FAIRFAX, VIRGINIA, April 8, 2019 — The State of Idaho Division of Purchasing (DOP), on behalf of the Idaho Military Division (IMD), has selected Federal Engineering, Inc. (FE) to provide NG9‑1‑1 consultation, evaluation, and development services to support the State’s migration to the new, NG9‑1‑1 system.
Mr. A. Craig Logan the Project Manager for Idaho said: “This multiyear project will have a major impact on how we provide emergency services to the citizens of Idaho. We want to leverage the latest technologies and implement a standards-based system. Federal Engineering was selected because they have a great deal of NG9-1-1 experience having completed similar projects for the states of Ohio, Utah, Montana, North Carolina, and South Dakota as well as numerous local jurisdictions. Their team of experts will provide technical, financial, regulatory, and operational advice, including assistance in planning, implementation, operation, maintenance, support, evolution, and enhancement of NG9-1-1 across the State.”
Ronald F. Bosco, FE’s President and CEO, provided an overview: “FE’s scope of work for this important project includes the following tasks:
- Stakeholder interviews, business process reviews, and focus groups
- High-level requirements definition
- Comparison to national standards
- NG9-1-1 deployment options
- Request for Proposal development
- Proposal evaluation criteria development and vendor evaluation
- Implementation oversight
- Ongoing project management throughout the transition
The State will benefit from our experts’ participation in industry organizations to develop and promote NG9-1-1 standards and experience putting them into practice in real world systems. Our consultants regularly speak at NENA, APCO, and IWCE conferences. We are respected members of the public safety community, chair national committees, and have had papers published by many professional organizations. FE’s Chief Consultant serves on the Board of Directors of the NG9-1-1 Institute.”
As a leading, nationwide communications systems planning and design firm, Federal Engineering develops voice, data, and video networks for numerous organizations in the aerospace, energy, finance, education, publishing, and computer services fields. In addition to its private sector work, FE has completed thousands of communications projects for 46 state governments, as well as numerous local and federal government clients. FE’s certified independence ensures that clients receive objective, unbiased consulting services that are not influenced by any particular technology, product, vendor, or approach.
With FE’s addition of the L.R. Kimball public safety communications consulting practice, jurisdictions can rely upon one firm for all their consulting needs in E9- 1-1, NG9-1-1, PSAPs, Emergency Call Centers, Emergency Operations Centers, and Real-time Crime Centers as well as land mobile radio voice, wireless data, broadband, backhaul, and emerging LTE mobile communications systems.