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Our Story


CSS Federal is an SBA Certified Small Disadvantaged business founded in 2011 located in Washington, D.C. providing innovative technology services to the United States government.


CSS Federal’s expertise in competencies including System and Application Development, System Modernization, Application Maintenance, AI/ML/RPA, Cloud, Cybersecurity, Financial Systems, and Health IT transforms the way government agencies like Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ), U.S. Department of State (DOS), U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT), U.S. Department of Education (ED), Export-Import Bank of the United States (EXIM), Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), National Institutes of Health (NIH), U.S. Office of Personnel Management (OPM), U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA), and Department of Agriculture (USDA) develop, deliver, and secure their digital services.

CSS Federal’s leadership, vision, and culture are outputs of a collective, deliberate, and continuous emphasis on trust, relationships, innovation, and creativity.


Our founder and CEO, Hetel Patel, founded CSS Federal after more than a decade of hands-on information systems and information security experience. Hetel’s time with both small and large government contractors, a multitude of projects, and a variety of customers thoroughly prepared him for a new, exciting journey. CSS Federal’s top-down emphasis on trust and relationships stems from Hetel himself and drives everything we do.


At CSS Federal’s core is the desire to continuously strengthen the trust that everyone we meet—our customers, our partners, our communities, and one another—has instilled in us, at every opportunity we have.


We care deeply about our values, our impact, and our relationships. In fact, the beginnings of CSS Federal stem from a longstanding friendship.


Trust, respect, and relationships were core to CSS Federal’s origin and are just as essential to our current and future growth and impact.


CSS Federal is uniquely qualified to serve a variety of agencies efficiently within the federal government and services markets including Agriculture, Banking, Education, Energy, Healthcare, and Transportation.


Our competencies are broad and increase continually to meet the ever-evolving needs of our customers. CSS Federal offers proven expertise in the capability areas including AI/ML/RPA, Cloud, Cybersecurity and Privacy, IT Services and Systems, and Program Management. Our devotion to delivering consistent excellence to stakeholders has earned success and recognition.


CSS Federal partners with some of the most innovative product and service providers in the world, including AWS, Google, Oracle, and ServiceNow.


CSS Federal is excited to continue its growth trajectory and gain additional opportunities to create a positive impact on government and citizens’ lives. We invite you to join our journey of forward thinking to innovate the future and would be delighted to hear from you whether you’re looking to contact us, to join our team, or if your company would like to work with us.

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