Data Systems Analysts, Inc.

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Frances R. Pierce
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Location: Trevose, PA
Founded: 1963

Data Systems Analysts, Inc.

Frances R. Pierce
President, CEO and Chairman of the Board

Data Systems Analysts, Inc. (DSA) provides information management solutions that encompass program and knowledge management, business process reengineering, cybersecurity, data analytics, and systems engineering and integration. The company’s growth was fueled in part by a decision to transition from a subcontractor to a prime contractor role. Today, more than 95 percent of the company’s revenues come from prime contracts.

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One of DSA’s major contract vehicles is ENCORE II, in support of the Department of Defense. “Winning ENCORE II put us on a growth trajectory as a prime contractor,” says Frances R. Pierce, president, CEO and chairman of the board at DSA. “We have a large team of subcontractors, and we have positioned ourselves to be the subcontractors’ ‘prime of choice’ for the vehicle. We are completely transparent with our subcontractors and have successfully teamed with both small and large businesses to bring work to the vehicle.”

Pierce serves as a Maryland board member of Strengthening the Mid-Atlantic Region for Tomorrow, a nonprofit that supports STEM education and workplace development as one part of its mission. In addition, she makes herself available to mentor young women through the Women in Northern Virginia group of the Armed Forces Communication and Electronics Association.