Cornerstone Defense Added to Washington Technology Fast 50

Cornerstone Defense has been recognized by Washington Technology as the 9th fastest growing company in the Government market in 2020.  This is an annual ranking that celebrates the depth and diversity of small businesses in the federal market, recognizing some of the fastest-growing GovCon firms.  The annual rankings are a showcase for the government market’s fastest-growing small businesses.  This award is a direct result of our customer-facing team and our clients’ determination to get to “The Edge” of differentiated technology in the protection of our nation. We are excited and honored to receive this recognition and look forward to continued growth.  Here is a link to their annual rankings:  Washington Technology Fast 50.

Cornerstone Defense Awarded NSWCDD’s First Ever OTA

Cornerstone Defense is excited to work with Naval Service Warfare Center Dahlgren Division’s hybrid cloud team to enhance performance and data security.

Cornerstone Defense is Awarded First Ever NSTIC OTA

Cornerstone is proud to have been part of the 1st ever award of a NSTIC OTA to our client at the Naval Surface Warfare Center at Dahlgren. This OTA was based on helping our customer develop a hybrid cloud architecture utilizing a single stack multi-level security posture.

Cornerstone Defense Awarded Contract to Support NAVAIR’s Cloud and Data Security

Cornerstone Defense was awarded it’s first Navy prime contract.  This amazing achievement will be supporting the F-35 Joint Program Office (JPO), under NAVAIR, providing data ingest and traceability for their F-35 Data Lake.  

Cornerstone Defense Attends KubeCon NA 2019, San Diego, CA

The Cloud Native Computing Foundation’s flagship conference gathers leading technologists from leading open source and cloud native communities to further the education and advancement of cloud native computing.

Rich Domikis joins Cornerstone Defense

HANOVER, Md., March 4, 2019 (Newswire.com) – The Board of Directors of Cornerstone Defense LLC today announced it has named Richard Domikis as Chief Technology Officer effective March 4, 2019. Regarding this new opportunity, Mr. Domikis commented, “I’m excited to begin this great journey with the entire Cornerstone team. Cornerstone’s leadership and technical team are truly second to none. The commitment to the customer mission is evident in every area. Each member of the Cornerstone team is an important part of our future and working with this team is simply amazing at every level. My intent is to provide technical leadership, deliver customer-focused solutions and provide opportunities for  growth both on an individual and corporate basis.”

William Bradley, the founder of Cornerstone Defense, expressed, “Rich’s proven technical leadership, mission understanding, and history of delivering solutions will serve Cornerstone’s customers, partners, and employees extremely well. Rich is the obvious choice for the company based on his experience and vast technical knowledge of the DoD and Intelligence Community.”

With over 30 years of experience as a senior technologist, Mr. Domikis has guided critical solutions for the DoD and Intelligence Community. His work combines technical knowledge, mission operations, and business expertise, ensuring each solution is mission focused, technically viable and achieves enterprise business initiatives. Rich previously served as the Chief Engineer of Harris/Peraton. Prior to that, he served as Chief Technology Officer (CTO) of ManTech’s Mission Solutions & Services group. Over his long career, Rich has served as a senior technologist with companies such as Boeing, Raytheon, and General Dynamics. He has served as direct support to technology leadership at DIA, ODNI, NRO, NGA, and others, often working on large cross-agency programs.

Rich has a bachelor’s degree in Intelligence and a Master of Science in Space Systems from American Military University and is a Ph.D. candidate at Walden University in Applied Management and Decision Sciences. Rich maintains CISSP, PMP, International Law/Law of Armed Conflict and Use of Humans in Research Certifications.

Cornerstone Defense Wins SeaPort-NxG

Cornerstone Defense LLC
Contract Number: N0017819D7415

End of Period: 1/2/2019 through 1/2/2024
Contract Administration: John Snevely – 703.880.2697 direct, 703.244.8955 mobile, j.snevely@csdef.com
Business Development: Patrick Palmer – 703.691.5103 direct, 703.598.6695 mobile, p.palmer@csdef.com


Cornerstone Defense LLC is a small business prime on SeaPort-NxG. This contract is the Navy’s new electronic platform (replacing SeaPort-e) for acquiring support services that includes Engineering, Financial Management, and Program Management. The Navy Systems Commands (NAVSEA, NAVAIR, NAVWAR, NAVFAC, and NAVSUP), the Office of Naval Research, Military Sealift Command, and the United States Marine Corps compete their service requirements amongst many SeaPort-NxG IDIQ multiple award contract holders. The SeaPort-NxG portal provides a standardized, efficient means of soliciting offers from amongst the diverse population of large and small businesses and their approved team members. All task orders are competitively solicited, awarded, and managed using the SeaPort-NxG platform. Simply stated, SeaPort-NxG provides an efficient and effective means of contracting for professional support services and enhancing small business participation.

Cornerstone Defense Wins GSA MAS Schedule

GSA MAS Schedule  
Cornerstone Defense LLC
Contract Number: 47QTCA18D00ME

Period of Performance: 09/28/2018 thru 09/27/2023
Contract Administration: Paul Kumpf – 703.691.5104 direct, 703.786.7939 mobile, paul@csdef.com
Business Development: Patrick Palmer – 703.691.5103 direct, 703.598.6695 mobile, pat@csdef.com


Cornerstone Defense LLC is a small business prime on GSA MAS Schedule. This is a long-term contract issued by the U.S. General Services Administration (GSA) to a commercial technology vendor. Award of a Schedule contract signifies that the GSA has determined that the vendor’s pricing is fair and reasonable, and the vendor is in compliance with all applicable laws and regulations. Purchasing from pre- approved vendors allows agencies to cut through red tape and receive goods and services faster. A vendor doesn’t need to win a GSA Schedule contract in order to do business with U.S. Government agencies but having a Schedule contract can cut down on administrative costs, both for the vendor and for the agency. Federal agencies typically submit requests to three vendors on a Schedule and choose the vendor that offers the best value.