Akima supports a diverse portfolio of operating companies with one strategic goal: enabling superior outcomes for our customers’ missions. Together with its operating companies, Akima represents an uncommonly broad array of specialized talents, technologies, domain expertise, and proven program success at some of the most visible and demanding implementations across all of government and industry.
Akima is an enterprise with 30 years of federal contracting experience and over 7,500 employees supporting more than 14,300 Iñupiat shareholders in the NANA region of Alaska. Akima provides the backbone infrastructure to support more than 40 socio-economically disadvantaged small businesses (SDBs) with mature business processes and shared back-office support services normally only found in a Fortune 500 defense contractor.
We leverage this infrastructure and the shared experiences of our operating companies to bring world-class solutions to U.S. Department of Defense, intelligence community, and civilian organizations in 46 states and 12 countries.
Akima is a subsidiary of NANA Development Corporation.
NANA’s 14,300 shareholders are the Iñupiat people, native to northwest Alaska. Many of our shareholders still reside in their ancestral villages, relying on the land for subsistence just as their people have done for 10,000 years. Akima understands the cultural and spiritual importance of this lifestyle that bridges generations and connects our shareholders to each other, to their ancestors, and to their land.
The Iñupiat have thrived in one of the harshest environments on Earth because their lifestyle is guided by three core values:
• Honesty and integrity govern our activities
• Commitments made will be fulfilled
• Everyone will be treated with dignity and respect
The same values that have kept our shareholders and their ancestors safe, warm, and nourished for millennia are now guiding Akima companies. This earnest approach to business has made Akima companies leaders in a diverse set of industries and allowed us to best support both our customers and our shareholders.