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SMS Awarded Air Force Research Lab’s ARTEMIS VI Task Order

McLean, VA | January 18, 2024   SMS announced it was awarded the Advanced Research and Technology Enclave Management and Information Support VI (ARTEMIS VI) contract for services at the Air Force Research Lab (AFRL) in Edwards AFB, CA. This task order continues SMS’ seamless support to the Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL), known as Rocket Lab, for computer management services.

This 5-year contract is a recompete of ARTEMIS V, originally won by SMS in 2018. ARTEMIS VI is a $22.6M award under the Responsive Strategic Sourcing for Services (RS3) multiple award IDIQ contract.

“This award exemplifies the great teamwork and incredible dedication of our people on the ARTEMIS contract,” says Conroy Watson, SMS’ on-site Regional Director and Program Manager for ARTEMIS. “I’m extremely happy to be part of our ongoing contribution to the Air Force’s Rocket Lab and am eagerly looking forward to the next chapter of our close work with our USAF customers at Edwards AFB.”

Under this contract, SMS will provide IT Operations services (including Service Desk Support, VTC, High-performance Computing, Cybersecurity, & Asset Management) which address the complex scientific and business needs of AFRL.

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