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Federal Engineering to Present at the 2017 APCO International Annual Conference

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Federal Engineering to Present at the 2017 APCO International Annual Conference

FAIRFAX, VIRGINIA, July 24, 2017 — Federal Engineering, Inc. (FE) is proud to participate, once again, in the APCO International Annual Conference. FE’s Neil Horden and Sherri Bush have been invited to present at this year’s conference which will be held August 13-17 in Denver, CO. The APCO International Annual Conference is the premier event for Public Safety Communications professionals.

“Federal Engineering regularly supports APCO and its members in the important work they do for our communities. Our highly experienced team members are industry experts recognized for their experience and insights. Participation at the annual APCO conference allows us to share the knowledge we have gained through our work with many of the finest public safety agencies in the world,” said FE’s President and CEO, Ronald F. Bosco.

Federal Engineering will be participating in three educational sessions:

  • Technology choices; How and where emerging technologies fit in your communications planning. Evaluating P25, DMR, TETRA, WiFi, and LTE in meeting your agencies’ needs.
    • Presented by Neil Horden
      Sunday 8/13/2017, 9:30 AM, Room: 301/302
  • Measure Twice, Cut Once (Criticality of Facility Programming and Design)
    • Presented by Sherri Bush of FE, and Ernie Olds of Becker Morgan Group
      Monday 8/14/2017, 3:15 PM, Room: 304
  • P25 New Products and Services for APCO 2017
    • Presented by the Project 25 Technology Interest Group (PTIG) and Neil Horden
      Wednesday 8/16/2017, 9:00 AM, Room: 304

Mr. Neil Horden serves as Chief Consultant at Federal Engineering. He is a 34-year veteran of the wireless communications industry and began his career with Federal Engineering in 2004. Mr. Horden is a member of APCO and serves on their Commercial Advisory Council. He is also a member of NENA, the Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers (IEEE), and the Radio Club of America (RCA). Mr. Horden serves on MissionCritical Communications magazine’s editorial advisory board. He presents regularly at APCO and NENA national and regional conferences, as well as the International Wireless Communications Expo (IWCE).

Ms. Sherri Bush is FE’s PSAP Technical Lead. Ms. Bush possesses extensive experience in specifications development and procurement support for PSAP systems as well as project management for successful implementations. She has been involved in PSAP management, facility designs, operations assessments, technology recommendations, and staffing analyses with substantial experience in the consolidation of communications centers. Her project management experience includes voice/data interoperability planning, ESInet, and NG9- 1-1 requirements definition, procurement, and implementation. Ms. Bush is a member of NENA, previously was a 2-term chapter president, and is an Emergency Number Professional (ENP). She is also a member of the E9-1-1 Institute, the Virginia Chapter of National Association of Telecommunications Officers Advisors (VATOA), and APCO.

Federal Engineering is the leading, nationwide firm providing analysis, design, procurement, and implementation support for public safety and public service communications. FE provides consulting services involving LTE as well as traditional VHF, UHF, 700 MHz, 800 MHz, 900 MHz and 4.9GHz mobile radio systems. FE also supports FirstNet planning for the Nationwide Public Safety Broadband Network. Since 1983, FE has completed thousands of projects for 46 state governments, as well as numerous local and federal government clients.

Federal Engineering, Inc., recently added the L.R. Kimball public safety communications consulting practice to the firm. FE now offers the services of a worldwide leader in public safety answering point (PSAP) consulting. With FE/Kimball, jurisdictions can rely upon one firm for virtually all of their consulting needs in E9-1-1, NG9-1-1, PSAPs, Emergency Call Centers, and Emergency Operations Centers as well as land mobile radio voice, wireless data, broadband, backhaul, and emerging LTE mobile communications systems.


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