Koniag Information Security Services (KSS), an Alaska Native Corporation (ANC) and Small Disadvantaged Business (SDB), is 8(a) certified by the Small Business Administration (SBA). Created in 2011, KSS is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Koniag, Inc. and is one of nine companies which comprise the Koniag Government Services Sector.
Our parent company, Koniag Inc. was formed pursuant to the Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act of 1971 and currently serves over 3,800 Alaska Native shareholders. Koniag, Inc. is headquartered in Kodiak, Alaska and operates subsidiaries spanning several business sectors and markets around the country, including: Government Services, Information Technology (IT), Natural Resource Development, Oilfield Services, Real Estate Services, Technical Services, and Tourism.
Please visit www.koniag.com for more information about Koniag's family of companies.
We leverage processes, institutional knowledge, best practices, methodologies, and technology to deliver the best solutions possible to our customers across the Defense and National Security sectors. We have demonstrated success working closely with our customers to help them achieve their mission better, faster, and more efficiently.
The KSS portfolio includes the Office of the Undersecretary of Defense for Acquisition, Technology, and Logistics (OUSD (AT&L)), Defense Commissary Agency (DeCA), Defense Health Agency (DHA), Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA), DoD Chief Information Officer (CIO), OUSD (Comptroller), Department of Homeland Security (DHS), Department of State (DoS), Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) National Academy, Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA), and General Services Administration (GSA); as well as Intelligence and Special Operations communities.
Edward O’Hare, CEO
Edward O’Hare joined Koniag Incorporated in 2011 as the company’s Senior Vice President of Koniag Government Services, and CEO of KSS. He has extensive experience in the IT and telecommunications sectors, including leading strategic planning and supply operations for government organizations.
After service in the U.S. Army, Mr. O’Hare began a long career in both the public and private sectors. His positions included Assistant Commissioner for the Integrated Technology Services at the General Services Administration (GSA) where Mr. O’Hare managed GSA IT and telecommunications contracts, which totaled more than $22B a year. In the private sector, Mr. O’Hare worked with government consulting contractors. Prior to coming to the Koniag family of companies, Mr. O’Hare served as vice president of business development for Dynanet Corporation.
Mr. O’Hare possesses more than 35 years of IT and government contracting experience. He also led the development of many groundbreaking systems, including the GSAAdvantage and GSAAuctions electronic commerce systems. He was proud to lead IT operations for the 2008 U.S. presidential transition.
Matt Carle, President
Mr. Carle currently serves as President of Koniag Information Security Services. Mr. Carle is responsible for the Company’s growth and operations with annualized revenue in excess of $33M. He has a primary focus on Business Transformation and helping organizations achieve their mission more effectively and efficiently. He has 20 years of experience in public and private sector management consulting, concentrating on strategy, systems engineering, organizational change, program management and information technology. Mr. Carle began his career at Koniag in 2012, leading the development of the company’s growth within the DoD Office of the Secretary of Defense, directly responsible for capturing more than $175M in directed and competitive awards in two years. Prior to joining Koniag, he worked in Program Management in both large and small companies for a variety of Government clients. Mr. Carle holds a Master’s of Science in En gineering Management from George Washington University and a Bachelor of Arts in History from Ohio University.
Adrienne Dunlap, Vice President
Adrienne Dunlap joined the Koniag team in May 2014, working with the management team to streamline daily operational activities, manage and grow KSS programs, and contribute to the development of KSS strategic goals and objectives. She is an experienced professional with expertise in proposal management, proposal writing, business development, and capture management for USG and commercial proposals.
Ms. Dunlap possesses a Master of Arts in Middle Eastern Studies from the University of Texas at Austin, where she was selected as a member of the National Security Education Program's Arabic Flagship, a program which included immersive language and cultural training in Egypt and Syria. Upon completion of her graduate work, Ms. Dunlap supported the DoD’s critical counterterrorism objectives working as an Arabic Linguist and All-Source Analyst.
Since transitioning to the corporate world, she has worked for emerging small businesses supporting DoD contracts to better support their Customers by optimizing business processes, improving operational efficiency, and ultimately elevating the level of service provided to Customer objectives. Ms. Dunlap achieved her Project Management Professional (PMP) certification in 2015.
Erin Crean, Director of Strategic Development
Erin Crean joined KSS in March 2015, as a Task Lead on the OSD DCMO contract, providing subject matter expertise to support Department-wide business optimization initiatives and investment management processes.
Erin graduated from Florida State University with a degree in Political Science. She has more than 15 years of experience managing consulting projects for both Defense and Civilian agencies, with a focus on improving and streamlining processes, increasing efficiency, and transforming business operations with the DoD.
Erin now uses her experience to help KSS expand its core capability offerings and implement strategies for identifying and capturing new growth opportunities.
Jack Downey, Director of Defense Business Innovation
Micah McKenna, Director of National Security Programs