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A fluid, responsive task-oriented team of professionals dedicated to the success of your next project or mission.

Optimal Defense Solutions provides capable, experienced, and trained personnel who are well versed in operations across both civilian and military applications. We’re a goal-oriented team of professionals able to help your organization reach new heights.

Optimal Defense Solutions is an organization capable of managing the diverse needs of compartmentalized organizations and structures, operating across disciplines to provide best in class support, service, and full life cycle management. We are able to build on success after success due to the unique talents our organization cultivates. Former military personnel are trained to understand what can at times appear to be unreasonable or backwards expectations of their civilian counterparts, and civilians are trained to work with what they can also sometimes view as backwards or unreasonable expectation on part of their military counterparts.

In many ways it is not only the expertise of ODS personnel that makes the difference in our projects, but also the ability of our staff to seamlessly integrate into and interact with existing organizations and staff at contract sites and elsewhere. Our capabilities include the following areas of expertise.

Company Structure:
Limited Liability Corporation, established 2015

John Barnette, President and Owner, CEO

Professional License, State of Hawaii:

Core Competencies/Specialization:
Program Management, Staffing Services, and Installation, configuration, operation, and maintenance of LANs/WANs, data communications equipment, computer hardware/software and related infrastructure.

Small Business Certifications:

  • Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Business (SDVOSB)

  • Small Disadvantaged Business (SDB)

  • Minority-Owned Business

Government Database Information:
DUNS Number – 079930372
CAGE Code – 7FMB3

NAICS Codes:
541511 – Custom Computer Programming Services
541512 – Computer Systems Design Services
541513 – Computer Facilities Management Services [PRIMARY] 541519 – Other Computer Related Services

Capability Statement

Past Performance

Provided facility support services to US Geological Survey, to include light custodial, light facilities maintenance, assembly of components, sorting of materials, and the preparation of materials for shipping, in support of the Hawaiian Volcano Observatory (HVO) on Hilo, Hawaii. This work was necessitated by the eruption of the Kilauea volcano which forced the permanent closure of some USGS facilities and the consolidation of others.

As a subcontractor to Strativa LLC, ensured the delivery of IT, Visual Information (VI), and Administrative services to the Information Management Division (IMD) at Tripler Army Medical Center (TAMC), and the Warrior Ohana Medical Clinic (WOMH), with infrequent support services at Schofield Barracks Health Clinic (SBHC) and Ft. Shafter.

As a subcontractor to Wakelight Technologies, LTD, provided support for the maintenance and setup of Shipyard LAN (SYLAN) and Standalone desktop computers, laptops and mobile devices deployed throughout Pearl Harbor Naval Shipyard (PHNSY).

As a subcontractor to Native Hawaiian Veterans, LLC, configured, installed, operated, tested, and provided maintenance service support for five (5) multi-domain audio and video (A/V) and Video Teleconferencing (VTC) suites for Army Ground Intelligence Support Activity – Pacific (GISA-P).

Provided Personal Computer Support Services to Cornerstone Community Chiropractic, to include the installation, configuration, maintenance, troubleshooting, and repair of a SOHO network, computer equipment (printers, desktops, laptops, and tablets), and associated applications.

As a subcontractor to Ventura Technology Enterprises, LTD, provided Computer Network Systems Administration with specific support for the Automated Message Handling System/Defense Message System (AMHS/DMS) suite at USPACOM.

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