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About Us

 Founded in 2022

K2 provides professional technical consulting services for our U.S. government clients — wherever they are in the world.

Our expert team brings together former high-level government officials and top Fortune 100 executives to challenge the status quo in federal contracting, bettering outcomes for our clients and our communities. Our insider experience and outside-the-box mindset, combined with our commitment to traditional Hawaiian values, gives us a unique edge — the expertise to excel in a diverse range of industries, the creativity to adapt to rapidly evolving situations, and the drive to tackle even the most complicated projects.

As an 8(a) Native Hawaiian Organization-owned company, K2 receives directed, sole-source, non-compete contract awards from federal agencies, and we distribute a large percentage of our profit to support educational and cultural programs in the State of Hawaii. We also have contracting advantages to help our customers meet their requirements without a lengthy procurement cycle.

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Krilla Kaleiwahea 8(a) and NHO

Our 'Ohana

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Michael Krilla
& Rachael Kaleiwahea
1942 - Oahu

Peter's grandmother, Native Hawaiian Rachael Kaleiwahea, met Peter's grandfather Michael while he was stationed in Hawaii with the U.S. army. Six months after the attack on Pearl Harbor, Rachael gave birth to her first son — she drove the car, while in labor, as her husband illuminated the road with a lantern, since headlights were not permitted on the Island due to air raid threats.

Decades later, Peter and his cousin Jeffrey, who was born and raised in Hawaii, came together to honor their intertwined 'Ohana by creating the Krilla Kaleiwahea Foundation.

Meet the Team

Founders Peter Krilla and Jeffrey Krilla are cousins with Native Hawaiian roots and a blend of executive-level experience in Fortune 100 companies and high-level government service. They founded K2 in 2022 to bring the best of business and the beltway to impactful government contracts around the world.

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Value 01.


Our commitment to excellence drives us to continuously innovate and adapt, delivering sustainable and integrated solutions that make a meaningful difference for global partners and communities across the world.

Our advantages.

SBA U.S. Small Business Administration. 8(a) Certified

Native Hawaiian Organization (NHO)-owned small businesses have significant contracting advantages compared to other 8(a) small business firms.

$22M Direct Awards.

May receive direct awards up to $22M that exceed normal SBA thresholds and do not require a Justification & Approval per 13 CFR 124.506(b)(2)

$100M Direct Awards. Effective March 17th, 2020, may receive direct awards up to $100M for our Department of Defense (DoD) customers per the following class deviation


Awards cannot be protested.  There is no requirement to complete procurements to NHO before a direct award per 13 CFR 124.517(a)

No procurement competition. There is no requirement to complete procurements to NHO before a direct award per 13 CFR 125.506(b)(3)

Faster procurement via Alpha contracting. Prior to a solicitation, contracting officers can work jointly with the NHO to reduce procurement time and streamline the contract process.

Meet your 8(a) and Small Business Goals. Contracting with an NHO will satisfy 8(a) and small business contracting goals per 13 CFR 124.110(c) 

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