Chartis Consulting Corporation (d/b/a Chartis Federal) has been awarded a follow-on, $36 million four-year task order to continue supporting the Federal Protective Service (FPS) Tactical Communications (TACCOM) program. The team, in support of the FPS Information Technology Division (ITD), delivers a range of services, including program and project management, radio and telecommunications engineering, service desk support, and onsite radio maintenance technician services.
The Chartis team supports day-to-day operations of the national communications network, which includes the four (4) dispatch and alarm monitoring centers (MegaCenters), 1,500 Federal Law Enforcement Officers (LEO), and more than 13,000 contract Protective Security Officers (PSO) charged with protecting more than 9,000 facilities located throughout the United States.
This new contract focuses on providing engineering support for the ongoing FPS nationwide land mobile radio (LMR) system modernization and refresh, tactical communications radio system operations and maintenance, subscriber unit (mobile and handheld devices) acquisition, programming and installation, and the ongoing TACCOM modernization and refresh project at dispatch locations and radio frequency sites across the country.
The Chartis team will provide the strategy and transition plan for migrating its current analog circuits to MPLS, which will allow FPS to have more bandwidth for mission critical communications, as well as efficient utilization of funding. Additionally, Chartis will continue to provide support to major events, e.g., man-made and natural disasters, high profile court cases, and collaboration with other law enforcement agencies for special operations missions.
“Chartis has supported FPS for nearly a decade as a true partner. We look forward to helping FPS improve its radio communications capabilities, securing its cyber networks, and provide continued reliable communications to operations, dispatch, and FPS law enforcement officers,” says Jocelyn Davies, FPS Program Manager for Chartis Federal.
The contract was awarded under the DHS TacCom II IDIQ. It is the third major recompete Chartis has won in the last two years. Performance under this new task order began on May 30, 2021.
About Chartis Federal: Chartis Federal is a systems engineering and integration firm that specializes in mission-critical communications for public safety, law enforcement, and homeland security. Chartis has worked with more than 20 federal organizations in the last decade on some of government’s most important programs. This includes providing tactical communications (TacCom) services for the Department of Homeland Security through the TacCom I and TacCom II IDIQ contracts, and for the Department of the Interior through the field communications (FieldCom) IDIQ contract. With year-over-year growth, Chartis has been a member of the Washington Technology FAST 50 two times and ranked on the Inc. 5000 five consecutive years. For more information on the company, visit chartisfed.com.