HERNDON, VA, July 2015 ― Artel, LLC, has been awarded a contract to provide satellite communications services to the Social Security Administration (SSA). The total value is expected to be over $20M and includes one base-year of performance and four one-year options.
Artel will support the SSA agency-owned Interactive Video Teletraining (IVT) network, Visual Communications Control Center (VCCC), and the Social Security Television (SSTV) network. The satellite communications services include ongoing nationwide maintenance services of agency-owned equipment and software; leased satellite bandwidth and airtime; support services; on-site technical and project management support; technical training; support critical repair times and preventative maintenance; and equipment security compliance. These services will support initiatives served by five of SSA’s Deputy Commissioners – Human Resources (DCHR), Communications (DCCOMM), Disability Adjudication and Review (DCDDAR), and Operations (DCO), and Systems (DCS).
“We are eager to support our SSA customer in delivering their communications and training services and will leverage proven expertise to assure world-class operational performance,” said Paul Domorski, president and CEO of Artel.
The SSA has a staff of nearly 63,000 employees with an organizational structure of 8 Deputy Commissioner Offices. SSA maintains 10 regional offices and just over 1200 community-based field offices across the country. The field organization also includes 168 hearing offices and 29 teleservice centers. The agency’s headquarters is located in Baltimore, MD. The SSA is committed to making its electronic and information technologies accessible to individuals with disabilities by meeting the requirements of Section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act (29 U.S.C. 794d). Its comprehensive approach to Section 508 compliance ensures people with disabilities have access comparable to those who do not have disabilities.
Since 1986, Artel has delivered a full portfolio of satellite and terrestrial network communications and infrastructure, cyber security, risk management and IT solutions. Artel partners with Government and other industry leaders to enable customers all over the world to securely access and deliver content across all their networks and IT infrastructures―in every domain and environment. For more information, visit artelllc.com.