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About ODS

Committed to creating superior value for organizations in need of management and IT consulting services to enhance workforce productivity and achieve agency priority goals.  

Optimal Defense Solutions (ODS) is a Hawaii-based small business providing professional and technical services to Federal agencies throughout the greater Pacific region.  Organized in 2015, Our core capabilities comprise, but are not limited to, professional and technical service offerings for customers in need of installation/configuration, operation, and maintenance of LANs/WANs, data communications equipment, systems hardware and software and related infrastructure. Our service area extends throughout the Pacific Region, and our service capabilities are cost effective and can be readily tailored to the specific business needs of our customers.


SDVO TECH is a Service Disabled Veteran Owned Small Business (SDVOSB), as well as a Small Disadvantaged Business (SDB) registered in the State of Hawaii. Our niche stems from our ability to recruit Subject Matter Experts (SMEs) who understand the needs, wants, and requirements of our customers, and are able to deliver a full array of IT services to satisfy those needs. 

SDVO TECH is a Limited Liability Corporation organized by John Barnette in 2015. John is a Service-disabled Navy Veteran with more than twenty years experience providing strategic technology solutions to various government organizations within the Department of Defense.  As President and CEO of SDVO TECH, John is heavily involved in the day-to-day operations of the company, and is primarily engaged in assuring the delivery of innovative IT solutions that afford the opportunity for every customer to achieve their mission-critical business goals and objectives. 

At ODS, we believe that every customer deserves the highest level of attention and care. We also believe that customer service is the most important aspect of our business. The way in which we treat our customer is a direct reflection of the way in which we treat ourselves. Subsequently, we believe that the best attention and care that we can provide for our customers starts with our employees. Satisfied employees engender satisfied customers, which is why we take care of our employees first.

The strategy of putting employees first uniquely positions ODS to deliver the most up to date and functional technology solutions and application platforms in the world. More specifically, this technique enables us to attract and maintain the most experienced and talented industry experts, and pair their knowledge with best in class corporate and private services, to create a truly individualized approach to the services we offer. Furthermore, we’re able to identify and eliminate distractions in advance, thereby maintaining a customer-centric focus and dedication to excellence.

Corporate Mission
Corporate Vision

Our mission is to enhance the workforce productivity of our customers by providing efficient, high quality, customer-oriented service in a focused form  to solve specific technical and business problems on both a reactive and proactive basis. 

Corporate Vision
Customer Values

We deliver a level of attention and detail that is unrivaled in the IT industry, because we base our needs on what our clients value and benefit from most. As such, services are custom tailored to each client, with customized IT solutions enabling clients to meet their business objectives.

Corporate Values
Service Culture

Our service culture is built on decades of experience shared among skilled professionals uniquely positioned to provide best-in-class IT solutions to a global customer base. We reward performance, support professional development, provide career growth opportunities, and value each individual’s contribution to the success of our clients and our shared mission.

It Makes Sense

For many in the civilian and military defense contracting industries, emphasis is placed on what has been done more so than what can be done, or even what could have been done better. Here at ODS, we proudly display the history of what we have accomplished in the past, but remain focused on the fact that our continued success is dependent on your success. In order to succeed it is essential for us to train and maintain personnel in the latest and newest technologies and methodologies. By ensuring our personnel maintain expertise and awareness of groundbreaking and innovative new technologies, we are able to provide cutting edge solutions while enabling clients to later seamlessly transition into the technologies and applications of the future.

More importantly, as those of you who are in or have worked with military and government organizations will be aware, we are able to identify technologies which may appear suitable for civilian and defense applications yet can fail to deliver in key performance areas. Likewise, there are occasions where an application which may initially appear unsuited to specific areas of commercial or government use may in fact be the best choice for a given environment or set of circumstances. In each of these cases, we can identify, explain, and provide a comprehensive and detailed cost benefit analysis of established and developing solutions.

ODS invests and reinvests into both our corporate capabilities and the abilities of our personnel. In doing so we are able to bring you the highest levels of operational, technical, and regional capability available in any equally specialized shop. Contact us for more information on our programs, offerings, and availability in your area.

Optimal Defense Solutions (ODS) offers a wide range of management and IT consulting services in support of existing and mission-critical systems for Commercial and Government agencies throughout the greater Pacific Region. Our core focus is to provide reliable, innovative, and scalable IT Solutions that enable our customers to achieve essential business goals and objectives.

We are a Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Business (SDVOSB), as well as a Small Disadvantaged Business (SDB) employing state-of-the-art concierge level information technology services and solutions for customers desiring Subject Matter Experts (SMEs) who understand their needs, wants, and requirements, and are able to deliver a full array of technical competence to fulfill those needs.

ODS has over twenty years of industry experience providing cost-effective, technical solutions to a host of government organizations and commercial establishments. Our service offerings comprise, but are not limited to the installation, configuration, operation, maintenance and design and integration of systems hardware and software, and related infrastructure. Prior to service execution, we take careful consideration of what drives our client’s business, and develop solutions that are tailored to their specific needs.

We realize the significance of having the right technology and aptitude to keep up with the fast-paced digital disruption affecting the value proposition of existing goods and services in the marketplace. As a result, we feel that it is our responsibility to help our customers understand and embrace the latest technological trends and developments and build trust in our solutions. This customer-centric approach not only affirms our commitment to empowering our clients for success, but also affords us the opportunity to shape the growth and culture of their businesses and cultivate long-term relationships.

Our organization and personnel have supported all branches of the U.S. Armed Forces, in numerous capacities and venues. Our workforce comprises an assortment of incredibly talented and diverse individuals who proactively identify and implement solutions to problems and enhance existing client operations. In support of our staff, we incorporate an employee friendly philosophy that influences corporate decision-making at the highest level. Precisely, our philosophy is to take care of our employees and empower them to take care of our customers.


Consequently, our culture is one built on ownership, which is NOT assigned or given, but rather taken. We don’t appoint ownership. It happens when an employee comes forward and says, “I’m going to make this happen. Here’s what I will do. Here’s what I will accomplish. And here’s how I will measure progress.” Employees who take ownership naturally have the habit of exposing problems because they get in the way of their success. Correspondingly, these employees raise issues, research solutions, and ask questions — all because they want to succeed.

As we continue to grow, we hope that this principle serves each new member joining our team. For it is the ideas, skills, consistent effort, and good judgment of the many hardworking men and women of Optimal Defense Solutions that make us who we are and creates value for the customers we service and the communities in which we live and work.

At ODS, we are passionate about our employees and strive to provide them a positive work environment that rewards exceptional performance, supports professional development, provides career growth opportunities, and values their contribution to the success of the company. Furthermore, we are honored to serve our customers and grateful for their business. Our success is predicated upon their success. And by working in unison, we are able to help our customers accomplish more, go further, and do better. Past performance has taught us that people don’t do business with companies. Rather, people do business with people. Subsequently, people are and will always be our greatest commodity and most prized resource. It is therefore imperative that we continuously engage the people who are most important to us (our employees and our customers). Having said that, we welcome all inquiries into how we can help your organization reach new levels of success and performance.

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