Georgia County Selects Federal Engineering to Assist with Technology Upgrade
Tuesday, July 16, 2019 | Comments

Gwinnett County, Georgia, awarded Federal Engineering (FE) a contract to assist the county with the replacement of its public-safety technology systems.

Gwinnett County is recognized as one of the largest and fastest growing communities in the Atlanta metro region. The county’s purchase of a fully integrated system will deliver multiagency, multidiscipline and multijurisdictional response capabilities and will enable technology sharing between the sheriff’s office, police, fire and emergency services departments.

The project covers five phases, four of which Federal Engineering has already completed Federal Engineering, said Brad Barber, director at Federal Engineering. In phase 1, Federal Engineering conducted a comprehensive business and technology analysis including user needs assessments, review of current processes and assessment of current public-safety systems. In phase 2, the consultant gathered business, technical, and financial requirements. Phase 3 encompassed the development of a request for proposals (RFP) to acquire new systems. During phase 4, Federal Engineering assisted with the vendor proposal evaluation process, including technical support, reference checking, presentation and demonstration attendance, and contract negotiations assistance.

During phase 5, Federal Engineering will provide on-site implementation support including project management, review of vendor deliverables, legacy data migration planning, review of training plans, system testing oversight, and contract compliance monitoring, Barber said.

Federal Engineering will also assess how the vendor addresses standards including National Emergency Number Association (NENA) i3, National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) 1221, Alliance for Telecommunications Industry Solutions (ATIS) J-STD-110, and NENA NG-SEC cybersecurity for IP-based network emergency services. Federal Engineering will review technical, operational and management policies and procedures related to network and IT security in accordance with NENA NG-SEC standards documents, which Federal Engineering consultants helped develop.

“The review will evaluate the extent to which the county’s network security documentation (policies and procedures) addresses the elements of essential processes, security plans and procedures, and adequately documents and implements them,” Barber said.

“As the steward of this important public-safety initiative, we couldn’t be more pleased with FE’s work,” said Abe Kani, chief information officer (CIO) for Gwinnett County Department of Information Technology Services. “They have exceeded our expectations on multiple occasions, and we look forward to their participation during the critical implementation phase of our public-safety solution project.”

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