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Technology Support Services

Artel provides comprehensive systems engineering and management expertise to design, implement, and maintain end-to-end communications solutions for our U.S. Government customers.

“Artel provides personnel who can meet, and exceed, the expectations of a fast paced, dynamic environment like the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) environment. Priorities are frequently shifted in this dynamic environment and Artel personnel remain flexible and professional — with a willingness to get the job done.”

“Artel provided excellent service during this reporting period. They have faced challenges with maintaining the legacy systems, working towards a new ‘to be’ state and have remained flexible as priorities continually shift.”

DARPA Business Support Services Contracting Officer

  • Modeling and simulation
  • Requirements analysis
  • Concepts of operation
  • Test and evaluation
  • Implementation and maintenance
  • Test and evaluation
  • Interface development
  • System integration and data migration
  • Vulnerability assessments
  • 24x7x365 three-tiered Help Desk support
  • Network analysts/on-watch technicians
  • Real-time performance monitoring and reporting
  • Troubleshooting and issue resolution

FEMA Case Study #1: Disaster Response Capabilities

The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) needed a partner to support its core mission of rapidly responding to a variety of crisis scenarios that directly affect the functioning and survivability of our Nation’s people and/or critical resources. For more than 10 years, Artel supported FEMA’s mission-critical systems that required technical expertise and rapid response for emergency, disaster, and post-disaster efforts. We deployed and commissioned communications and IT systems at Joint Field Offices (JFOs) to reconstitute communications infrastructure after both natural and man-made disasters.

During the period of performance, Artel responded to more than 400 disasters, including Hurricane Katrina, typhoons in Guam and the Marianas, and tornadoes and floods in the U.S. covering states from Mississippi to Maine. Our personnel deployed, installed, operated, and maintained communications systems supporting a regular base of 17,000 users, which expanded to as many as 60,000 users and more than 500 file servers during emergency operations.

Artel’s key support activities for FEMA included:

  • Network Design
  • Certification & Accreditation Support
  • Security Monitoring and Management
  • Fault Management
  • Configuration Management
  • Accounting Management
  • Performance Management
  • Security Management
  • COMSEC Custodian Support
  • COMSEC Tier I, II, and III Support

FEMA Case Study #2: Logistics Support

While Artel was engaged with FEMA, the Agency requested technical and O&M support for its Logistic Information Management Systems (LIMS). Artel provided systems administration, operation, maintenance, modification, data analysis, and other technical support functions to ensure FEMA mission readiness.

During the program, the Government decided to consolidate a number of stand-alone units from various server rooms into a single data center at Mount Weather, VA. Artel migrated 113 servers, 44 peripheral devices, 35 server racks and accessories, and miles of cables well within the scheduled timeframe.

Charles Estep, FEMA Systems Management Supervisor, wrote to our program lead, “Your expertise as a systems manager was crucial to meeting the aggressive timeline for completion of this project and showed beneficial as there were many instances we needed to ‘think on our feet’ during the various server migrations. Your knowledge of networking and the efforts you took coordinating with the NOC, and various other groups, ensured each individual migration went as close to plan as possible. Last, we truly appreciate your ‘Can Do’ attitude…During this project, your expertise was essential and there was no task you wouldn’t tackle. Your work on this project is greatly appreciated and was a direct reason this project was completed successfully in half the time allotted.”

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