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CWA Welcomes Prajakta Savant, PE, PMP as Technical Program Manager

January 6, 2020

CWA is pleased to welcome Prajakta Savant, PE, PMP as their newest employee. Savant will fulfill the role as Technical Program Manager. She has over 13 years of project management and consulting experience. Savant has experience in data networks, network switching/routing, CCTV, security, and wireless applications. She holds a BSEE from the University of Mumbai and a MSEE from Temple University.

CWA and Sology Solutions Sign Strategic Alliance Agreement

December 17, 2019

CWA announced a strategic alliance agreement with Sology Solutions of Richardson, Texas. The agreement leverages the capabilities of each company to address both design and integration of communication-based applications.

"We are excited about this alliance agreement," said Nate Niles, CWA's president and CEO. "Having the ability to expand our breadth of capabilities helps us address client applications better than ever before."

"The synergy of our combined experience with transportation, utilities, and smart cities markets will provide a new level of service to our customers," said Ed Christmas, Sology's founder and managing principal.

CWA is a communication system design firm providing consulting services to rail, bus, airport, and electric/water/gas utilities. Past projects have included wide area fiberoptic networks, positive train control communications, SCADA implementation, advanced metering infrastructure (AMI) systems, optical/ethernet network and VoIP designs, cyber security assessment and implementation, wide area Wi-Fi system designs, and distributed antenna systems (DAS) for public safety and cellular applications.

Sology is a provider of integrated technology solutions, digitizing spaces to make them intelligent and connected. Focusing on smart communities and transportation, the firm has experience with various internet of things (IoT) applications including smart streetlight control, digital kiosks, gunshot detection, and video analytics. Sology is a Cisco Premier Value Added Reseller.

Both companies are certified Minority Business Enterprises (MBEs) and Disadvantaged Business Enterprises (DBEs).

Niles is a graduate of both Pennsylvania State University and Harvard Business School and is a Certified Public Accountant (CPA). His background includes extensive senior executive experience leading middle market companies.

Christmas has more than 25 years of experience in the technology field. In 2008, Christmas had the vision to establish an IT system integration firm to capture the growth of IoT technologies. Christmas holds a B.S. in Marketing from the State University of New York-New Paltz and an M.B.A in Finance from Adelphi University.

CWA Names Nathan Niles President and Chief Executive Officer

December 3, 2019

CWA today announced that Nathan "Nate" Niles has taken the role as President and Chief Executive Officer of the company.

In addition, the two original company founders Elizabeth Clifton and Stephen Weiss remain with the firm, taking the roles of Executive Vice President and Senior Vice President, respectively. Todd Ellis, who has been with CWA for three years is now the company's Senior Director.

"We are fortunate to have someone of Nate's caliber and experience leading the firm," said Clifton. "We are growing and look forward to his leadership to successfully implement our strategy and take advantage of the market opportunities ahead. He is a strong communicator who is customer focused with deep leadership capabilities."

Niles said, "I am honored and excited to continue the successes CWA has attained over the last 26 years. I believe CWA will have an increasingly important role in designing communication systems for our transportation and utility clients."

Niles is a graduate of both Pennsylvania State University and Harvard Business School and is a Certified Public Accountant (CPA). His background includes extensive senior executive experience leading middle market companies. Niles and his family reside in nearby Radnor, PA.

Clifton, Weiss & Associates is a communication system design firm providing consulting services to rail, bus, airport, and electric/water/gas utilities. Their past projects have included wide area fiber optic networks, Positive Train Control wireless communications, SCADA implementation, network and VoIP designs, cyber security assessment and implementation, Wi-Fi system designs, and distributed antenna systems (DAS) for Public Safety and cellular applications.

CWA Awarded Project Management Oversight by FTA

October 31, 2019

Clifton, Weiss & Associates, Inc. is pleased to have been selected as part of a multi-disciplined team for the five year Federal Transportation Administration's (FTA) Project Management Oversight (PMO) assignment. FTA's Project Management Oversight is a continuous review and evaluation of grantee and FTA processes to ensure compliance with statutory, administrative, and regulatory requirements. The Office of Engineering, through the Regional Offices, performs oversight of grantee project management that focuses on the management of major investments (capital investment grants, rail modernization, etc.) in transit projects. Oversight begins early in project implementation, usually at the time of preliminary engineering. PMO contractors, who monitor large caseloads, following guidelines established by FTA, supplement FTA technical staff to evaluate grantee project management and technical capacity and capability to successfully implement major transit projects. They also monitor projects to determine whether they are progressing on time, within budget, and in accord with approved grantee plans and specifications. Other activities are also involved, such as design reviews, change order reviews, and value engineering.

CWA to provide Public Safety DAS design services for Newark Liberty International Airport's ConRAC Garage

October 30, 2019

Conrac Solutions has been awarded a Design/Build Contract to construct and operate a consolidated rent-a-car (ConRAC) facility adjacent to Newark Liberty Terminal One. The new 2.7 million-square-foot facility will be constructed on a 16.65-acre site with 2,925 public parking spaces and 3,380 rental car spaces to support ten rent-a-car brands.

CWA, as a subcontractor to the Design/Build Team, is responsible for the design of a Distributed Antenna System (DAS) to support Public Safety users. The system will support voice and data communications for police, fire, and EMS first responders.

CWA is pleased to announce the Newark Liberty International Airport Redevelopment of Terminal One Project

December 1, 2018

The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey (PANY&NJ) has awarded a Design/Build Contract to replace the existing Newark Liberty Terminal One, which is approaching the end of its usable life.

The Terminal One Redevelopment Program will position the Airport to meet the needs of passengers and airlines alike in the 21st century. The Program will replace the Existing Terminal One building with a new terminal building. The Program provides an open, modern terminal with ease of access to improve the passengers experience and the efficiency of their travel, as well as flexibility to grow and change with the increasing demands and the evolving requirements for air travel.

CWA, as a subcontractor to the Design/Build Team, is responsible for the design and Construction Related Services (CRS) of all in-building radio communication systems including Public Safety LMR (Land Mobile Radio), Cellular/Wireless and Wi-Fi services as well as Telephony and Data Networks.