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”.
HERNDON, VA, February 17, 2020 — Artel, LLC appointed Karen Randolph to the Artel management team as Director of Human Resources (HR). With almost 15 years of progressive HR experience in both Government and commercial industries, Karen comes to Artel from MITRE Corporation, where she served as Employee Relations (ER) Lead. During her tenure there, Karen partnered with leadership to proactively identify and address ER challenges, investigate and manage conflict, and develop and implement corporate policies that aligned with the organization’s human capital management and culture initiatives.
As a Human Resources Business Partner at CGI Technologies and Sprint Corporation, Karen collaborated with Centers of Excellence and business unit leadership to implement comprehensive human capital strategies that achieved organizational goals, improved employee engagement and retention metrics, and enhanced the employee experience. In addition to a Master of Science degree in Human Resource Management, Karen is a Society for Human Resource Management Senior Certified Professional (SHRM-SCP) as well as a certified Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR).