FAIRFAX, VIRGINIA, March 20, 2017 — Federal Engineering, Inc. (FE) Chief Consultant Neil Horden will present at the 2017 APCO Western Regional Conference & Exposition, to be held at the Ontario Convention Center, Ontario, California on April 10 through 13, 2017. The APCO Western Regional Conference is one of the premier Public Safety Communications events of the year.
Ronald F. Bosco, FE’s President said: “This year’s APCO Western Regional Conference will feature training presentations, ESRI CAD/GIS sessions, a DHS super session, a FirstNet Update, and will host California Public-Safety Radio Association’s (CPRA’s) 29th National Public Safety Telecommunicator Week Awards banquet. Federal Engineering is honored to support APCO, once again, by sharing our experiences and providing information and continuing education. We are especially excited to be included in this year’s APCO Western Regional Conference in California where we have ongoing business with multiple jurisdictions”.
Mr. Horden will present an informative session entitled Negotiation; The Art of Getting What You Need, on Thursday, April 13, 2017, at 9:00 AM. During this session, he will discuss insights gained from his experience working with many public agencies in negotiating the purchase of communications systems.
Mr. Horden will also present a session entitled, 700 MHz LTE for Public Safety, Issues and Answers, on Thursday, April 13, 2017, at 1:00 PM. This session will offer up-to-date answers for many of the questions concerning the use of LTE for Public Safety communications.
Mr. Horden has over 34 years of experience in wireless communications spanning public safety, commercial, and industrial markets and diverse technologies including land mobile, broadcast, cellular, and broadband. He is a member of the Association of Public Safety Communications Officials (APCO) and serves on their Commercial Advisory Council. Mr. Horden is also a member of the Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers (IEEE), and the Radio Club of America (RCA). He is a member of Project 25 Technology Interest Group (PTIG) Board of Directors and serves on MissionCritical Communications Magazine’s editorial advisory board. He also participates in National Public Safety Telecommunications (NPSTC) working groups, and presents regularly at the International Wireless Communications Expo (IWCE) and APCO conferences.
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.