State of Washington Awards Federal Engineering Contract for Land Mobile Radio Strategic Plan
FAIRFAX, VIRGINIA, June 27, 2022 – The Washington State Patrol (WSP) has awarded Federal Engineering, Inc. (FE) a contract to develop a strategic plan for the State’s Land Mobile Radio (LMR) System.
“The WSP radio system supports more than 1,200 agency personnel and provides contracted dispatching services for other state and federal law enforcement using land mobile radio statewide,” said Mr. Rajit Jhaver, FE Director. “The WSP Electronic Services Division (ESD) sought a highly qualified and experienced consultant to develop a comprehensive strategic plan for the upgrade of the WSP Land Mobile Radio system. The WSP’s goal is to migrate to a statewide P25 Phase-2 700 MHZ system, which prepares the agency for the eventual FCC Phase-2 narrowband requirement. The WSP also seeks to focus on simplifying its LMR system for users and technical staff, evaluating the use of new and emerging technologies like FirstNet and LMR-to-LTE integration, and addressing long-standing coverage challenges specifically for portable radios.”
Mr. Jhaver continued: “Federal Engineering has completed land mobile radio projects for 24 states, more than any other consulting firm. We understand the complexities of statewide systems including diverse user requirements, coverage issues, the reliance on multiple systems, and the need to deliver affordable solutions. We look forward to bringing the lessons learned and best practices gathered from these engagements to our Washington State project.”
Federal Engineering is a leading, nationwide firm providing analysis, design, procurement, and implementation support for public safety and public service communications involving traditional VHF, UHF, 700 MHz, 800 MHz, 900 MHz, and 4.9GHz mobile radio systems as well as LTE and CBRS. These services complement FE’s wide range of dispatch center consulting services in NG911, PSAPs, RTTCs, ECCs, and EOCs. 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 emerging services such as FirstNet and the impacts of new technologies on their current and future plans. Since 1983, FE has completed thousands of projects in all 50 states and throughout Canada enhancing public safety systems for numerous state, regional, county, 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, 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.