FAIRFAX, VIRGINIA, February 10, 2015— The Association of Public -Safety Communications Officials (APCO) International’s Commercial Advisory Council (CAC) has elected Mr. Neil Horden, Chief Consultant of Federal Engineering, Inc. (FE), to fill the remaining term of a position opened by the resignation of a former member. Mr. Horden’s term will run through August 2016.
CAC provides guidance and support to APCO staff from the corporate members’ perspectives. This includes supporting the Corporate Partner Program, soliciting new corporate sponsors, providing support for international expansion, supporting chapters’ enhancement initiatives, and promoting commercial member as well as non-member participation at chapter, regional and national conferences.
“The APCO CAC is an important component of the relationship between APCO and the many commercial entities supporting public safety communications,” stated Mr. Ronald F. Bosco, FE’s President. “We are pleased that the members of the CAC have recognized Neil Horden’s value in the accomplishment of their many important tasks. Neil’s wide range of commercial enterprise and public safety communications experience will benefit the CAC and all APCO members.”
Mr. Horden has been with Federal Engineering since 2004 and currently serves as Chief Consultant. He is a 30-year veteran of the wireless communications industry. Prior to joining Federal Engineering, he was a Technology Strategy Manager with Motorola’s Cellular Subscriber Division. While at Motorola, he held various roles in both the Land Mobile Products Sector and iDEN Subscriber division, including systems engineering, sales engineering, and product management.
Mr. Horden is a member of the Association of Public Safety Communications Officials (APCO) International, the Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers (IEEE), and the Radio Club of America (RCA). He is a member of the board of directors of the Project 25 Technology Interest Group (PTIG) where he served as their Program Manager from 2003 through 2009. He serves on the MissionCritical Communications magazine editorial advisory board. He also participates in several National Public Safety Telecommunications (NPSTC) working groups.
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 NG9-1-1, 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.