HERNDON, VA, September 27, 2018
Artel, LLC announced that three members of its management team have received the Office of the Secretary of Defense Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve Patriot Award. Service members may nominate employers “for contributing to National Security and protecting liberty and freedom by supporting employee participation in America’s National Guard and Reserve force.”
Artel employee Ashis Roy submitted the nominations to the Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve organization, which is a Department of Defense program. On September 24, 2018, retired U.S. Marine and current National Guard volunteer Patrick J. O’Connor visited Artel’s Herndon, Virginia headquarters to present the following individuals with this prestigious honor:
- Phil Nesbitt – Vice President of Business Strategy & Development
- Jimmy Hogendobler – Director of Terrestrial Solutions Capture & Architect
- Jim Kubisch – Director of Human Resources, Security & Facilities, Facility Security Officer
During the August 9, 2018 FCW Cybersecurity Summit in Washington DC, speakers such as Ron Ross (NIST) and Brian Gattoni (Dept. of Homeland Security) offered their perspectives regarding the future of cybersecurity. Program contributors included guest speakers from private industry organizations, who offered input from their technological standpoints.
Randy Billingsley of Artel, LLC’s Business Development and Capture Management team attended the summit and shared his feedback from the Government contractor viewpoint. “It was clear to me that there is a key factor to building the strongest possible cybersecurity practices and strategies,” he said. “Federal agencies need to do a better job of sharing cyberthreat information with the private sector if they’re going to defeat increasingly complex cyberattacks from nation states. We need to create and foster effective partnerships between industry and the Government. We need to identify, together, the most critical data points, how to protect that data, and how to share threat information among all data users,” Mr. Billingsley observed. “Collaborative partnerships ensure a more global understanding, and lead to the best solutions. The exchange of cyberthreat information between the Government and industry is the cornerstone of developing ways to protect against digital attacks.”