News and Awards


Washington, DC (May 24, 2023): DAS won a major five-year award from Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) to support its data analytics and data quality programs. CFTC regulates commodity futures and option markets in the US as mandated by Congress in 1971.


Washington, DC (June 6, 2022): DAS continues to support statistical tasks at Internal Revenue Service including a differential privacy project with its partner Tumult Labs.

Washington, DC (April 23, 2022): DAS supports an Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Machine Learning initiative at a federal regulatory agency with its team of experts in advanced analytics.

Washington, DC (February 7, 2022): DAS supports Maryland Department of Information Technology’s five-year Data Management and Analytic Services effort as a subcontractor. Tasks include data management and governance, data analytics, machine learning and programming, and data program management.


Washington, DC (December 1, 2021): Procurement data science research: Many of the procurement research tasks completed in the last year are featured in this recent article written by CPO Shanna Webbers and former ART Director Andrea Kadish. Read the Article

Monterey, CA (May 11, 2021): Dr. Tim Hawkins, DAS SME in government procurement, speaks at 18th Annual Acquisition Research Symposium with IRS procurement data analyst David Gill. The title of the presentation is “How Long Does It Take to Award a Government Contract? Understanding PALT Timeframes with Big Data Analytics.” The symposium is held in Monterey, CA as part of the Acquisition Research Program of Naval Postgraduate School.

Washington, DC (May 3, 2021): Press release issued by our client for Projected Contract Award Date webapp. The webapp provides information on requisitions for new contracts. Using historical data of contract awards, this intelligent web app forecasts the number of days to contract award for requisitions in the IRS’s financial system. Press Release URL: Read the Press Release


Fairfax, VA (November 23, 2020): IRS has issued a press release for the procurement research partnership contract. DAS senior data scientists support this innovative and collaborative effort by working together with academic researchers and use data analytics to improve the agency’s procurement operations. Read the Press Release

Washington, DC (September 28, 2020): DAS is proud to announce our latest contract award with Internal Revenue Service. We are honored that the agency continues to trust our firm with projects that answer challenging procurement data questions using data analytics, machine learning, artificial intelligence, and other innovative methods and technologies. This project is a partnership with the government, industry, academic researchers and data science interns.

Washington, DC (June, 15, 2020): DAS received additional Statistical Consulting task orders from Internal Revenue Service to support its business efforts. 

Washington, DC (April 20, 2020): DAS received another subcontract from Mathematica Policy Research (MPR) to support Health Services Cost Review Commission. We have been performing a variety of analytical and programming work for MPR — ECMAD (equivalent case mix adjusted discharges) change review, performance based payment methodologies, outcomes-based credit performance measurement, quality performance based payment, and rate setting & medical economics analytics.


Washington, DC (January, 7, 2019): DAS was among the companies that won as prime the full and open SEC Quantitative Research Analytical Data Support (QRADS2) IDIQ (Channels 1, 2, and 4). Services under this IDIQ included quantitative analytics, text analytic support, capital market and financial sector data analysis, technical writing, database design and maintenance support services for the Division of Economic and Risk Analysis (DERA) analytical development environment.

Washington, DC (August, 28, 2019): DAS continues to support USDA Food Security and Inspection Service with analytical services in program automation and ad hoc reporting. 


Washington, DC (April 15, 2018): DAS received several task orders from our BPA with Internal Revenue Service to support its statistical analysis efforts.

Washington, DC (February 1, 2018): DAS received another task order supporting Securities and Exchange Commission under its Expert Consultant Services. Fast turnaround solutions will be provided utilizing SharePoint and Drupal for business process improvement.


Washington, DC (December 12, 2017): DAS small business joint venture, AMAR Health IT LLC, is the second highest grossing NIH CIO-SP3 Small Business Contractor.

Philadelphia, PA (October 1, 2017): DAS will support National Park Service with data analysis and, based on findings, recommend improvements for operations and programs.

Washington, DC (October 1, 2017): DAS won the Internal Revenue Services’ Statistical Consulting small business BPA to support Statistics of Income Division. Tasks will include analytical studies focused primarily on cross-sectional sample design and estimation, weighting methodologies, variance estimation, panel studies, disclosure avoidance, among others.

Washington, DC (February 1, 2017): DAS has been contracted by Mathematica Policy Research, Inc. to provide technical assistance to support the State of Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene (MD DHMH).


Baltimore, MD (October 5, 2016): DAS is among the winning teams contracted to support the Strategic Partners Acquisition Readiness Contract (SPARC) Program of Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services that provides information technology (IT) professional services. These services, that are available to all HHS components, include strategic, technical, and program management guidance as well as support services.

Baltimore, MD (July 15, 2016): DAS has been contracted to support Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) through the Unified Program Integrity Contractor (UPIC) to program its audit, oversight and antifraud, waste and abuse efforts.

Washington, DC (April 7, 2016): DAS has received several long-term contracts from Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) supporting their data analytics, dashboard development, and financial risk management. One of the task orders is to perform SAS automation and build a website assisting with release of market statistics.

Baltimore, MD (April 1, 2016): DAS continues to provide support to Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) in their Health Professional Shortage Area Physical Bonus Program providing data analysis using GIS and mapping tools.


Bethesda, MD (December 16, 2015): DAS served as a subcontractor supporting National Government Services on Program Support Center IDIQ Task Order Contracts. Services under this IDIQ include:

Policy Assessments/Analysis
Program Assessments
Evaluation Design Efforts, Evaluations, and Data Collection
Performance Measurement
Technical Assistance/Expertise
Data Analysis
Auxiliary/Support Services.

An individual task order may require services in only one or a combination of these activities.

Washington, DC (October 1, 2015): DAS won a contract with US Sentencing Commission to support its Oracle data extraction and warehousing.

Washington, DC (September 15, 2015): DAS received a continuation contract with Treasury to support its fiscal services department with debt collection improvement services.


Washington, DC (October 1, 2014): DAS was contracted by SEC to support efforts in Business Process Analysis and Knowledge Management. DAS partners with Oculus Group who has extensive system experience at the agency.

Washington, DC (October 1, 2014): DAS won two task orders from SEC QRADS IDIQ Work Category 2 to support the Division of Economic and Risk Analysis (DERA). Services include quantitative analytics, capital market and financial sector data analysis, design and maintenance services. The task orders support DERA with dashboard development and Credit Default Swap data analysis.

Baltimore, MD (October 1, 2014): DAS supported the Unified Case Management efforts as a subcontractor for CMS Centers for Program Integrity working in areas of program support, systems development, security assessment, training, and technical writing.

Crystal City, VA (October 1, 2014): DAS received a contract from Veteran Affairs to support the management and data analysis efforts. Several DAS staff provide services both in Crystal City VA and St. Louis, MO.

Alexandria VA (September 29, 2014): DAS was among four small businesses that won the USDA Food and Nutrition Service Retailer Integrity IDIQ. The IDIQ uses third party data and innovative approaches for fraud, waste and abuse in the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP).

Arlington, VA (June 19, 2014): DAS was contracted by E*TRADE to provide consulting services in SAS programming, code optimization, efficiency and training to achieve process improvement, cost reductions, and high quality performance.


Washington, DC (October 27, 2013): DAS was among the few companies that won the full and open SEC Quantitative Research Analytical Data Support (QRADS) IDIQ. Services under this IDIQ included quantitative analytics, text analytic support, capital market and financial sector data analysis, technical writing, database design and maintenance support services for the Division of Economic and Risk Analysis (DERA) analytical development environment. DAS supports Work Category 2 Quantitative Analytic Support working closely with SEC’s DERA.

Rockville, MD (September 26, 2013): DAS and its subcontractor Cahaba Safeguard Administrators (CSA) was awarded Health Care Fraud Prevention and Enforcement Action Team (HEAT) Strike Force Data Analysis Facilitation and Enhancement and Outreach/Education Compendium Initiative for CMS Centers for Program Integrity contract. Services under this contract include:

Developing and updating investigative guides/data templates
Collecting and categorizing instructional knowledge and training
Creating a central repository for easy access to documents gathered and developed
Developing, implementing, and analyzing the satisfaction survey created for agency partners
Creating a project overview presentation.


Rockville, MD (December 27, 2012): DAS supported Computer Sciences Corporation (CSC) as a Subcontractor for DHS Technical, Acquisition, and Business Support Services (TABBS) Domain 1, Track 1 in project management, engineering and technology services. DAS also worked with PotomacWave Consulting, Inc. (PW) as a subcontractor for DHS TABBS (IDIQ) Contract for Domain 2, Track 2 business management, financial management, and audit support. Administered by DHS, TABBS is a strategic-sourcing contract vehicle designed to provide all DHS components with specialized services to support their mission. It is available to any DHS contracting officer via a rapid, decentralized ordering process.

Washington, DC (August 29, 2012): DAS was contracted by US Department of Agriculture to provide advanced analytics support to help safeguard our nation’s food supply. DAS provided support in data and statistical analysis across the program areas of Food Safety and Inspection Service.

Baltimore, MD (August 15, 2012): DAS was contracted by CMS to provide evaluation and administrative services to Medicare Part A to Part B Claims Rebilling Demonstration Project. This rebilling demonstration allows providers to resubmit claims for inpatient services which were medically necessary but provided in a medically unnecessary/inpatient location, for payment of 90% of the Part B services.

Bethesda, MD (July 10, 2012): DAS, as a member of a joint venture AMAR Health IT, won the NIH CIO SP3 GWAC Small Business. Our GWAC supports government agencies in all ten task areas:

IT Services for Biomedical Research, Health Sciences and Healthcare
Chief Information Officer (CIO) Support
Imaging and Outsourcing
IT Operations and Maintenance
Integration Services
Critical Infrastructure Protection and Information Assurance
Digital Government, Enterprise Resource Planning and Software Development.


Washington,DC (August 18, 2011): DAS was named as an awardee by the General Services Administration (GSA) for its 8(a) STARS (Streamlined Technology Acquisition Resources for Services) II GWAC (Government-wide Acquisition Contract). The 8(a) STARS II GWAC is designed to promote small business utilization when purchasing information technology (IT) services or IT service-based solutions for the federal government. Industry partners were chosen for this contract who could demonstrate competitive pricing, technical proficiency, and industrial credentials. DAS currently delivers on direct Agency Prime contracts. As a Prime 8(a) contractor, this GWAC adds to the portfolio of solutions that DAS makes available to our federal customers. Accessing DAS via the 8A STARS II vehicle assists federal agencies in meeting directives around strategy, technology and operations.

Washington, DC (March 16, 2011): Dr. Dawn Li, President of DAS, was named one of 50 Women of Influence and Power by Minority Enterprise Executive Council. MEA Magazine hosted the award luncheon celebration at the Willard Intercontinental Hotel honoring successful women business leaders across the United States.


Fairfax, VA (December 2, 2010): DAS established a PMO (Project Management Office) for best practices in software development and achieved Capability Maturity Model Integration (CMMI®) for Development (DEV) Level 2 Certification for Software Development. Developed by the Software Engineering Institute (SEI) at Carnegie-Mellon University (CMU), CMMI®-DEV v1.2 is a process improvement model for the development of products and services, implementing best practices throughout the lifecycle from requirement analysis to design and implementation to testing and maintenance.

Washington, DC (December 1, 2010): US Sentencing Commission selected DAS for the development of interactive web-based system for its statistical publications. This system achieved the Commission’s vision to enhance its capacity to disseminate information on federal sentencing statistics, circuit and district-based sentencing information, trends in federal sentencing statistics and other relevant knowledge that may benefit federal, state and local criminal justice systems and help fulfill the Commission’s statutory obligations to disseminate information about federal sentencing practices.

Washington, DC (November 1, 2010): DAS won a five year GSA contract to support the Treasury in debt data management, analysis and modeling. DAS worked with LexisNexis for batch data processing and interactive skip tracing strategies. The goal of the contract was to improve debt collections by obtaining more and accurate data through skip tracing, data scrubbing, updating debtor status and debt scoring, as well as, using best practice collection strategies.

Silver Spring, MD (September 13, 2010): Social & Scientific Systems, Inc. (SSS) extended two subcontracts for DAS. One was the Data Management and Computer Programming Support subcontract with Agency of Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) and the other was the Data Collection and Analytic Report Development contract for Maryland Health Care Commission. DAS supported SSS in SAS programming for surveys and health care quality and disparity research and coordination for national programs.

Washington, DC (August 26, 2010): DAS formed a mentor-protégé relationship through DHS with SGIS that provided innovative technology-focused services and solutions to primarily DoD and DHS clients. More information about SGIS can be found at


McLean, VA (December 7, 2009): DAS worked with a leading marketing firm to provide marketing, translation, and video production support to promote Medicare benefits to the Chinese American communities in the US for the CMS.

Adelphi, MD (November 15, 2009): DAS was selected to receive the prestigious 2009 Top 100 MBE Award in the Mid Atlantic Region for its entrepreneurship, client satisfaction, professional and community contributions. A panel of distinguished judges chose DAS from fourteen hundred nominations. The host organizations were:

The Center for Business Inclusion and Diversity (CBID)
the University of Maryland University College (UMUC)
Southwest Airlines
Maryland’s Governor’s Office of Minority Affairs
greiBO Media
The Parren J. Mitchell Foundation for Talent and Education.

DAS President and Co-Founder Dr. Dawn Li received Maryland Governor’s Citation for her dedication in the pursuit of excellence for business, family and community.

Suitland, MD (September 22, 2009): The U.S. Bureau of the Census (BOC) awarded DAS a contract to support the American Community Survey (ACS) in data extraction and matching. DAS worked with partner LexisNexis Risk Solutions.

Fairfax, VA (September 09, 2009): DAS was contracted by a large firm supporting Citizenship and Immigration Service (USCIS) for data warehousing and business intelligence services. Our consultants were tasked to design and develop the technical architecture needed to research, analyze, and identify immigration benefit fraud.

San Diego, CA (July 09, 2009): San Diego Supercomputer Center (SDSC), University of California, San Diego contracted DAS to provide services for a critical government project for hands-on SAS training and SAS system audit to improve accuracy, optimization and efficiency.

Silver Spring, MD (May 15, 2009): DAS worked as a subcontractor with Social and Scientific Systems, Inc. (SSS) who won the recompete of the Data Management and Computer Programming Support contract with the Agency of Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ). The contract involved supporting AHRQ’s print and web-based data dissemination efforts. AHRQ publications included chartbooks, research findings, and statistical briefs; peer-reviewed journal articles written by AHRQ researchers; and presentations made by AHRQ researchers in professional meetings.

Houston, TX (January 10, 2009): DAS contracted to work with its long-term partner Smith Hanley Consulting Inc. on several assignments and provided data analytics and compliance support for large pharmaceutical companies.


New York, NY (December 16, 2008): Planned Parenthood of New York City (PPNYC) renewed a contract with DAS to provide continued services on the STEPS Toolkit, an e-Learning web-based application designed for healthcare professionals. DAS designed and implemented the bilingual e-Learning application for the agency in 2006.

Fairfax, VA (September 29, 2008): The Court Services and Offender Supervision Agency (CSOSA) in Washington DC contracted DAS to perform a Proof of Concept project to demonstrate the use of predictive modeling for offender recidivism and to perform enhancements to their existing business intelligence reporting and GIS capabilities. The contract was performed through GSA Schedule 70 IT Services.

Washington, DC (September 1, 2008): DAS was contracted to support the US Coast Guard with its Strategic Performance System that measured the performance of the multi-year and multi-billion dollar Integrated Deepwater Program to modernize and replace the Coast Guard’s aging ships and aircraft and improve command, control and logistics systems.


Baltimore, MD (September 29, 2007): DAS was contracted to support Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) in Medicaid fraud detection and research. The task included investigating, collecting and designing algorithms for fraud detection, waste and abuse, and building a library of best practices for long-term fraud detection efforts at the federal level. The project helped improve federal health care services and impact states as well as Medicare and Medicaid beneficiaries.

Fairfax, VA (September 29, 2007): DAS was contracted as a subcontractor to support TRICARE Management Activity with its Web Improvement Project. The project evaluated the website through focus group study, usability testing, and benchmarking reporting to improve on customer service and communication.


San Francisco, CA (March 27, 2007): DAS’s project with the Department of Homeland Security U.S. Coast Guard – the Strategic Performance Management Project — won the SAS® Enterprise Intelligence Award at the 2006 SAS Users Group International (SUGI) meeting in San Francisco. The web-based data-driven system measured the billion dollar acquisitions and department level performance for the agency.