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SMS Selected in The Washington Post’s Top Workplace Award

McLean, VA | June 16, 2021 – SMS announced today that it has received a 2021 Top Workplaces award by The Washington Post. The Top Workplaces identifies private, public, nonprofit and government agencies within the DC metro area with the highest ratings as voted by their employees. 

Selection was based solely on employee feedback gathered through an anonymous third-party survey where more than 3,511 DC area companies participated and only 200 eventually chosen. The survey measured several aspects of workplace culture, including coaching, alignment, engagement, leadership, performance and benefits, and asked employees to evaluate employers on leadership, job satisfaction, and the overall health of their organization. SMS, in its sixth consecutive year on the list, ranked 9 of 76 mid-sized companies in the greater Washington area. 

Melanie Shipley, SMS’ Vice President, Human Resources, commented, “We are honored to be ranked a “Top 10” Washington Post Top Workplace this year.  This recognition would not be possible without our dedicated essential workers who shared their thoughts and appreciation for SMS.”  Shipley added. “The past year was challenging for everyone and we are pleased to know our employees recognize the company’s effort to continue the positive and engaging SMS culture even during pandemic times.”  

 To read more about The Washington Post 2021 Top Workplaces, visit: 

 Greater Washington area Top Workplaces 2021  

 About SMS
As a dynamic systems integrator, SMS offers proven solutions in engineering, operations, cybersecurity, and digital transformation. With expertise in modernizing and optimizing legacy infrastructure and systems, ensuring operational efficiency, and designing, implementing, and managing secure environments, SMS supports business and mission goals with proficiency, quality, and integrity. 

SMS has been serving the advanced information technology needs of the federal government since 1976, delivering talented teams and innovative, cost-effective solutions and services to support our customers’ missions for more than 40 years. SMS is headquartered in McLean, Virginia, with offices and on-site operations at customer locations throughout the United States. For additional information on SMS, visit 

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