FAIRFAX, VIRGINIA, April 26, 2021 – Malheur County, Oregon has contracted with Federal Engineering, Inc. (FE) to provide public safety consulting services.
Lieutenant Richard Harriman, Emergency Manager for the Malheur County Sheriff’s Office (MCSO) and Project Manager for the County described the project: “The Malheur County Sheriff’s Office has started phase 1 in a multi-phased project to bring its Land Mobile Radio (LMR) system up to date, improve technology, and address any weak coverage areas or ‘dead spots’ in our service. Malheur County’s LMR is the system our Emergency First Responders, public works, road crews and other County and City services use to dispatch services and communicate with one another via two-way radio. MCSO applied for and was granted funds in the FY2020 State Homeland Security Grant to contract out a full Communications Assessment. Federal Engineering out of Fairfax, VA was selected to perform our Assessment. Federal Engineering or “FE” has performed a number of jobs in Oregon, both smaller and much larger in scale than what we expect in our Malheur County Assessment.”
Lieutenant Richard Harriman continued: “Federal Engineering will assess our public safety radio communications and assist in planning and analyzing conceptual design alternatives. A team from FE came to Malheur County on March 8th through the 12th and conducted interviews and performed site inspections of identified and available sites. The County will use the findings and recommendations from FE’s assessments to improve, build, and upgrade the current LMR system and PSAP to bring the system and PSAP operations up to industry standards, Federal government recommendations, and national best practices and to prepare for future growth. We expect FE’s assessment to provide us with an evaluation of existing system coverage, identification of feasible alternatives to improve coverage and user interoperability, and recommendations including a conceptual design and budgetary estimates.”
FE has completed thousands of communications projects for 46 state governments, as well as numerous local and federal government clients. Federal Engineering is a leading, nationwide firm providing analysis, design, procurement, and implementation support for public safety and public service communications. 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.