Chartis Federal, an integration and engineering firm for the federal government, in a partnership with Sawdey Solution Services, was awarded a multi-year contract to provide engineering and technical support for the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) National Continuity Programs (NCP) for the Continuity Communications Division (CCD) and Integrated Public Alert and Warning System (IPAWS) programs.
Chartis Federal and Sawdey Solution Services have been tasked to provide national level services, including system development and lifecycle management; system design and emerging technologies; FEMA HF Radio ALE management; DHS EA compliance; advocacy and policy analysis.
“We are excited about the opportunity to support FEMA and enable communications for our nation’s heroes from the borders to the backyards,” said Nick McCarter, Chartis Federal CEO. “Our team designs and implements systems that keep people safe, this work is critical during emergency situations.”
CCD provides a wide array of continuity communications capabilities designed to minimize the disruption of essential operations during all hazardous events. The mission of CCD is to build and maintain continuity communications systems and architectures supporting government information to help increase survival rates and minimize damage.
IPAWS program is responsible for providing the integrated alert platform for federal, state, tribal, territorial and local authorities. This platform enables them to warn their respective communities via multiple communications methods.
Chartis Federal also works with DHS on the Tactical Communications (TacCom) Equipment and Services contract, where the company is one of the highest awarded prime contractors.