Fran Pierce Wins 2010 SmartCEO BRAVA! Women Business Achievement Award

Fran Pierce Wins 2010 …

CEO of DSA recognized as one of Greater Philadelphia's top female leaders.

Trevose, PA, November 29, 2010 – Data Systems Analysts, Inc. (DSA), provider of secure information technology solutions and services to Government and industry, announced today its CEO, Fran Pierce, has received a Philadelphia SmartCEO 2010 BRAVA! Women Business Achievement Award, which recognizes 25 female CEOs making unprecedented strides in business, building a stronger community both financially, philanthropically and most importantly, through leadership.

The 25 award recipients of the first annual BRAVA! Awards were celebrated at SmartCEO's BRAVA! Awards event on November 10, 2010 at The Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts. The BRAVA! winners were profiled in the November issue of SmartCEO, and featured in the digital edition of the magazine.

"Considering the outstanding accomplishments and diversity of my fellow winners, I am honored to be one of the first twenty-five BRAVA! winners in Philadelphia," said Pierce, who strongly supports the advancement of women in the fields of science and engineering.

This year's winners lead 5,100 individuals, generate $1.6 billion in revenue, and support more than 100 nonprofit organizations and charities across the Greater Philadelphia region. The winners are selected by an independent panel of business leaders.

"BRAVA! Women Business Achievement award recipients are not only selected and honored for their success in growing a company, but also for demonstrating leadership throughout the Greater Philadelphia community. We are honored to recognize Fran Pierce as one of Greater Philadelphia's most influential leaders," said Jaime Nespor-Park, publisher of SmartCEO.

SmartCEO magazine is a regional publication specifically designed to deliver innovative ideas, guiding advice and forward-thinking insight about the daily challenges of running a "growing company." SmartCEO believes that a growing company is determined by the spirit, drive and dynamics of a company's owners and managers, rather than by the size of its building, the number of its employees, or its sales volume. Each month more than 50,000 business leaders in the Mid-Atlantic region turn to the pages of SmartCEO for features, case-study advice and trend analysis, all with a uniquely local flavor. For a complete list of BRAVA! winners, visit

About DSA
At DSA, we define success by how effectively we enable our customers to reach their goals and execute their missions. We recognize that success is driven by strong relationships that last long after implementation is complete. DSA's deep expertise in knowledge management, software engineering, web portal and collaboration development, and identity management solutions provides customers with a proven partner in a broad range of IT disciplines. DSA has operations in Philadelphia, PA, Washington, DC, Aberdeen, MD, NY Metro and the Mid-West. For more information, please visit or call toll free to 1-877-422-4DSA.