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Federal Engineering to Present at the 33rd Annual Illinois Public Safety Telecommunications Conference Association

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Federal Engineering to Present at the 33rd Annual Illinois Public Safety Telecommunications Conference Association

FAIRFAX, VIRGINIA, October 30, 2017 — Federal Engineering, Inc. (FE) Chief Consultant Neil Horden is scheduled to present at the 33rd Annual Illinois Public Safety Telecommunications Conference Association, to be held in Springfield, Illinois on November 5 through November 8, 2017. This important conference is sponsored by the Illinois chapters of APCO and NENA, and continues to be one of the largest and best attended events in the country.

FE’s President and CEO, Ronald F. Bosco said: “Federal Engineering’s subject matter experts continue to be recognized by their peers as leading industry experts. We are happy to lend support to the Illinois Public Safety community, and their APCO and NENA chapters. FE feels it is important to share our experiences and provide information and continuing education to the first responders and the PSAP staff supporting them. We are especially excited to be included in this year’s Illinois Public Safety Telecommunications Conference.”

Federal Engineering will be presenting the following in the Technology Track during the 2017 Conference:

  • Successful System Procurement; Avoiding the pitfalls through proper planning
    • Presented by Neil Horden
      • Tuesday November 7, 8:30 AM – 10:00 AM

Mr. Horden will discuss the insights FE has gained from working with many public agencies in specifying and procuring billions of dollars in communications systems. The methodologies and techniques employed to procure systems that meet users’ needs at affordable prices will be explored.

More information regarding these sessions and the Conference can be found at:


Mr. Neil Horden serves as Chief Consultant of Federal Engineering’s consulting practice. 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).

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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