FAIRFAX, VIRGINIA, November 19, 2014 — The State of New Mexico has awarded Federal Engineering, Inc. (FE) a contract to provide technical assistance in determining the future direction of statewide public safety communications.
Ronald F. Bosco, Federal Engineering’s President, described the project: “The statewide public safety land mobile radio system has outlived its useful life and requires modernization to meet operational and interoperability requirements of public safety users. The scope of this project is to conduct a comprehensive assessment and gap analysis in order to develop an implementation plan to provide mission critical public safety land mobile radio services augmented by new backhaul and broadband systems.”
Mr. Bosco, continued: “This comprehensive project encompasses multiple phases including a Capabilities Assessment of current systems, a Need Assessment of first responders’ current and future requirements, a Strategic Plan recommending a future path, and a top level Systems Design of the recommended approach. FE will consideration the:
- Statewide land mobile radio system project
- Digital Microwave background project
- Long Term Evolution (LTE) broadband initiative
- Next Generation 911 (NG9-1-1) initiative
- CAD/RMS enhancements
FE’s plan will include recommendations for staffing, scheduling, budgeting, and project management.”
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. 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.