FEMA delays RFI due date again

Due date is now Friday, Oct. 18

FEMA has again delayed the due date for a request for information it issued in early September to get support for its communications needs of field offices that are set up to handle emergency situations.

The new due date is now Friday, Oct. 18.

The date was originally Oct. 4, but was then pushed back to Oct. 11. The date was again pushed back to Oct. 18 because of the continuing government shutdown, according to FedBizOpps.

The RFI was issued to get support for joint field offices, or JFOs, which act as central locations for coordination of federal, state and local emergency responders, as well as tribal, non-governmental and private sector organizations.

FEMA wants these JFOs to be able to connect into the agency’s headquarters infrastructure and to other FEMA facilities during an emergency incident.

The RFI will help the FEMA CIO acquire turn-key wireless communications services, which will need to support voice, video and data.

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Mark Hoover is a senior staff writer with Washington Technology. You can contact him at mhoover@washingtontechnology.com, or connect with him on Twitter at @mhooverWT.

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