HERNDON, VA, March 2020 — Defense Information Systems Agency’s Defense Information Technology Contracting Organization and the Commercial Satellite Communications Office (CSCO) HQ United States Space Force has awarded Artel, LLC, a 5-year task order to procure and manage 250 Megahertz (MHz) of Ku-Band Commercial Satellite Communications (COMSATCOM). The bandwidth will support U.S. Central Command’s (CENTCOM’s) Frequency Division Multiple Access and Time Division Multiple Access network architecture requirements within CENTCOM’s Area of Responsibility in Southwest Asia.
This task order allows for bandwidth surge capacity to meet emergent and contingency mission requirements at any location under the task order’s scope. This task order was issued under the joint CSCO/United States General Services Administration Future Commercial SATCOM Acquisition Program. Ed Spitler, Artel’s Head of SATCOM Programs, stated, “This recent win further positions Artel as the industry leader in providing COMSATCOM enterprise management services to the United States Government”.