FAIRFAX, VIRGINIA, November 11, 2019 — Mr. Neil Horden, Chief Consultant of Federal Engineering, Inc. (FE), has been reelected to the NG9-1-1 Institute’s Board of Directors for one of the “Member at Large” positions. Mr. Horden will be entering his second term as a board member, which will run through 2021. Mr. Horden commented he is “very proud to be invited back to support such an important organization and their critical mission.”
The Board of Directors oversees the NG9-1-1 Institute’s operations and is comprised of fifteen members. The members represent various sectors of the 9-1-1 ecosystem. The NG9-1-1 Institute continues to be an educational resource to the Congressional NextGen 9-1-1 Caucus on issues important to the effective operation and advancement of NG9-1-1 services and systems. The Institute works to educate Congressional Members and their staff on factors that may impact timely and effective NG9-1-1 implementation. The objective is to advance the rapid implementation of NG9-1-1 in order to promote more effective emergency response, improve public safety, and advance national security interests.
Mr. Ronald F. Bosco, FE’s President and CEO, stated; “The NG9-1-1 Institute is a valuable resource for our elected leaders in Congress and those striving to advance the implementation of NG9-1-1. We are pleased that the Institute has, once again, recognized Neil Horden’s value in assisting them in their many critical tasks. Neil’s wide range of public safety communications experience and commercial enterprise background will continue to benefit the Institute and all of public safety.”
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 serves on the Board of Directors of the Project 25 Technology Interest Group (PTIG), the Editorial Advisory Board of Mission Critical Communications magazine, and the APCO Commercial Advisory Council.
Federal Engineering is a national leader supporting jurisdictions to move NG9-1-1 forward. FE is providing NG9-1-1 technical services to the states of Idaho, Ohio, Utah, Montana, North Carolina, and South Dakota, as well as numerous local jurisdictions. FE consultants serve as trusted advisors delivering valuable insights based upon experience gained from one thousand successful projects.
Federal Engineering is a leading, nationwide firm providing analysis, design, procurement, and implementation support for NG911, PSAPs, ECCs, and EOCs. These services complement FE’s wide range of consulting 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 supports FirstNet planning in anticipation of the Nationwide Public Safety Broadband Network. Since 1983, FE has completed thousands of communications projects for 46 state governments, as well as numerous local and federal government clients.
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.