Who We Are

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Established in 1995, DLS Engineering is a trusted government contracting company that is dedicated to developing quality solutions focused on excellence, teamwork, and mutual respect.

We have helped clients create an efficient, reliable system that incorporates modern technology into everyday processes. Our clients depend on us to modify established systems, or create processes that integrate model-based solutions, as well as new technology, digital engineering, and C5ISR operational awareness. With the help of DLS Engineering, you can prepare your organization with a long-term, scalable, and innovative solution.


We hold ourselves to a high standard, working towards accurately identifying your problem and creating a solution that will work in the long run.


We have integrity in all that we do and respect every client mission as critical.


We are not bound by one way of thinking. Whether it be digital, software, or technology-based services, we approach every project with excitement, uncover all possibilities, and deliver solutions that evolve with our clients’ needs.


We honor our responsibilities to our clients and to each other, and take pride in our accomplishments.

Fresh Perspective

With any challenge we face, we approach the solutions from an innovative and fresh perspective. We embrace new ideas that will bring our clients the highest value and motivate our team to deliver continued excellence.

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Our Story

DLS was founded during a time when the female entrepreneur was a rarity. Even rarer, was the idea of starting a company as a single mother, raising two young daughters, all while daring to enter the defense contracting arena. However, to know Donna Scassera, it is no surprise that she felt capable of taking on this challenge and align it with the goal to build a company that would bring opportunity to others like herself: entrepreneurial spirits who believe in working hard for something bigger than themselves. As one of the first women to graduate Penn State University’s engineering program, Ms. Scassera has always found herself at the forefront of change with a unique vision and the talent to bring that vision to life.

DLS Engineering is a best-in-class, award-winning government contractor, and woman-owned small business (WOSB), with expertise in fields such as digital, software, and technology; and cultivating the People, perfecting the Process, and delivering top Performance.

Our Team

  • Donna Scassera President, CEO, and Founder
  • Barbara Ellison Chief Financial Officer
  • Savannah Pegg Chief Operations Officer
  • Kevin Rodriguez Chief Growth Officer
  • Ashley Walker Chief Communications Officer
  • Tiffany Blake Program Manager
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