Transforming the Future of Enterprise IT

From cloud computing and artificial intelligence (AI) to big data and analytics, the future of IT has arrived. Government agencies are embracing disruptive technologies at an increasing rate to improve decision-making, take control of data security, and deliver superior mission outcomes. Are you ready to embrace the transformation?

As an SBA certified 8(a) company wholly owned by an Alaska Native Corporation, Compass Point is your strategic partner for streamlined contracting and procurement.

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Our Services

Compass Point delivers a broad range of skilled IT services to support a smarter, more connected government.

Big Data & Analytics

Turn data into insight and insight into action
  • Insider threat
  • Data governance and engineering
  • Database development and data warehousing
  • Data analytics and visualization

Software Development

  • N-Tier web application development
  • Multi-platform apps – desktop, tablet, mobile
  • Modular software designs that can scale with the mission

Enterprise IT

Modernize, scale and adapt your legacy IT infrastructure
  • Cloud and virtual computing
  • Enterprise architecture planning and design
  • Enterprise systems life-cycle support

Digital Services

  • Digital platforms
  • Mobility engineering
  • User experience / Experience-as-a-Service

Mission Life-cycle Support

  • Business operations and process reengineering
  • Technical program and portfolio management
  • Enterprise resource planning

Managed IT

  • Managed and co-managed IT services
  • Emergency management operations


Getting Closer to the Mission: How Edge Computing is Transforming Federal IT

Authored by: Carl Conner, Director of Enterprise Solutions

In an environment where “real-time” data processing is no longer real enough, edge computing is quickly becoming an invaluable technical resource across the federal government. In this article, I’ll review the four major types of edge computing, their key benefits, and how they can be applied in real-world settings in the federal government.

About Us

Compass Point is a small disadvantaged business wholly owned by an Alaska Native Corporation (ANC).

At Compass Point, we are committed to helping government agencies modernize their IT infrastructure and systems to drive innovation and value. Our team of experts deliver highly specialized, data-centric services across government enterprises.

Compass Point is a proud 8(a) contract holder on the ITES-3S contract (W52P1J-18-D-A105), an Indefinite Delivery Indefinite Quantity (IDIQ) contract that includes a full range of services and solutions necessary for the Army to satisfy its enterprise IT requirements. Click here to learn more.


Our Services

Compass Point delivers a broad range of skilled IT services to support a smarter, more connected government.

ISO 9001:2015 certification

Compass Point Federal is committed to emerging technologies, process improvement, sound management principles and quality service as clearly demonstrated by our ISO 9001:2015 certification (QSR-1139. The certification is held at 2553 Dulles View Drive, Suite 700, Herndon, VA 20171.)

Compass Point Leadership



Barry Smallwood

President, Emerging Markets Group, Akima

Barry Smallwood is President of Akima’s Emerging Markets Group, which is a portfolio of companies focused on bringing transformational IT services to the Federal sector. Barry has over twenty years of experience in the computer systems engineering field. His career started in the private sector in 1987 as a systems engineer, designing and supporting field computer systems for a civil engineering firm. In 1993, Barry accepted a job in the local county government providing systems engineering support for their IT systems. In 1999, Barry joined the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) as a contractor for the Office of Special Intelligence; he was then hired by the DEA in 2001 to lead the Office of Special Intelligence System Engineering and Development unit. In July 2010, Barry was promoted to Associate Deputy Assistant Administrator (Chief of Operations, Engineering and Development of the Office of Information Systems). He holds a Bachelor’s degree in systems engineering from George Mason University.





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Come join an experienced, leading edge team committed to excellence and results. Compass Point offers a challenging and rewarding work environment, competitive salary and benefits, and a wide variety of career development opportunities. Our online employment search and application process provides a quick, simple method to search open positions and submit your application or resume.

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2553 Dulles View Drive
Suite 700
Herndon, VA, 20171
Phone: 571-323-5582


General Manager
Barry Smallwood
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