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Federal Engineering Awarded Contract by Dawson County for Radio System Upgrade

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Federal Engineering Awarded Contract by Dawson County for Radio System Upgrade

FAIRFAX, VIRGINIA, February 7, 2022 – Dawson County, Georgia has awarded Federal Engineering, Inc. (FE) a contract to assist with the upgrade of the County’s public safety mobile radio system including the development of specifications and support of the system procurement and implementation.

Major Greg Rowan, Project Manager for the County said: “The objective of this project is to assist Dawson County with the evaluation of options to upgrade the current aging, analog VHF, simulcast Motorola SmartNet, two channel, three-site radio system to a P25 compliant system. Federal Engineering was selected via a competitive procurement and will determine and verify the requirements to provide standards-based radio service to Dawson County, write specifications for a request for proposal (RFP) for the services and equipment, and provide project management to oversee and manage the installation, implementation and testing of the chosen system. Because the broad range of skill sets that this project will demand, we needed a consulting firm that has done this type of work many times before.”

Mr. Travis LePage, FE Director said: “Dawson County needs a system that is affordable and practical and that can be implemented with a minimum of risk. Federal Engineering will apply almost four decades of corporate experience to deliver a radio system that meets or exceeds the needs of Dawson’s first responder. We will provide comprehensive project management throughout all four phases of the project to keep the County informed and to minimize risks. In addition, FE will serve as the County’s trusted advisor to deal with technical, operational, and other issues as they arise during the project.”

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 and CBRS. These services complement FE’s wide range of dispatch center 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 personnel also serve as trusted advisors assisting clients to understand emerging services such as FirstNet and the impacts on their current and future plans. Since 1983, FE has completed thousands of communications projects for all 50 state governments, as well as numerous regional, county, 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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