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Federal Engineering Wins Contract to Support State of Florida Implementation of Statewide Radio System Upgrade

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Federal Engineering Wins Contract to Support State of Florida Implementation of Statewide Radio System Upgrade

FAIRFAX, VIRGINIA, May 30, 2022 – As a result of a competitive request for quotes issued by the state of Florida, Federal Engineering, Inc. (FE) has won a contract to support the upgrade of the Statewide Law Enforcement Radio System (SLERS).

In June 2021, the state of Florida entered a fifteen-year contract with L3 Harris Technologies for the operations and maintenance of the SLERS system and a phased, region by region upgrade of SLERS to SLERS-2, which will be based on public safety standard Project 25 (P25) Phase 2 technology. The project commenced on July 1, 2021, and is currently projected to run through fall of 2024. SLERS-2 is the largest statewide public safety mobile radio network being built today. FE will be providing a wide range of project management and technical support services.

“Our proven risk mitigation methodologies are key to this project. We will document, monitor and advise on mitigating project risk. FE will also participate in project status meetings, technical meetings and design reviews to assist in project planning and furnish timely feedback. We will provide technical subject matter expertise and perform data analysis as required by the project. FE has completed more statewide radio projects than any other firm and we will apply our vast knowledge gained through those projects to assist Florida in implementing a system that meets the state’s needs while minimizing risk,” said Brad Barber, the FE Vice President principally responsible for the SLERS-2 project.

Federal Engineering is a leading, nationwide firm providing analysis, design, procurement and implementation support for public safety and public service communications involving traditional VHF, UHF, 700 MHz, 800 MHz, 900 MHz, and 4.9GHz mobile radio systems as well as LTE and CBRS. These services complement FE’s wide range of dispatch center consulting services in NG911, PSAPs, RTTCs, ECCs, and EOCs. FE’s cybersecurity practice helps our clients defend against today’s complex and ever-changing threat landscape. FE personnel also serve as trusted advisors assisting clients to assess emerging services such as FirstNet and the impacts of new technologies on their current and future plans. Since 1983, FE has completed thousands of projects in all 50 states and throughout Canada enhancing public safety systems for numerous state, regional, county, local and federal government clients.

In addition to its public sector work, FE provides design and implementation support services for voice, data, and video networks used in the transportation, utilities, finance, education, and computer services industries. FE’s certified independence ensures that clients receive objective, unbiased consulting services that are not influenced by any technology, product, vendor or approach.


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