Congresswoman Comstock Tours Local Veteran-Led Business, Klas Telecom Government, Whose Innovative Technology Furthers Military Readiness and Lowers Government Costs1 May 2017
Herndon, Virginia, May 2, 2017 – Virginia Congresswoman Barbara Comstock (R-10th) on Monday visited and toured a flourishing, local communications technology company, Klas Telecom Government, located in the 10th District in Herndon, Virginia. Congresswoman Comstock spoke with President and CEO David Huisenga, senior executives and a team of nearly thirty engineers, analysts and veteran employees at the company.
Klas Telecom Government, an emerging U.S. company, has grown from $8M to over $32M in revenue and doubled its workforce over the past three years. The company specializes in developing innovative, deployable communications solutions for government and military markets where ruggedization and low size, weight and power (SWaP) are required. Headquartered in Herndon, VA, the company is led by Navy-veteran, President and CEO David Huisenga. Klas Telecom employs military veterans and team members working within the Herndon, VA, Tampa, FL, Seattle, WA and Fort Bragg, NC areas and serves the U.S. military service branches, various government agencies, joint services, the special operations community and works with many coalition partners.
Notably, Klas Telecom’s latest innovation, the Voyager Tactical Data Center (Voyager TDC), deploys an enterprise-grade data storage network, with the highest compute performance per watt and storage per cubic inch available in the tactical market, in a rugged, airline carry-on-sized rollaway case. The platform provides major SWaP savings and replaces truck load of equipment, thus simplifying transportation, logistics and ultimately reducing the total cost of ownership for public partners. The new solution also helps with the U.S. government’s latest decrees for data center consolidation and footprint reduction.
With the FY17 budget finalized this week, following intensive deliberations on Capitol Hill, Congresswoman Comstock noted she was mindful of important and prudent investments both in defense and discretionary domestic programs aimed at providing significant cost savings over the long haul. Following a demonstration of Klas Telecom Government’s solutions and platform, Congresswoman Comstock stated:
“This innovative communication technology lowers the total cost of ownership, creating a real ROI of tax-dollars, while also addressing clear gaps in cyber security, data and communications integration, maximizing intelligence and safety for our warfighters.”
Huisenga also commented on the office visit saying, “We are so honored to have Congresswoman Comstock join us today to educate on us on how Congress is working to bridge the gap between military readiness and modern data demands. When I was in the service, I learned first-hand how important it was to have the best communication tools, not only to deter threats and keep us all secure, but also to help assure the safety of our warfighters. It’s one of the prime reasons, we work so hard here to build solutions and tools that are reliable, and provide the latest technology possible. As a growing company, we deeply appreciate the Congresswoman’s insights today to learn more about Klas Telecom Government.”
Congresswoman Barbara Comstock represents the 10th District of Virginia, one of the most competitive House districts in the country. She currently serves on the Transportation & Infrastructure Committee, the Science, Space and Technology Committee, where she serves as Chairwoman of the Subcommittee on Research and Technology, and the House Administration Committee in the U.S. House of Representatives. As Chairwoman of the Subcommittee on Research and Technology, Congresswoman Comstock has focused on cybersecurity chairing five hearings on the cyber threats facing our nation.
About Klas Telecom Government
Klas Telecom Government offers its customers a full range of low size, weight and power (SWaP) deployable communications solutions designed to meet the needs of government and military communicators in any operational environment. Klas Telecom Government operates and serves the U.S. government and military markets and is designed to handle U.S. Department of Defense requirements and contracts at all classification levels. Klas Telecom Government solutions enables communications operators to do more with less by providing highly capable tactical and executive communications systems specifically designed for ultimate ruggedization, flexibility and scalability. Klas Telecom Government’s capabilities include product design and configuration, network management, solutions development, fielding, training and end-to-end sales. Klas Telecom Government has dedicated personnel who are able to provide engineering and product support 24/7/365. Klas Telecom Government is a U.S. subsidiary of Klas Telecom, Ltd.
About Klas Telecom
Founded in 1991, Klas Telecom is an engineering and design company with over 25 years of experience developing innovative communications solutions for use in austere environments where low size, weight, power and ruggedization are required. With over 80% of the company dedicated to technology development, Klas Telecom is able to stay on the forefront of the deployable and tactical communications market. Klas Telecom operates in the U.S. and international defense, first responder, disaster relief, law enforcement and transportation markets. The company employs staff across four offices located in Washington, DC; Herndon, VA; Tampa, FL; and Dublin, Ireland.
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