Women's Leadership Conference: "Be the Change"



DSFederal CEO Sophia Parker and Web Development Director Nneka Hector attended the 2018 Women's Leadership Conference, held on April 14 at the McLean Hilton Tyson's Corner. Sophia writes that the conference inspired her to refocus on DSFederal's commitment to service--by finding ways to combat human trafficking and child marriage on a large scale; while also thinking locally by re-emphasizing DSFederal's commitment to reducing plastic waste.

As Sophia explains, it's easy to become overwhelmed with anxiety when confronted with the sheer number and magnitude of issues facing the world. But each person and each group can do something--something as small and easy as bringing a shopping bag with us to the grocery store; or something larger, by supporting organizations that seek to free trafficking victims in the U.S. and abroad. We're fortunate enough to be able to do both, through a waste-reduction initiative at DSFederal headquarters, and IDEA Foundation contributions to organizations that fight trafficking and provide services to victims.

Sophia has asked DSFederalers to consider stepping outside our comfort zones. “Why go outside of our comfort zone? Magic always happens outside the comfort zone.” With new contracts and new areas of focus for 2018, we're inspired by the idea of working outside our comfort zone, while remaining true to our mission of making the world a better place.

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Contract Vehicles

GSA Schedules:

GSA IT-70 (SINs 132-51 and 
132-56)

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:

CMS SPARC (JV)

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

FDA Integrated Services (IS) BPA

HRSA Technical Assistance IDI

PSC IDIQ

USAMRIID IDIQ

VA-T4 8(a)

Awards

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

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Certified Woman-Owned Small Business (#WOSB2000515)

CMMI-DEV Level 3

CMMI-SVC Level 3

ISO 9001:2015

DCAA-Compliant Accounting System