HERNDON, VA, February 1, 2018 – Artel, LLC, has appointed Ed Spitler as Head of SATCOM after his return to the company following 4 years as President of Airbus Defense and Space Government Services. A seasoned veteran of the telecommunications and satellite communications industries, Spitler brings to Artel more than 25 years of senior executive-level experience in military, government, and satellite operations.
As Artel’s Head of SATCOM, Spitler will be responsible for leading all aspects of Artel’s SATCOM programs, including operations, P&L, strategic planning, business development, and technical functions. Spitler is well known in the telecommunications and satellite communications industries and is often called upon for expert advice in U.S. Government procurement practices. During his previous, 11-year tenure at Artel, Spitler held the position of Vice President of Managed Network Services, serving as program director on major satellite communications contracts.
Spitler has held key leadership positions at several major corporations, including Astrium, Vizada, ITT, Raytheon, and MCI. He spent 6 years active duty in the U.S. Army as a cryptographic and telecommunications specialist. He is the recipient of numerous industry awards, including the Washington Technology’s Government Channel Leadership Award and Intelsat’s Partnership Award. He is a multi-term officer on the Mid-Atlantic Chapter for Space and Satellite Professionals International and currently serves on the Board of Directors.
Artel’s JITC Test Team is First and Only Non-DoD Lab Team Certified to Perform Security Assessments of Cross Domain Solutions
Fort Meade, MD, October 2017 ― As a member of the Defense Information Systems Agency’s (DISA) Joint Interoperability Test Command (JITC), Artel has been able to leverage its competitive edge and expertise in the security testing of Cross Domain Solutions to become the first and only JITC Test Team certified to perform certification and evaluation of cross domain guarding solutions.
The Artel Team is the first non-DoD Lab Team to be recognized by the Unified Cross Domain Solutions Management Office (UCDSMO) to perform the Lab Based Security Assessments (LBSA) on cross domain solutions for potential inclusion on the UCDSCMO Cross Domain Solutions Baseline Technology List. This list is a validated products list of cross domain solutions and technologies available to the Department of Defense and the Intelligence Community. The National Security Agency (NSA) has granted JITC a provisional certification to perform the LBSA, primarily due to the 15 years of experience the Artel Team has in testing, securing and accrediting cross domain solutions, along with Artel’s knowledge and expertise of the technology, risk and threats associated with the DoD’s Enterprise Capabilities.