Executives at the U.S. Department of Defense (DOD) needed to furnish satellite services to the U.S. Central Command (CENTCOM) in support of U.S warfighters in the Middle East and Southwest Asia. They looked to Artel Inc., a provider of information technology (IT) and managed network services located in Reston, Va., to meet that need.
Most areas in which U.S. warfighters are deployed lack the infrastructure for terrestrial communications services. As a result, the military relies heavily on satellite services to carry out its missions.
DOD executives awarded Artel two task orders, valued at more than $70 million if three one-year option periods are exercised, under the Defense Information Systems Network Satellite Telecommunications Services-Global (DSTS-G) contract. The DSTS-G enables the Defense Department, federal agencies, and other users authorized by the DOD to obtain global fixed satellite service bandwidth, as well as related satellite-based services and applications.
Artel will provide not only satellite connectivity, but also real-time, proactive monitoring and control over the day-to-day physical and logical configuration of leased bandwidth, earth terminals, and associated terrestrial interconnection resources.
More information about Artel Inc. is available online at www.artelinc.com.