Developing technical manuals documentation, publications, and training.


Secure software for protection of critical asset.


Developing state-of-the-art secure software


Researching and developing
virtual world technology and tool sets

CFT specializes in providing Integrated Logistical Support (ILS) for U.S. Navy and U.S. Air Force aviation.  Includes program management, financial management, developing technical drawings and publications, Interactive Electronic Technical Manuals (IETMs), configuration management, records management, classroom and Computer based training.

Technical Manuals and Publications:

CFT professionals are former servicemen and women that specialize in the design, writing, illustration and production of technical manuals to meet Navy and Air Force client specifications. We provide ILS in accordance with DoD and Industry Standards including:

  • Drawing Packages
  • Operations & Maintenance Manuals
  • Interactive Electronic Training Manuals (IETM’s)
  • ‍Software Operator Manuals (SOM’s)
  • ‍Training Guides
  • ‍Pocket Checklist
  • Technical Specifications and Reports
  • Provisioning Technical Documents
  • Schematics

CFT Capabilities:

CFT’s  capability includes the conversion of existing documentation and associated manufacturer and commercial manuals into required formats. CFT has the expertise to ensure that these formats are compatible with, and executable by the appropriate system hardware

  • Scan and Digitize Technical Documents
  • High Definition photography /AutoCAD /Visio
  • Configuration Management
  • Review and update Technical Data Packages
  • Generate Test and Troubleshooting Procedures
  • Operate and Maintain Technical Library
  • Technical Specifications and Reports
  • Records Managment

Compendium’s CYBER Security Practice understands the importance and particular needs of the Department of Defense (DoD) and Federal Government agencies to comply with FISMA, and NIST requirements, policies, mandates and guidelines for enterprise-wide CYBER Security. Our CYBER Security Certified Information System Security Professionals (CISSP) are experts in implementing, assessing, and monitoring federal requirements and guidelines. We tailor our CYBER Security engagements to meet individual client’s cyber security requirements and mandated federal reporting processes.

CFT is supporting the National Security Mission by developing secure environments through software security validation, Cyber Security management, secure web based application validation and development. Compendium protects National Security information for our clients by maintaining regulatory compliance through implementing Cyber Security Defense strategies that go beyond firewalls that can easily be penetrated.

CFT can deliver a comprehensive set of consulting services

Cyber Security Solutions

  • Security Governance
  • Security Architecture and Design
  • Risk Assessment Management
  • Cyber Security Incident/Intrusion Detection, Protection and Response
  • Identity Credential and Access Management
  • Security Plans and Procedures
  • Security Awareness and Training
  • Ethical Hacking Penetration Testing Red/Blue Team
  • Social Engineering
  • Independent Verification and Validation of Security Controls
  • (NIST SP 800-53 and 53A)
  • FISMA data collection, recording and Reporting
  • Security appliance implementation, integration, and management
  • Network Intrusion Analysis
  • Enterprise Forensic Analysis
  • Assessment and Authorization
  • Secure Software Analysis and Design
  • Secure software requirements specifications
  • Supporting information
  • Systems Security Plans (SSPs)

Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition (SCADA) Industrial Control Systems (ICS)

  • Develop SCADA ICS Security Architecture
  • Integrate Security into SCADA ICS
  • Create design, and modify hardware software as required to meet SCADA ICSS interface requirements.

Our Service Oriented Architecture (SOA) experience is focused on business logic and data management services implemented in the SOA Application Layer, so as to permit reuse and discovery services by third party applications. CFT’s Subject Matter Experts (SME’s) and proven expertise combine to architect, prototype, integrate, and deploy Agile software and SOA solutions using commercial best practices and NIST guidelines to meet federal web based secure IT requirements. Our engineers have the expertise to develop and integrate new GOTS and COTS solutions. We employ rapid develop techniques such as prototyping and quickly respond to special “one-of-a-kind” or “one-off” requirements. Compendium has taken numerous white board concepts to fielded solutions.

Using state-of-the-art Agile software development methods and implementing development technologies such as CORBA, Java™ and EJB, and Web based markup languages such XML, and HTTP; exemplifies Compendium’s commitment in providing cost effective secure software development. Services include:

  • Analyzing and providing solutions for customer software application requirements;
  • Engineering, Designing, Implementing, Developing, testing and life cycle management of customer Software Applications through the entire SDLC process
  • Implementing information systems/software and hardware best CYBER security practices in the SDLC.
  • Installing and upgrading in production Software in operational environments

The CFT Development Lab was stood up in 2016 for the purpose of researching and developing new technology tools and techniques. This includes the transformative development of new interactive and virtual technology applications to satisfy emerging client requirements for advanced electronic training and communications.

Fresh ideas are transformed into practical innovative technology when based on solid experience and evidence. CFT’s Development Lab leverages CFT’s hands-on experience, in-house subject matter technical expertise, industry and academic partnerships to develop and test advanced  technology resources for the DoD to be used in mission critical weapon system applications.

The CFT Development Lab promotes and channels new approaches with a focus on development through science, technology, and innovation. Leveraging the latest in advanced technology and applied research, CFT’s Development Lab works on developing blended learning techniques with cloud computing and  cybersecurity for mobile technology. New training data products, training software, are being researched and developed for serious gaming and virtual instructional tours.

Our Objectives

CFT's management team brings to our clients strategic, corporate, and military backgrounds, and experience. Our project delivery teams consisting of former military, pride themselves on delivering a high level of service more innovative and agile than that of larger corporate companies”, as demonstrated by our excellent client reviews and CPARS. We get the tough jobs done right the first time.

Our expertise

Our delivery teams are carefully assembled for project tasking, and will be comprised of staff with diverse corporate and military experiences. CFT’s staff represent many years of service supporting our nation's Department of Defense in worldwide engagements.

CFT employees possess subject matter expertise in supporting Federal Government – DoD, U.S. Navy, U.S. Air Force and Homeland Security requirements for technical, engineering, and administrative services and projects. We offer a range of leading computer technology development and services to our clients that are designed to deliver maximum business value to support C5ISR, Aviation Integrated Logistics, Cyber Security and other environments. Using advanced software toolsets and experienced subject matter resources, CFT is able to support CONUS, as well as OCONUS rapid response requirements.

Our clients


Captain John O'Connell USN (Ret)

CEO and President

Mr. O’Connell is a retired Navy Captain and former pilot, with over 20 years of Navy Program Management experience at NAVAIR and SPAWAR. His last tour of duty was as acting Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Navy for C4I/EW/Space at the Pentagon. John currently manages CFT’s day to day operations and contracts to support the U.S. Navy, SPAWAR, NAVAIR and the U.S. Air Force.

SeaPort-e is the U.S. Navy’s electronic platform for acquiring support services in 22 functional areas including Engineering, Financial Management, and Program Management. The Navy Systems Command (NAVSEA, NAVAIR, SPAWAR, NAVFAC, and NAVSUP), the Office of Naval Research, the United States Marine Corps (USMC), and the Defense Threat Reduction Agency (DTRA) compete their service requirements amongst 1800+ SeaPort-e IDIQ multiple award contract holders. This includes Compendium Federal Technology.

The objective of these Multiple Award Contracts (MACs) is to provide government managers with timely high quality services for a reasonable price maximizing innovation and cost reduction initiatives. All Task Orders placed against MAC contracts must fall with the general scope defined in the basic MAC Contracts.

More information on the SeaPort-e Contract vehicle can be found at:
Navy Seaport Website
General FAQs
FAQs for Government Users

Compendium Federal Technology is a
prime contractor qualified in all zones (1-7) and functional areas.


Our quality program incorporates strong leadership committed to quality performance, defined processes for all SeaPort-e activities, qualified, competent personnel employing professional workmanship, open communications internally and externally to the customer, and delivery of products and services that meet customer requirements.  Our management team continually evaluates performance based on technical approach, cost savings, timeliness and continuous process improvements.  Quality improvement is a continuous process and can only be achieved by the ongoing commitment to quality by each individual in the organization.  We develop measurement programs that will monitor whether our work is being performed according to plan, identify abnormalities, look for the cause of the abnormalities, and then correct our processes to prevent their reoccurrence.Responsiveness and cooperation with the customer has always been a key aspect of CFT’s approach to engineering services.  

First and foremost in our management approach is constant communications with the customer to ensure that we fully understand the requirements and that we keep our customers informed on our progress. CFT’s approach to problem resolution begins with constant communications with our customers to identify potential problems early.  This interface philosophy has proven to resolve problems early thus avoiding unnecessary delays.  If, however, an issue cannot be addressed at the engineering staff level, the Task Order Manager will be informed. The Task Order Manager will provide a formal response to the Navy Contracting Officer that will include as a minimum:  the nature of the problem; how or why the problem occurred; recommended corrective actions; consequences/impacts; and actions to prevent reoccurrence.  We will then work with the cognizant Government lead to develop recovery plans to minimize any impacts to milestones, delivery dates, or deliverable documentation.

Compendium Federal Technology, LLC, (CFT) is a Certified Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Business (SDVOSB) technology services and staffing support provider, with years of outstanding performance serving Federal Government clients. The company has earned the reputation of turning challenges into technical approaches and solutions that deliver high quality and value

Compendium Federal Technology. LLC
Lexington Park, MD 20653

Phone: 240-725-0210
Fax: 703-842-8820 

Business Development
Neal Cohen Vice President
Phone: 301-651-9704


Fed ID 26-0707887, DUNS 832799535,  CAGE CODE 5UCD0


Finding the ‘Right Solution’ for our clients starts with hiring high performing, talented people that are motivated for personal achievement and customer satisfaction. It’s the innovative and creative work environment that challenges and inspires us. One of CFT's most important company objectives is to cultivate and assist in developing exciting career plans for our employees. We encourage professional growth and team success as our clients demand results. If you are looking for a company that challenges, encourages, and facilitates  professional growth, then Compendium Federal Technology is the ‘Right Choice’ for your future. 

CFT Employee Benefits Overview

Compendium Federal Technology attracts employees by offering highly competitive salaries and a wide range of benefits. It starts with a customized approach to professional development and retirement. Our benefit plans are designed to retain our most important assets - our employees!

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