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DSFederal scores multiple SECAF award finalist spots

ROCKVILLE, MD, April 3, 2014 Maryland-based consulting firm DSFederal, Inc. was chosen as a finalist for two Small and Emerging Government Contractor Advisory Forum (SECAF) awards that recognize the firm's commitment to providing powerful solutions both within and beyond the government contracting sphere. DSFederal is the only contestant chosen as a finalist in two categories: the “Award of Excellence” and “Government Project of the Year,” and now faces four other companies in each category.

The “Award of Excellence” honors a company's philanthropic efforts, business relationships, and workplace environments, while the “Government Project of the Year” recognizes a project that yielded significant value to the Federal government. The annual awards also honor the “Government Contractor of the Year (broken into subcategories for size standards), and the “Small Business Partner of the Year,” which honors companies, such as finalists Booz Allen Hamilton and IBM, that form mentorships and partnerships with small businesses.

“Our position among the top firms in the Washington, DC area is a shining achievement for DSFederal,” said DSFederal CEO Sophia Parker. “SECAF’s acknowledgment of our efforts at home and abroad reinforces our dedication to helping people around the world, and we will continue to expand our efforts supporting charities and providing innovative solutions for our customers. It is so true: ‘The more we give; the more we have.’”

SECAF’s recognition of DSFederal’s commitment to support both Federal agencies and NGOs around the world – from its widely successful Ladder Safety App to a company-wide effort to provide clothing and food to Afghan children, and to provide sewing machines to young girls to teach them to be self-reliant – reflects the company’s commitment to constructive citizenship, at home and abroad.

DSFederal’s contender for “Project of the Year,” the Ladder Safety app, exemplifies the company’s innovations that benefit far-reaching audiences. Upon its submission to SECAF, CDC’s National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) confirmed the Ladder Safety App as a critical on-the-job resource that saves lives around the world. The app is ranked among the top 9% most downloaded applications on the Apple app store, according to CDC.

About DSFederal: DSFederal is a woman-owned consulting firm that specializes in research support, enterprise IT solutions, business process improvement, and training for Federal government agencies. The company has received awards from the U.S. Small Business Administration (Top Woman-Owned Small Business), the Washington Business Journal (Top Small Technology Company), and SmartCEO (Cornerstone Award.) Clients include the Departments of Health and Human Services, Homeland Security, Transportation, Defense, and Agriculture, among others. Projects range from mobile app development to training solutions to customization of software and processes in support of multi-billion dollar efforts for HHS agencies.


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