BETHESDA, Md., February 13, 2023 – DSFederal, Inc., a government focused leader in data science and digital solutions, announced the appointment of Clement Chen as its new chief executive officer. He will join Sophia Parker in leading the company’s next phase of transformation and growth. Parker will remain as chairwoman of the company. Chen will be focused on achieving the firm’s strategic, financial and operational goals and Parker will continue to focus on the people side of the business including client relationships, partnerships and employee engagement.

Founded in 2007, DSFederal is focused on empowering federal agencies to achieve their mission by connecting the dots between data, policy, people and technology. The company’s highly specialized team, deep public health expertise combined with a broad technology skill set enables them to derive insights to help shape federal policies and decisions.

Clement Chen has more than 30 years of technology and systems integration experience in the government and private sectors including health care, energy, logistics and national security with a focus on data analytics and cybersecurity. He has held leadership posts as a naval officer, as a vice president at Lockheed Martin and most recently as the chief strategy officer and business unit operating executive for Leidos Health Group, a science and technology solutions company. During his 14-year 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.

At Lockheed Martin, Chen was responsible for driving innovative concepts linking technology development, business models and strategy. He was also a senior financial analyst at IBM earlier in his career. Prior to joining the private sector, Chen was a naval officer, specializing in surface warfare, engineering and operations analysis. Chen earned a B.S. in applied science from the U.S. Naval Academy and an MBA at the College of William and Mary.

“We are thrilled to have Clement join me in leading our company into the future,” said Sophia Parker, chairwoman of DSFederal. “He has a solid track record of successfully managing data and technology driven teams and his passion for making a difference in the world is aligned with our vision and values. Success for our clients is increasingly dependent on the ability to connect the dots and leveraging data for meaningful and actionable insights. Clement’s unique comprehensive skill set of strategic thinking, technical understanding, operational experience and adaptability will enable our team to continue innovating the way we partner with our clients.”

“I am humbled and excited to be joining DSFederal,” said Clement Chen, chief executive officer for DSFederal. “Sophia and the team have built a vibrant company that is poised to continue its growth and I look forward to working across this talented organization in delivering on the vision to improve human life through transformative solutions. Together, we can apply data science, analytics and technology in making the world a healthier and better place.”

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About DSFederal

DSFederal provides transformative technical solutions and strategic support for the Federal Government and for HHS. Our highly specialized data science team, deep public health expertise combined with a broad technology skillset and partnerships with innovative organizations in the private sector help us to connect the dots between data and people, delivering impactful insights with real-life applications.

Our firm is ISO 9001 certified and CMMI Level 3 for service and development, proving our commitment to consistently high-quality standards and ensuring customer satisfaction. Our highly experienced professionals partner with 50+ federal clients across more than 80 projects. Our people are united by one mission – to improve human life through transformative solutions.


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