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Tilson Wins Government Contracting Hat Trick: $1MM of Federal and State Projects Land in One Week

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PORTLAND, ME, October 3rd, 2014. Tilson, a Portland based national IT and telecom project company recently won a million dollars in federal and state contracts in a single week at the end of September.

Tilson, teamed with the Bio Diversity Research Institute, was recently selected by the U.S. Bureau of Ocean Energy Management to create a mobile software application that will be utilized in the field to collect observation data during aerial and shipboard avian surveys in support of renewable energy projects on the Atlantic Outer Continental Shelf.

Tilson, teamed with the James W. Sewall Company, has been awarded the contract to assist the ConnectME Authority and Maine Emergency Management Agency in the planning for FirstNet. FirstNet is mandated by Congress to develop, build and operate the nation’s first nationwide wireless public safety broadband network. Police officers, firefighters, paramedics, and other public safety entities need a dedicated nationwide wireless broadband network. They need a network that they can count on during emergencies and to meet their everyday missions. Tilson and Sewell will assist in the collaboration with the National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) and coordination with neighboring states and Canadian provinces. The project is funded by the NTIA’s State and Local Implementation Grant Program (SLIGP).

Tilson, teamed with AEC Group of New Hampshire, won a bid for an infrastructure inventory and consulting engagement on telecom and IT infrastructure on Portsmouth Naval Shipyard for the U.S. Navy, Naval Facilities Command (NAVFAC). The projects Includes implementing software for an outside plant management system.

We are thrilled that our government services division continues to get traction in government IT and telecom infrastructure projects both in Maine and across the country. We build the technology systems that enable our society and economy to run, and there is no question that an efficient government requires technology investment” said Tilson CEO Joshua Broder, who went onto say that “as a veteran owned company employing other veterans, supporting these government projects allows us to continue to serve our community and country.”

About Tilson:

Tilson is the owners’ “get it done guys” for building and maintaining cellular networks, smart grid networks, and core software systems for government and enterprise customers. Tilson’s mission is to serve its customers by building, integrating, and maintaining the information technology and communications infrastructure that enables great organizations to innovate and deliver.

Tilson is currently a 100 person-team of telecom and information technology professionals that has served industry and government customers since 1996. Tilson has been recognized on the Inc. 5000 list of fastest growing private companies in the U.S. for four years in a row. Tilson is a world leader in executing information and communications technology projects to build a more connected world..

Tilson works in the following practice areas:

  • Wireless site acquisition, construction, and maintenance for cellular, smart grid, and government;
  • Broadband planning, fiber optic engineering, permitting, and construction management;
  • Information systems for the construction industry;
  • Software development and systems integration; and
  • Consulting in IT strategy, IT team leadership, project management, information security, broadband development, and energy capital project development.

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