2004 Fast 50

39: Artel Inc.
Location: Reston, Va.
Annual growth rate: 61.60%
2003 Revenue: 101,502,939
2002 Revenue: 41,677,803
2001 Revenue: 22,661,313
2000 Revenue: 13,589,938
1999 Revenue: 14,884,007
Leadership: Abbas Yazdani
Number of employees: 180
Website: www.artelinc.com
Lines of business: Digital strategy, enterprise architecture, infrastructure development, systems and networks integration, information assurance
Major customers: Treasury Department, Interior Department, Army, Air Force, U.S. courts, Navy, Customs, Federal Emergency Management Agency, General Services Administration, Defense Information Systems Agency, Nuclear Regulatory System, National Communications System
Major contracts/projects: Artel was contracted by the Defense Information Systems Agency to provide information assurance and information security solutions. This contract, called I-Assure, provides for a full range of services, including certification and accreditation, engineering and integration, policy and compliance, training, incident response, continuity planning, disaster recovery, and risk assessments. ARTEL also won a $2.2B contract with the Defense Information Systems Agency to provide commercial satellite services to DOD. Under this contract, ARTEL provides satellite band width, teleport services, earth terminals, terrestrial connectivity, performance monitoring, engineering support services and host nation agreement support services.