Federal Engineering Expands FirstNet Planning and NPSBN Support Services
FAIRFAX, VIRGINIA, January 29, 2013 — Federal Engineering, Inc. (FE) is expanding its FirstNet planning and Nationwide Public Safety Broadband Network (NPSBN) support services to meet market demand.
Ronald F. Bosco, Federal Engineering’s President stated: “As a result of H.R. 3630, $135 million will soon be available to support state and local government NPSBN planning and $7 billion for the newly established FirstNet organization to implement the network. I am pleased to report that multiple clients have retained the services of Federal Engineering, because of our strong public safety wireless background, to begin preplanning in anticipation of receiving these funds.”
Mr. Bosco continued: “For the past 30 years, FE has been an advocate of first responders, supporting advancements in the communications networks they rely upon. We are expanding the Federal Engineering Broadband Center of Excellence (FE Broadband COE™) to meet the growing demand for our services. FE provides timely support in all required areas including:
- Needs assessments
- Infrastructure inventory and assessment
- Strategic planning and gap analysis
- Opt-in/Opt-out decision support
- Financial and funding analyses
- LTE network design and procurement
- Implementation support
- Governance planning
- Grant application preparation
In addition, we have enhanced FEPerformancePro™, the most powerful wireless modeling toolset in the industry to more efficiently model LTE networks including:
- FECoverage™ – complete coverage analysis tool
- FEMapper™ – high-resolution mapping tool
- FENetwork™ – reliable network capacity analysis tool
- FEMitigate™ – system-wide interference analysis tool
FEPerformancePro™ has been used to model statewide LTE networks and assess how they may interact/partner with FirstNet. We anticipate this process will be ongoing in the foreseeable future. More information regarding H.R. 3630 can be found at //www.ntia.doc.gov/category/public-safety.”
Federal Engineering provides a wide range of design and management 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. FE also assists in the design and implementation of E911, PSAPs, ECCs, and EOCs. Since 1983, FE has completed thousands of communications projects for 40 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 particular technology, product, vendor, or approach.