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.

Contact us today to learn more.

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

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 Leadership

Barry Smallwood

General Manager

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.

Carl Conner

Senior Solutions Architect

Carl has over twenty years of experience building enterprise scale software development projects. His first international project was a production control system he wrote for Toyota in 1999 that tracked Just In Time (JIT) production of critical engine componts. He led teams developing systems for the Department of Commerce, House of Representatives, and State Department. In 2002 he joined the Drug Enforcement Administration as a contractor where he architechted a mission crictial system utilized by over 10,000 users world wide. In 2011 he became a government employee as a Unit Chief at DEA for the Concorde .NET project. Carl led the Sofware development section with eight teams of developers working in parallel on over 50 Concorde applications. He is currently working towards a Master’s Degree in IT Software Engineering at University of Maryland Universtiy College.





Join Our Team

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.

Compass Point is an Equal Opportunity Employer

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Contact Us

Contact us to discover how we can help your agency harness the value of today’s leading technology.

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13873 Park Center Rd
Suite 400N
Herndon, VA, 20171
Phone: 571-323-5582


General Manager
Barry Smallwood

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