Cloud-centric services for today’s data intensive environments

Our Mission

Today’s enterprise is awash in data—terabytes and petabytes of it. And a whole lot more is on the way. How do you decipher the information that really counts?  How do you keep track of where your data is and safeguard it wherever it goes?

These data-specific issues call for data-centric solutions. And this is the core mission of Cloud Lake. Combining data analytics and a deep understanding of business risk and cyber-attack technologies with extensive federal law enforcement experience, Cloud Lake teams work closely with you to quickly implement data best practices to break down organizational boundaries and achieve the superior, fact based decisions needed to transform your business.


Cloud Lake is one of the first in the U.S. to receive a maturity level 3 multi-model appraisal under the new assessment method, Version 2.0. Learn more…

ISO 9001:2015 certification (QSR-1139)

Cloud Lake 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.)


Critical Infrastructure Protection

Protecting your most critical assets

Protecting our nation’s critical assets has never been more important – or more complex – than it is today. As hackers get smarter and threats continue to grow exponentially, government agencies must take a proactive, comprehensive approach to critical infrastructure protection. Cloud Lake has deep experience securing information networks, delivering enhanced emergency management operations and ensuring agency assets are safeguarded before disaster strikes.

Emergency Management Modernization Program (EM2P)

When an emergency strikes, it is critically important to be able to quickly and effectively notify those who are in danger. Cloud Lake provides highly specialized expertise, capabilities, and technologies enabling DoD Emergency First Responders to protect the lives of an estimated 1.3 million military personnel, their families, civilians, and contractors stationed at U.S. Army, U.S. Air Force and Marine Corps installations across the world. Under the U.S. Army Armament Research, Development and Engineering Center (ARDEC) Emergency Management Modernization Program (EM2P), Cloud Lake provides engineering, design, information assurance, and 24/7/365 sustainment support to the DoD’s existing and next-generation Emergency Management systems for rapidly notifying installation personnel of hazards, threats, or emergencies. The supported systems include Enhanced 9-1-1 (E9-1-1), Mass Warning Notification (MWN), and Audio Visual Notification System (AVNS).

Enterprise IT

Transforming IT to maximize impact

From cloud computing and virtualization to agile software development and big data, today’s IT systems are required to be faster, more efficient and easier to use. At Cloud Lake we help agencies transform their existing infrastructure to reimagine workflows, enhance security and improve overall delivery.

Cloud Engineering & Virtualization and Data Protection

A “Cloud First” strategy is virtually a mandate at all government and commercial organizations. But security concerns and loss of control of data are barriers to any cloud deployment. These are concerns that Cloud Lake can eliminate. With our Cloud Protection Services, you’ll always know exactly where your data is, what’s happening to it and who’s looking at it—regardless of your cloud service provider. You’ll know what data to store locally, have it encrypted at all points to and from any cloud-based application and know for certain that it has not been changed when it returns on premise. Moving to the cloud is a strategic imperative. Look to Cloud Lake for the end-to-end data protection services needed to safeguard and streamline this strategy while ensuring its long term success.

Enterprise Architecture Planning & Design

Emerging commercial and government-developed technologies are key to moving today’s government forward. Cloud Lake evaluates, analyzes, and recommends ways to implement these next-generation technologies in a way that best aligns with an agency’s mission requirements. Cloud Lake’s team of experts conduct analyses including enterprise architecture integration, information assurance strategy, capability portfolio management, system bandwidth, and cyber security strategy. Additionally, we provide requirements analysis and definition, design, implementation, integration and verification of the interoperability interfaces.

Software Development

Whether you’re looking for mobile or web applications, or your project is on an enterprise scale, Cloud Lake’s technical developers will deliver tailor-made solutions to meet your mission needs. We perform cradle-to-grave software development using the ITIL Service Delivery model.

Insider Threat

Data-centric insider threat protection

With deep functional experience across the Law Enforcement and Intelligence communities, Cloud Lake provides our customers data-centric insider threat monitoring strategies and analytics, continual evaluation, analysis, reporting, response, remediation and employee awareness services. Whether an organic existing system or a new system, Cloud Lake leverages counterintelligence and behavioral assessment, security and information assurance to accelerate baseline insider threat programs while providing expert analysis and recommendations for combatting malicious insiders.

Comprehensive and Integrative Threat Management

Cloud Lake enhances data sharing capabilities across “stove piped” emergency management/force protection applications and systems. Cloud Lake identifies and disseminates time-critical incidents, imminent (internal & external) threats, and/or hazard information within the Agency’s Area of Responsibility to streamline information sharing through automation and analytical framework.

Network Defense

Today’s truth…it’s not if you’ll be hacked, it’s when. There is where Cloud Lake can add tremendous value to your organization. Working closely with your security teams, our Network Defense specialists can help keep the most sophisticated hackers away from your data even after your traditional defenses have been breached.

Data Tagging

Cloud Lake combines data tagging techniques with enterprise security best practices models to enable our customers to identify and classify information according to confidentiality levels, access authorization and other handling instructions. Information can then flow freely among highly restricted groups without fear of compromise.

Business Lifecycle & Mission Support

End-to-end support for your most critical missions

From technical expertise to program delivery, Cloud Lake offers comprehensive business lifecycle and mission support services to drive standardization and efficiency and increase operational effectiveness.

Program & Portfolio Management

As IT projects continue to grow in scale and complexity, the ability to manage projects across your agency’s portfolio becomes increasingly difficult. Cloud Lake can serve as an extension of your team, delivering the optimal mix of people, processes, and tools to ensure projects are delivering their intended returns and your portfolio is operating at peak performance.

Global Intelligence & Mission Operations

Today’s Global Intelligence and Cyber Command and Control operations require reliable, secure and uninterrupted availability of their IT and telecom assets – from the tactical edge to the strategic enterprise level. Cloud Lake has extensive experience providing 24/7 global mission operations support in support of Defense and Law enforcement missions, including for the Defense Intelligence Agency and Drug Enforcement Administration. Cloud Lake provides 24/7/365 Level I, II, and Tier III support out of its fully owned and operated Managed IT center, and leverages government-approved, provided, and accessible incident ticket systems which emphasizes ten key functionalities and mission capable readiness. In accordance with Cloud Lake’s corporate values and military hiring initiatives, Cloud Lake’s Managed IT center is 80% staffed by US military veterans as well as Guard members and reservists.

Technical PMO Support

In an environment where project failure can have a catastrophic effect on your mission, having experienced, technical project management support is vitally important. Cloud Lake provides knowledge-based services for our customers’ PMOs, and the PMO platforms upon which such programmatic and technical activities are built to become actionable. Cloud Lake develops strategies to support the efforts the program undertakes to increase the agency’s service demand, identify capabilities likely to grow in importance, recommend new technologies, and analyze operational data to enhance the current PMO capabilities and plan for the out-years.

Our Customers

Cloud Lake supports a variety of customers across the Department of Defense, Intelligence Community, and federal civilian agencies including:

• U.S. Army
• U.S. Air Force
• U.S. Marine Corps
• Defense Technical Information Center (DTIC)
• Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA)
• Department of Justice
• Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA)

About Us

Cloud Lake is a small disadvantaged business wholly owned by an Alaska Native Corporation (ANC)

Established in 2016, Cloud Lake specializes in developing and enabling our customers’ mission capabilities in emerging areas while optimizing business performance through advanced technologies and systems. We offer highly specialized, data-centric services that enable us to focus on helping our government and commercial customers quickly and cost effectively harvest, analyze and leverage the greatest possible value from the increasingly vast amounts of data they are acquiring and need to manage. Cloud Lake’s experienced staff is made up of 40% Veterans, with 85% of the company leadership consisting of Veteran, Minority or Female.

Cloud Lake’s strategic partners, and sister companies including Compass Point and North Edge Technology, are leaders in virtually every area of IT strategy, implementation and management.

Code of Conduct


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. 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.


The place to come for a rewarding career in Big Data. 

Big Data is one of the most exciting fields available to professionals today. Cloud Lake continually seeks motivated individuals with skills and work experience to support contracts nationwide. Our personnel enjoy a competitive benefits package and challenging roles. Our on-line employment search and application process provides a quick, simple method to search open positions and submit your application or resume. It requires that you have an e-mail address.

Cloud Lake is a Virginia Values Veterans (V3)-certified company

Cloud Lake is an Equal Opportunity Employer

We are committed to Equal Employment Opportunity and providing reasonable accommodations to applicants with physical and/or mental disabilities. If you have a physical and/or mental disability and are interested in applying for employment and need special accommodations to use our website to apply for a position please contact, Recruiting Services at or (571) 353-7053. The dedicated email and telephonic options above are reserved only for individuals with disabilities needing accessibility assistance. Please do not use the dedicated phone number above to call on the status of your job application if you do not require accessibility assistance or an accommodation. Reasonable accommodation requests are considered on a case-by-case basis.

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Cloud Lake Offices

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

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