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The Washington Post Names SMS a 2020 Top Workplace for the 5th Consecutive Year

McLean, VA | October 15, 2020 – SMS announced today that it has received a 2020 Top Workplaces award by The Washington Post. The Top Workplaces feature identifies private, public, nonprofit and government agencies within the DC metro area with the highest ratings as voted by their employees.

Selection is based solely on employee feedback gathered through an anonymous third-party survey where more than 3,500 DC area companies were invited to participate and 406 were eventually evaluated with a record number of employees participating in 2020. Energage, LLC administered the questionnaire which measured several aspects of workplace culture, including alignment, execution, and connection.  The review asked people to evaluate their employers based on 24 statements regarding how they view their jobs, leadership and the health of their organization. SMS, in its fifth consecutive year on the list, ranked 14 of 75 mid-sized companies in the greater Washington area.

“Since our founding in 1976, SMS has focused on adapting to changing customer needs and industry trends. Our employees come to SMS to help our customers solve complex problems, and being named a Top Workplace gives us the important feedback that we provide a positive environment and stimulating work,” said Matt Rosecan, SMS’ President. Melanie Shipley, SMS’ Vice President of Human Resources, added, “This award for us is much more than just recognition.  Our employees’ opinion and feedback are essential to our business and their great review of the company helps attract top talent so we are better equipped to deliver results for our government customers. Our leaders prioritize a healthy workplace culture that supports employee engagement, which is more important than ever right now.”

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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