Brandon Diemer, Electronics Engineer, Bureau of Land Management, National Radio Operations Branch
Brandon Diemer is an Electronics Engineer for the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) within the Department of Interior. Brandon works in the National Radio Operations Branch at the National Interagency Fire Center, Boise, Idaho. BLM is the largest land management agency in the federal government. BLM’s radio infrastructure consists of over 620 repeater sites, 100 dispatch centers, and thousands of Fire, Law Enforcement, and Administrative users in eleven western states covering over 220 million acres of land. He provides radio engineering direction, design, and interoperability oversight for all BLM land mobile radio (LMR) users. Brandon has been involved in testing and evaluating Project 25 (P25) radio equipment for the past twelve years. Brandon serves as the BLM’s direct liaison to the Department of the Interior on high level aspects of BLM LMR. Brandon sets on the Board of Directors for the Project 25 Technology Interest Group (PTIG), is a member of the Federal Partnership for Interoperability Communications (FPIC), User Need Subcommittee (UNS) member, Chair of APCO Project 25 Interface Committee (APIC) within the Telecommunication Industry Association (TIA) TR-8 standards development for P25 and serves as the Department of Interior representative to TR-8.