DSFederal named as a Finalist for SECAF Award of Excellence



Nick Foley, DSFederal



Amy Talley, SECAF




PRESTIGIOUS SECAF Award of Excellence

DSFederal Honored for Excellence in the Government Contracting Industry

April 3, 2018, McLean, VA – DSFederal today announced that it was selected as a finalist for the 10th Annual Small and Emerging Contractors Advisory Forum (SECAF) Awards. Winners will be announced at the SECAF Awards Gala on Tuesday, May 10, 2018 at the Hilton McLean in Tysons Corner. The event honors small and emerging government contractors and the players in the industry that rely on small business.

2018 finalists are named in the following categories:

  • SECAF Government Contractor of the Year (Under $7.5 Million in Revenue)

  • SECAF Government Contractor of the Year ($7.5 to $15 Million in Revenue)

  • SECAF Government Contractor of the Year ($15 to $27.5 Million in Revenue)

  • SECAF Award of Excellence

  • SECAF Government Project of the Year

  • SECAF Small Business Mentor/Partner of the Year

DSFederal is a finalist for the SECAF Award of Excellence.

“DSFederal is a proud member of SECAF, and we’re thrilled to be considered for this prestigious honor, as a finalist among other outstanding small contractors,” said CEO Sophia Parker. “As we enter our 11th year in business and our first year as a post-graduate company, we will continue to be guided by our founding IDEA principles: Integrity, Deliver Results, Everyone Matters, and Always Honor Our Word.”

"For the last decade, the SECAF Awards Gala has spotlighted the tremendous small businesses that are doing outstanding and innovative work in the government contracting community,” said Cameron Hamilton, Senior Managing Director at The McLean Group and one of the 2018 event chairs. “We are thrilled to recognize DSFederal, as it is a shining example of the tenacity, vision, and commitment that enable the community of small business government contractors to deliver excellence year in and year out.”

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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 and Small Business Person of the Year), the Washington Business Journal (Top Small Technology Company and Women Who Mean Business), SmartCEO (Cornerstone Award), and the Montgomery County Chamber of Commerce (Small Business Leader of the Year for CEO Sophia Parker). Clients include the Departments of Health and Human Services, Homeland Security, Transportation, Defense, and Agriculture, among others. Projects range from enterprise platform migrations to Drupal-powered websites to risk management studies to training solutions, with an emphasis on human health and safety. www.dsfederal.com

About the 10th Annual SECAF Awards Gala: The 10th Annual SECAF Awards Gala is the premier commemorative event honoring the small and emerging government contractors and the players in the ecosystem that rely on small business. The event, expected to sell out at more than 500 attendees, will be held Thursday, May 10, 2018, from 6:00pm to 9:00pm at the Hilton McLean in Tysons Corner. Tickets and tables can be purchased at: www.secaf.org.

About the Small and Emerging Contractors Advisory Forum: The Small and Emerging Contractors Advisory Forum (SECAF) enables the small and emerging government contractor to achieve maximum growth rates in a highly competitive marketplace. Providing members with business resources, access to influencers and government agencies, and advocacy opportunities and education, SECAF is an important resource for a growing company. SECAF also serves the medium to large government contractors, providing invaluable introductions to specialized small businesses that enable the overall contracting community to work successfully in tandem. For more information, visit www.secaf.org.


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 stars2@dsfederal.com)

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