SMS has provided advanced technology products and services to the Federal Government since 1976. During that time the Government’s technology needs have evolved dramatically in scope and sophistication. While developing the expertise to meet these challenges, the company simultaneously implemented ISO standards and CMMI practices to strengthen our engineering processes, service delivery model, and organizational policies and procedures, thus providing the infrastructure to consistently deliver our contractual commitments on time with greater cost-effectiveness.
SMS has also formed alliances with fortune 500 corporations and talented small businesses. These partnerships are a valuable asset enabling SMS to effectively compete for large government contracts. These opportunities provide a platform for significant growth while expanding and diversifying our areas of expertise. Throughout our 35 plus year history, SMS has successfully performed on nearly 2 billion dollars in government business.
SMS has a long and stable history serving the Federal Government and we are proud of our record of innovation as exemplified by the following technological accomplishments:
- SMS deployed the first worldwide United States Army office automation systems using a combination of multiuser computers and PC’s via a 1985 Indefinite Delivery Indefinite Quantity (IDIQ) contract.
- The first use of the word “internet” to refer to a computer network appeared in the Washington Post on September 26, 1988. The entire reference: “SMS Data Products Group, Inc. in McLean won a $1,005,048 contract from the Air Force to supply a defense data network internet protocol router.” Under this contract, SMS designed and deployed the first IP network in the Federal Government for over 100 Air Force bases worldwide.
- SMS led the Telecommunications Modernization of the National Capital Region (NCR). This significant data and ISDN telephony modernization initiative provided large internetworking solutions to the Department of Defense in the NCR.
- Under contract with the Office of the Secretary of Defense CIO, SMS engineered and deployed the first MPLS-based network for DoD, supporting over 25k users in the Pentagon and the NCR.
Today, SMS is a dynamic, nimble systems integration firm providing professional services and IT solutions to the Federal Government throughout the nation, and in many countries around the world. We are viewed by our customers as a trusted partner with a track record of successful past performance and superior customer value. Our fundamental business strategy is building long-term client relationships; and building and nurturing the talented, cleared professionals that have made the company successful for over 35 years. In an industry notorious for high employee turnover, SMS is proud of its solid employee retention rate. The average length of service for all employees is 8 years, while the average tenure of all members of the management team is in excess of 20 years.
A Culture of Quality...
A strong, unifying culture is imperative for many reasons. It can be a catalyst for positive change, and increase among other things, productivity, employee morale, employee retention, collaboration and teamwork. We understand that an organization’s culture does not arise spontaneously or maintains itself automatically. It is the product of attitudes and behaviors that are very much within our capacity to shape and control. For over three decades, we have built a business based on service, value, and respect for the individual. We have institutionalized sound policies and procedures, and built a spirit of collaboration - all in the interest of becoming an extraordinary organization. We encourage every SMS employee to do what’s right, to respect others, and to accept responsibility for his/hers actions.
SMS and its employee pledge...
To consistently provide products and services that meet or exceed the requirements and expectations of our customers; and to actively pursue ever improving quality through programs that enable each employee to do their job right the first time and every time.
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