2006 Fast 50

44: Artel Inc.
Location: Reston, Va.
Annual growth rate: 60.34%
2005 Revenue: 149,787,830
2004 Revenue: 110,400,000
2003 Revenue: 101,502,939
2002 Revenue: 41,677,803
2001 Revenue: 22,661,313
Leadership: Abbas Yazdani, CEO and founder
Number of employees: 198
Website: www.artelinc.com
Lines of business: Systems integration
Major customers: Homeland Security Department, Treasury Department, Interior Department, Federal Emergency Management Agency, General Services Administration, Defense Information Systems Agency, Nuclear Regulatory Commission, National Communication System, Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency, Army, Air Force, U.S. Courts, Navy and U.S. Customs
Major contracts/projects: Artel is one of several contractors working on the $1 billion DISA Next Generation Engineering contract for global scientific, engineering, integration and technical services. Artel has provided enterprise design, integration and consolidation work on DISRonline, which is the Defense Department''s online repository of IT standards and services.