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Loudoun County Selects Federal Engineering for Emergency Communications Center Consolidation Study

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Loudoun County Selects Federal Engineering for Emergency Communications Center Consolidation Study

FAIRFAX, VIRGINIA, November 13, 2017 — Loudoun County, Virginia has selected Federal Engineering, Inc.

(FE) to complete a consolidation study for the County’s Emergency Communications Center.

In announcing the contract, Mr. Ronald F. Bosco, FE’s President and CEO, said: “Federal Engineering will evaluate, benchmark, and provide best practices information pertaining to the emergency communications and public safety dispatch operations, associated policies, and implementation methods in Northern Virginia and other comparable jurisdictions. This project will include the following:

  • Conduct a comprehensive review and evaluation of Loudoun County’s current emergency communications and public safety dispatch operations.
  • Conduct a comprehensive review and evaluation of the Town of Leesburg’s police dispatch operations and make recommendations on the feasibility of consolidating the Town’s operations into the County’s public safety dispatch system including within current facilities and infrastructure.
  • Provide recommendations, including staffing recommendations, for implementing any changes to the organizational model arising from the study and especially focused on providing increased operational efficiency and effectiveness and overall public safety.

At the conclusion of our efforts, Loudoun County will be in the position to make an informed decision as to the best course of action.”

The County released a request for proposal to acquire the services of a highly qualified dispatch center consulting firm. Federal Engineering demonstrated the firm has the resources and capability to provide the materials and services required. FE’s proposal presented a successful history of performing emergency communications consulting/analysis work for organizations with a similar size and scope of the County for over five years. The proposal provided a list of numerous comparable contracts including descriptions of the work performed and total values of the contracts. The FE team is looking forward to working with the County on this important project.

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.

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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