Meet Our Team

Bright People, Intelligent Solutions.

Intelliforce-IT Solutions Group is a Maryland-based woman-owned small business (WOSB) founded in 2012 to provide Intelligent Solutions for the Intelligence Community.  We have established ourselves as a leading provider of Artificial Intelligence/Machine Learning/Data Science, Analytics Development, Big Data, Data Visualization, and Cybersecurity services and solutions.  We take pride that our engineers are called upon to solve the hardest problems for our customers and corporate partners.  Our continued commitment to technical excellence in these areas is what will propel Intelliforce-IT Solutions Group to achieving all our goals.

Dawn Young-Bermudez

President / Founding Partner

Dawn Young-Bermudez is the founder, owner and president of Intelliforce-IT Solutions Group, LLC.  She combines over 20 years of computer science and business experience, while mostly supporting the DoD over that time.  With a caring, creative and proactive philosophy toward her approach to life and business, she is happiest when nurturing and supporting her family, her team and her customers. 

After receiving her Bachelor of Science Degree in Computer Science from Loyola College of MD, she started her career as a software engineer, specializing in modelling and simulations of wartime exercises.  Soon after, she stood up a computer science program for a U.S. Embassy School (Grades K through 12) that didn’t exist previously, which included purchasing the computer hardware and training the staff.  Over time, finding that she enjoyed training and helping people, as well as growing initiatives from the ground up, she moved toward her natural love of business. Today, growing Intelliforce, supporting her Intelliforce family and contributing to the success of the customer mission is her greatest hobby (along with traveling with family and friends, too)!

Mark Shadle

Vice President / Founding Partner

Mark has over 25 years of developing software for federal government customers, beginning with NASA, before moving into the Intelligence Community, where he has spent well over 20 years.  He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Science and Mathematics from the University of Maryland, Baltimore County (UMBC), as well as a Masters of Science Degree in Computer Science from Johns Hopkins University’s Whiting School of Engineering.

In addition to providing software engineering expertise to the federal government, Mark has been intimately involved in the business aspects of several companies for more than 20 years.  He brings experience managing personnel and contracts, developing business, staffing and hiring.

As Vice President for Intelliforce-IT Solutions Group, Mark supports all areas of the business.  Although, his primary focus is business development, he also provides support with personnel and contract management, proposals, staffing and hiring, and general day-to-day operations.

In the time away from his professional endeavors, Mark plays golf, amateur pool and fantasy football, spends quality time with his wife, kids and dog, and enjoys watching baseball and football.

Chris Palmer

Director / Founding Partner

Chris has over 20 years of developing software for commercial, academic, and local and federal government customers.  He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Information Science from University of Maryland Global Campus. 

As a Director for Intelliforce-IT Solutions Group, Chris focuses on Intelliforce information systems and support, personnel and contract management, proposals, and staffing and hiring. 

In his off hours, Chris enjoys adventures with his wife, kids, and dog, traveling and exploring the world around us. 

Michelle "Mickey" Caporlette


Michelle “Mickey” Caporlette started her career as a human resource professional focused on meeting the talent acquisition needs of companies across multiple industries. Since 2005, her emphasis has been assisting federal customers find the talent needed to accomplish their technical mission. Mickey’s favorite part of this career is “connecting great people with satisfying professional opportunities”.  

Her role with Intelliforce ITSG has expanded to include employee engagement and building brand awareness via social media and online platforms. She is an alumna of Miami University where she earned a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration and is SHRM certified. Outside of work, Mickey is an avid sports fan with a strong love of baseball, college football, boating and family time. 

Dan Palmer


Dan has over 25 years of engineering experience including providing software engineering, system engineering and engineering management support to commercial and local government customers. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Computer and Information Sciences with a minor in Information Systems Management from University of Maryland Global Campus as well as being a certified PMP. 

As a Director at Intelligence-IT Solutions Group, Dan Palmer provides management support to employees, works with the executive team to realize business growth opportunities, and directly supports Intelligence Community customers as a principal system engineer and engineering manager on contract. 

Away from work, Dan enjoys outdoor activities with his family like hiking and fishing. Dan also has a history of volunteering in the community including coaching baseball in the local Boys and Girls Club and serving as an Assistant Scoutmaster in Scouting BSA.

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