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SMS Ranked 22nd in 2018’s Best Places to Work in Virginia!

McLean, VA | February 1, 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 it has been honored with the 2018 Best Places to Work in Virginia award by Virginia Business Magazine and the Virginia Chamber of Business. The Virginia Best Workplaces list identifies private, public, nonprofit and government agencies with the highest ratings from their employees and through a third party evaluation criteria.

SMS was ranked 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 the companies benefiting the state’s economy, workforce and businesses and was made up of 100 other companies.

“SMS is honored by this recognition as one of Virginia’s Best Places to Work,” said Melanie Shipley, SMS’ VP of Human Resources. SMS’ President, Juan Hernandez added, “We take pride in the innovative and diverse culture that sets SMS apart as a company. This award reflects both our dedication to making SMS a company where people are excited to come to work every day, and our dedication to the State of Virginia where SMS has been based for over 40 years.”

The companies rankings were announced at the 2018 Best Places to Work gala on Thursday, February 1st in Charlottesville, Virginia. The survey includes companies from across the state that participated in the two-part survey process which evaluated workplace policies, practices, philosophy, systems and demographics. A second part of the survey consisted of an employee poll to measure the worker experience and satisfaction. Best Companies Group managed the overall registration and survey process in Virginia and also analyzed the data to determine the final ranking.

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 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 9001:2008 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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