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Nevada Department of Transportation Extends Federal Engineering’s Contract to Provide Radio Implementation Support

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Nevada Department of Transportation Extends Federal Engineering’s Contract to Provide Radio Implementation Support

FAIRFAX, VIRGINIA, December 18, 2017 — The Nevada Department of Transportation (NDOT) has extended Federal Engineering, Inc.’s (FE) contract to support, over the next four years, the implementation of the State’s new land mobile radio (LMR) system.

Mr. Jim Whalen, IT Manager II for the Nevada Department of Transportation, said, “Federal Engineering has successfully completed the analysis phase, is currently assisting us in the procurement phase of our statewide radio project, and has consistently exceeded our expectations. NDOT has now retained the services of FE to provide project management and technical support during the implementation phase. FE’s implementation phase services will include project initiation, planning and design reviews, installation inspections, equipment and acceptance testing, cutover support, and final acceptance recommendations. FE will review project planning before major commitments are made and provide NDOT with the visibility necessary to identify and mitigate risks in a proactive project management environment. FE will also track and manage scope, schedule and budget, and allocate and assign staff as necessary to meet the project schedule and budget constraints.”

Mr. Ronald F. Bosco, FE’s President and CEO, provided an overview: “The State of Nevada project has gone exceedingly well and according to plan. Federal Engineering will continue its support by providing diverse skill sets to meet the needs of NDOT including a Program Manager, Project Manager, Technical Lead, and Field Engineer. In addition, an FE Director will be assigned to oversee all aspects of support. The FE Program Management Office will participate in project meetings, project reviews, and be an on-site resource in Carson City for the duration of the implementation phase of the project. The FE Technical Lead will participate in design workshops, oversee the vendor’s system design process, and facilitate the technical integration with other Nevada Shared Radio System (NSRS) Members’ systems. The Technical Lead will also assess vendor submittals and change orders and recommend actions to the State. Rounding out our team is the FE Field Engineer who will be on-site for field support activities as defined by the project schedule.”

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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