Graduation day! DSFederal thanks the SBA 8(a) program.

From a rather modest start from a table at the Bethesda Barnes and Noble coffee shop, DSFederal has grown to become a leader among small Federal contractors, thanks to the support of the Small Business Administration's 8(a) Business Development Program. After 10 years as an 8(a) Woman-Owned Small Business, we are now proud graduates of this wonderful program that has leveled the playing field for so many small businesses. Thanks to the support of the 8(a) program, DSFederal now has:

  • 160 employees

  • Over 40 contracts

  • Over 20 Federal clients, including HHS, NIH, the US Army Research Laboratory, the US Army Medical Research Institute for Infectious Diseases, the Department of Transportation, the National Agricultural Library, and more

  • Contracts in seven states

As a mature small business, we look forward to giving back, by mentoring other small businesses and helping them to achieve the same success; while continuing our own growth and expanding into new areas of practice. Like any new graduates, we are eager to tackle whatever challenges the future brings, and we're delighted to embark on our new status as an 8(a) graduate company. From everyone at DSFederal: Thank you to the Small Business Administration!


Contract Vehicles

GSA Schedules:

GSA IT-70 (SINs 132-51 and 

STARS II (GS00Q17GWD2228) (For more information, please email our STARS II Program Manager at

Professional Services Schedule (SIN 874-1 & 874-7)

HCaTS  SB (Pool 2)

Other Vehicles:


CIO-SP3 8(a) & CIO-SP3 SB

FDA Integrated Services (IS) BPA

HRSA Technical Assistance IDI



VA-T4 8(a)


2019 Montgomery County Business Hall of Fame 

2019 NAGC Blue Pencil/Gold Screen Award of Excellence

2017 Montgomery County Chamber of Commerce Small Business Leader of the Year 

2017 Washington Business Journal Top Small Technology Company

2017 Washington Business Journal "Women Who Mean Business"

2017 Top 100 MBE


Certified Woman-Owned Small Business (#WOSB2000515)

CMMI-DEV Level 3

CMMI-SVC Level 3

ISO 9001:2015

DCAA-Compliant Accounting System