Clement Chen is the chief executive officer of DSFederal. He is responsible for achieving the company’s strategic, financial and operational goals as the firm embarks on its next phase of transformation and growth.
Prior to joining DSFederal, Chen was most recently the chief strategy officer and business unit operating executive for Leidos Health Group, a science and technology solutions company. During his tenure at Leidos Health Group he led strategic planning, mergers and acquisitions, business development operations and led the health and human services and commercial cybersecurity divisions. Previous to Leidos, Chen served as vice president, business innovation for Lockheed Martin where he was responsible for driving innovative concepts linking technology development, business models and strategy. Over a 30+ year career in the private sector with Leidos, Lockheed Martin, and IBM, his work has addressed a range of markets including healthcare, energy, logistics, national security, and telecommunications with a focus on systems integration, data analytics, business process management, and cyber security. Chen is a former naval officer, specializing in surface warfare and operations analysis and was an operational test director for naval engineering and combat systems.
Chen currently serves on the advisory board of Equideum Health, a Web3 person-centered health and research network solutions company powered by Ethereum. He previously served on the advisory boards of the George Mason University (GMU) School of Business and its Center for Government Contracting and was an adjunct professor at the GMU School of Business. He is a former member of the board of directors at the Center for Telecommunications Management at the University of Southern California’s Marshall School of Business. He has also served on the board of directors at the Greater Washington Board of Trade and on the National Security Telecommunications Advisory Council (NSTAC) Information Assurance Task Force.
He graduated with honors from the United States Naval Academy with a B.S. in Applied Science and earned an MBA from the College of William and Mary, graduating as a member of the Beta Gamma Sigma academic honor society. He was also a past winner of the Chinese Institute of Engineers’ Asian American Engineer of the Year Award.