Corporation for Public Broadcasting Selects Consultant for Public-Safety Support
Monday, May 06, 2019 | Comments

The Corporation for Public Broadcasting (CPB) awarded Federal Engineering a contract to review ways public media supports public safety and emergency alerting for the U.S. and in local communities.

“As the steward of the federal appropriation for public media, CPB is exploring how public media entities can enhance their public-safety services and be an even stronger partner with federal, state and local public-safety officials,” said Ted Krichels, CPB senior vice president, system development and media strategy. “Chosen through a competitive process, Federal Engineering demonstrated a deep understanding of the multifaceted public-safety ecosystem and identified pathways in which public media can strengthen their service in this ever-changing space.”

Federal Engineering will identify and analyze how public media supports public-safety and emergency alerting in the U.S., assess opportunities and challenges in light of new technologies, make recommendations, and produce a white paper on public media’s role in the future of public safety. The company will also create easy-to-understand graphics on this topic.

“We are proud to partner with public media entities and further their emergency alerting efforts,” said Neil Horden, Federal Engineering’s chief consultant. “Because of our decades-long relationship with first responders, we understand their operating environments and unique needs allowing us to best serve CPB and determine the most effective path forward. In addition to the specific tasks called out in our contract, FE will be available to provide subject matter experts to advise CPB as they move forward with their plans to support the public-safety community.”

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