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SMS Named a 2018 Top Workplace by The Washington Post for 3-Years Running

McLean, VA | June 24, 2018 – SMS, a leading IT solutions provider, and systems integration firm with over 40 years of experience providing innovative solutions to the federal government announced today that it has been honored a Top Workplace winner by The Washington Post for a third consecutive year, ranking 11th amongst 55 other mid-sized companies in the Greater Washington Metropolitan Area. The Washington Post ranks large, mid-size and small businesses based on an employee satisfaction survey conducted by Workplace Dynamics. This survey asks employees to rate their company in 24 questions to include topics such as culture, management, and organizational health.

“In an industry driven by technological innovation, SMS employees are our greatest strength,” said Melanie Shipley, SMS Vice President of Human Resources. “It’s important for us to foster a culture of creativity and collaboration and this award illustrates that those principles are ingrained in our ethos. We are truly honored that SMS employees have once again named as a Washington Post Top Workplace for 2018.”

The Washington Post Top Workplaces are evaluated based on surveys sent to employees of the nominated companies. This year’s Top Workplaces surveyed more than 57,000 employees in over 340 organizations across the Washington DC Metropolitan area.

The company’s commitment to fostering a creative and successful company culture has earned SMS numerous awards recently. Virginia Business Magazine recently ranked SMS 22nd in the “large company” category in the statewide survey designed to identify, recognize and honor the best places of employment in Virginia. The survey focused on companies benefiting the state’s economy, workforce and businesses.

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; cybersecurity; data center migration, 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 9001:2015 and ISO 20000-1:2011 registered; and CMMI Level 3 DEV and Level 3 SVC appraised. For additional information on SMS, visit


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