First Responders

GovDelivery buy expands communications offerings

Company adds emergency alert solutions with acquisition of GovInteractive.

CSC tasked with continuing DHS emergency telecom services

Computer Sciences Corp. has won a four-year task order worth an estimated $86 million to continue providing emergency telecommunications services to the Homeland Security Department.

Raytheon combines units to strengthen public safety business

Raytheon Company is restructuring its Network Centric Systems division to boost its business in the public safety markets.

Northrop retains $207M wireless network contract for NYC agencies

Northrop Grumman Corp. will continue to provide operational and maintenance support for New York City's wireless network thanks to a five-year, $207 million contract renewal.

SE Solutions acquires emergency response IT provider

Strategic Enterprise Solutions Inc. has completed its acquisition of Evolution Technologies Inc., which specializes in emergency and disaster process, systems support and electronic information exchange.

Raytheon broadband award scores nation's firsts

Raytheon Co. has won the nation's initial competitive Public Safety Long Term Evolution contract, the first under the Broadband Technology Opportunities Program for recipients of the FCC's 700 MHz Broadband Waiver.

Harris wins peach of a radio contract in Georgia

Harris Corp. will establish a digital radio system to support public-safety first responders across the 518 square miles of Floyd County, Ga., under a $23.6 million county contract.

7 communities win $26M for cross-border SOS messaging

The Homeland Security Department names seven communities as winners of a one-time demonstration program to help communities on the Mexican and Canadian borders acquire new technologies for interoperable communications.

A-T Solutions sees explosive growth in counter IED technology

Since Dennis Kelly joined A-T Solutions Inc. as chief operating officer in May 2008, the government contractor has experienced a 45 percent annual growth rate. The success helped the company garner a contractor of the year award. Kelly sees even more growth ahead.

Harris to blanket Vermont with upgraded public safety radio links

Harris Corp. will deploy a public safety radio system throughout Vermont under a $14 million contract.

First responders embrace social media

Contractors see an emerging market developing social media solutions to address emergency response needs.

Feds remember Hurricane Katrina

Five years ago, the hurricane hit the Gulf Coast and feds arrived soon after to help with cleanup. Now an employee union wants to hear those stories.

Five years after Katrina, government IT still feels storm's fury

Five years after Hurricane Katrina ravaged the Gulf Coast, the region continues to rebuild and the federal government is still trying to fix information technology-related problems that the storm and its aftermath exposed.

SAIC to provide IT assistance to Navy sealift command

Science Applications International Corp. will provide information technology services to the Navy under a five-year award that has a total value of more than $49 million.

Harris will build emergency radio network for NY county

Harris Corp. has received a $30 million contract to build a trunked emergency radio communications system and install terminal equipment to support up to 25,000 public-service and public-safety users in Monroe County, in western New York state.

Seeking disaster relief? Who you gonna call?

FEMA chief architecture talks about success stories at GTRA.

Raytheon sees a new market in public safety

Raytheon Co., which has been supplying communications electronics to the Defense Department for decades, is using that expertise in an aggressive attempt to widen its footprint in the civilian market.