FAIRFAX, VIRGINIA, June 8, 2015 — The City of Portsmouth, VA has awarded Federal Engineering, Inc. (FE) a contract to support the upgrade of its public safety radio and dispatch center systems.
“The City is currently using legacy a 9-1-1 Plant (currently Airbus DS) system in its dispatch center that is nearing end-of-life and must be upgraded or replaced. The new system must provide additional capacity, support Next Generation 9-1-1 (NG9-1-1), and be capable of deployment in a geo-diverse environment. FE will assist the City in acquiring new dispatch center technologies via the competitive procurement process,” indicated Mr. Ronald F. Bosco, Federal Engineering’s President.
Mr. Bosco continued: “FE will also support the upgrade of the City’s public safety mobile radio system. We will assess user needs, survey existing systems, provide an upgrade plan, generate procurement documents, assist with vendor proposal reviews, and support contract negotiations. FCC licensing support will also be provided by FE as needed. FE may also support the implementation of the new radio system should the City desire.”
Federal Engineering provides analysis, design, procurement, and implementation support for NG9-1-1, PSAPs, ECCs, and EOCs. These services complement FE’s wide range of consulting services in public safety and public service communications involving LTE as well as traditional VHF, UHF, 700 MHz, 800 MHz, 900 MHz and 4.9GHz mobile radio systems. Since 1983, FE has completed thousands of communications projects for 40 state governments, as well as numerous local and federal government clients. Most recently, FE has expanded its service offerings to support FirstNet planning in anticipation of the Nationwide Public Safety Broadband Network.
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 particular technology, product, vendor, or approach.