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Procurement Roundtable: Who’s Paying?


Terry Burnworth  (President, Pyramid Consulting)


Crosby Grindle  (President, Cooperative Services LLC)

Shannon Day  (Senior Grants Development Consultant, Grants Office LLC)

Brad Barber  (VP, Special Projects, Federal Engineering Inc.)

Location: W230A

Date: Monday, March 25

Time: 10:10 am - 11:10 am

Track: State & Local Government

Topic: Funding, Project Management, Regulatory, Smart-X

Format: Panel Session

Vault Recording: TBD

With broadband rollouts supplementing or replacing legacy technology, there is always one overriding question: How are we going to pay for all this? This panel will bring together experts to explore this topic and the impacts on technology budgets, the procurement process, and funding options, including federal grants.

Key takeaways
  • Understand the differences between the long-term, capital-intensive funding requirements of most LMR systems and the anticipated more continuous funding required for LTE-based services and equipment.
  • Discuss what cities and regions will need to move into "smart" economy, including funding community initiatives fueled by IoT technology and implementing virtual services, as well as maintaining the funds for legacy system.
  • Examine cooperative procurement programs, public/private partnerships and other options to save time and money.
  • Explore the disruptive influences in the new changing processes for funding comms projects