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Paducah/McCracken Award Federal Engineering Contract for Radio System Implementation Support

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Paducah/McCracken Award Federal Engineering Contract for Radio System Implementation Support

FAIRFAX, VIRGINIA, March 25, 2024 – The City of Paducah and McCracken County, Kentucky announced that they have entered into an agreement with Federal Engineering, Inc. (FE) to provide radio system implementation support for the upcoming project. Building upon prior work done by FE, Paducah-McCracken will replace their current radio communications system with a state of the art public safety radio communications system.

Mr. Anthony Copeland, Assistant Police Chief and Project Manager for the City of Paducah, explained: “Effective public safety communications is essential to protecting the residents of the City of Paducah and McCracken County, their property, and their way of life. The City/County, recognizing the need for a modern, mission-hardened communications system to fulfill this requirement, has requested that FE provide personnel to assist with the implementation phase of our radio project. We have worked with FE for almost a decade and are confident in their ability to perform.”

Mr. Travis LePage, Director at Federal Engineering, provided more details: “FE will provide the City/County a combination of qualifications and experience unmatched by any other firm. We have earned the reputation within this industry as the premier independent public safety communications consulting firm. Having more than 40 years of experience, we will enable the City/County to achieve its communications needs successfully, affordably, and at the lowest risk.”

Working with the City of Paducah and McCracken Co., FE will provide the following services:

  • Implementation Project Management Support
  • Preliminary Design Review (PDR) and Final Design Review (FDR)
  • Factory Testing, Equipment Delivery, and Installation Verification
  • System and Coverage Testing
  • System Acceptance and Cutover
  • Subscriber Template Development
  • On-Call Technical Support

Federal Engineering is a leading, nationwide firm providing analysis, design, procurement, and implementation support for public safety and public service communications involving VHF, UHF, 700 MHz, 800 MHz, 900 MHz, and 4.9GHz mobile radio systems as well as private LTE and CBRS. These services complement FE’s wide range of dispatch center consulting services in NG911, PSAPs, EOCS, and RTTCs. FE’s cybersecurity practice helps our clients defend against today’s complex and ever-changing threat landscape. FE personnel also serve as trusted advisors assisting clients to assess services such as FirstNet® and the impacts of new technologies on their current and future plans. Since 1983, FE has completed thousands of communications projects in all 50 states for numerous state, local, and federal government clients as well as Canadian 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, finance, education, and computer services industries. FE’s certified independence ensures that clients receive objective, unbiased consulting services that are not influenced by any technology, product, vendor, or approach.


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