

Mr. Chuck Hnot, FE Vice President, provided a vignette of the project: “Federal Engineering is providing implementation support services to take the County’s project from the initiation, planning, and design review phases through installation, testing, and final cutover. We have conducted a preliminary design review and will soon complete the final design review of the vendor’s proposed system. FE will also observe factory testing, inspect delivered equipment, and verify installations. Coverage testing, system cutover, system acceptance, and subscriber radio template development will all be assessed by FE to determine compliance with the vendor contract. Of course, throughout the process, we remain available to provide additional on-call technical support as desired by Dinwiddie.”

Federal Engineering is a leading, nationwide firm providing analysis, design, procurement, and implementation support for public safety and public service communications involving traditional VHF, UHF, 700 MHz, 800 MHz, 900 MHz, and 4.9GHz mobile radio systems as well as LTE. These services complement FE’s wide range of consulting services in NG911, PSAPs, RTTCs, ECCs, and EOCs. FE’s cybersecurity practice helps our clients defend against today’s complex and ever-changing threat landscape. FE also serves as trusted advisors to assist clients in understanding emerging services such as FirstNet and the impacts on their current and future plans. Since 1983, FE has completed thousands of communications projects for 46 state governments, as well as numerous local and federal government clients.

In addition to its public sector work, Federal Engineering provides design and implementation support services for voice, data, and video networks used in the transportation, utilities, aerospace, finance, education, publishing, and computer services industries. FE’s certified independence ensures that clients receive objective, unbiased consulting services that are not influenced by any technology, product, vendor, or approach.


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