Ron Haraseth Joins SEARCH Public Safety Programs

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Ron A. Haraseth
SEARCH is pleased to announce that Mr. Ron A. Haraseth has joined the team as a Public Safety Technology Specialist in the Public Safety Programs division, effective September 8, 2009.

In this position, Mr. Haraseth will provide technical assistance to public safety agencies nationwide in automated systems development, planning and integration of communications and information technology, and communications interoperability and wireless issues.

Mr. Haraseth has 37 years of experience in public safety communications and interoperability development. His expertise includes strategic operational and technical assessment, project management, interoperability requirements, and public outreach at the local, state and national levels.

"I'm very pleased that Ron has joined us," said Public Safety Programs director Mr. Doug Onhaizer. "Ron has a vast amount of knowledge and experience when it comes to public safety radio systems and we're glad he's now going to be a full time member of our team."

Since June, Mr. Haraseth has been doing contract work for SEARCH as a communications system specialist, assisting in the development of the All-Hazards Communications Technician (COMT) Course curriculum, which is part of a Department of Homeland Security technical assistance program designed to enhance interoperable communications among local, state, and Federal emergency responders and public safety officials.

Prior to joining SEARCH, Mr. Haraseth worked as a project manager for BearingPoint Management & Technology Consultants. His work at BearingPoint included assisting in the development of the Silicon Valley Radio Communications System Functional Requirements. Also at BearingPoint, Mr. Haraseth developed an Internal Spectrum Planning Procedure, which allowed the company to better provide radio spectrum planning for clients.

Mr. Haraseth is a former director of the Association of Public-Safety Communications Officials International-Automated Frequency Coordination (APCO-AFC, Inc.). While at APCO-AFC, he provided spectrum and radio frequency outreach and served as an industry liaison, representing the association before the FCC, Congress and public forums and industry conferences.

Additionally, Mr. Haraseth spent much of his career working in various positions for the State of Montana, where he was responsible for administering the state's public safety communications program. He holds a certificate of completion in industrial electronics from the Helena Vocational/Technical School in Montana, and has completed coursework toward an associate degree in electronics at Northern Montana College.