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SMS Announces Key DHS CATS Contract Win

McLean, VA | September 30, 2011 – 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 it will be working on the Certification and Accreditation Technical Services (CATS) contract as part of the Burke Consortium Inc. (BCI) team for the US Citizenship and Immigration Services, which is a component of the Department of Homeland Security (DHS).

Throughout the four-year multi-million dollar contract duration, SMS will be functioning in Alexandria, Virginia as part of the BCI team, providing ongoing information assurance support and certification and accreditation services. Areas of responsibility include risk assessment, contingency planning, security auditing and testing, and change control evaluation all of which leverage SMS’s previous experience with other similar civilian and DoD agencies.

“We are pleased to continue our strategic partnership supporting the DHS’s mission-critical IT security challenges,” said Luis Laranjeira, SMS’ Executive Vice President. Laranjeira added, “As a mission partner with BCI, we look forward to leveraging our full breadth of security and C&A capabilities to support and advance the DHS national security mandate.”

About SMS

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


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