McLean, VA | January 4, 2013 – SMS, a leading IT services provider and systems integration firm with nearly 40 years of experience providing IT solutions to the Federal Government, announced today the addition of a new executive appointment to the company.
Mr. Thomas Kupiec was appointed to the newly created position of Chief Information Security Officer effective January 4th 2013 and will be based out of SMS’ Mclean, Virginia office. Mr. Kupiec brings over 23-years’ experience with the federal government, supporting information technology security and IT program management. Most recently, Thomas served the past 10 years at the National Geospatial Intelligence Agency (NGA) as the Chief Information Security Officer and as the Senior Security Advisor. During his tenure at the NGA, Thomas was a senior member of the Director of National Intelligence Information Security Risk Management Committee, Defense Information Systems Network Flag Panel, Presidential Committee on National Security Systems, and frequent advisor to the Office of Management and Budget and White House cyber security staff.
“Tom is an exceptional leader with a diverse professional experience and strategic skill set that will enhance SMS’ offerings and enable us to drive value and security expertise to our customers,” said Luis Laranjeira, Executive Vice President at SMS.” Our most valuable resource has always been its people, and I am confident that Tom’s efforts will only help develop and strengthen that resource and increase the security of our customers,” Laranjeira added.
SMS is a Veteran Owned business dedicated to making its clients successful by delivering talented people and mission critical, innovative IT solutions. Founded in 1976, the company has expertise in enterprise IT architecture planning, design and implementation; cyber security; data center design, continuity of operations/disaster recovery planning and deployment; enterprise resource planning; warehousing and logistics; IT systems; strategic management consulting; systems engineering; unified communications; continuous monitoring and wireless solutions.
Headquartered in McLean, Virginia, SMS is ISO 9001:2008 registered and CMMI Level 3 DEV and Level 2 SVC appraised. For additional information on SMS, visit www.sms.com.