DSFederal's CEO Sophia Parker Receives Recognition for FDA Small Business Fair Presentation

Updated: Dec 9, 2019

The FDA Office of Acquisitions and Grants Services (OAGS) recognized CEO Sophia Parker for presenting at the 2019 FDA Small Business Fair in March. At the event, she shared DSFederal’s history, mission and milestones, including the company’s growth from a tiny group of professionals in 2007 to a 180-person firm with over 30 clients, including FDA.

Sophia was selected by FDA OAGS in March to share her story during the event’s Speaker’s Series. While she shared DSFederal’s story of growth and success, she also empowered fellow business leaders with tangible advice for growing successful businesses.

“Do your homework, be patient and when in doubt, ask,” were a few of the gems she shared at the event, which brought together FDA contracting staff, program managers, and small and large business representatives. Following the presentations, business representatives met with FDA staff to discuss upcoming requirements and partnering opportunities.

Congratulations, Sophia, for this special recognition! Thank you for continuing to share your wisdom and our mission with the business community.

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