SMS Press Releases

The Washington Post Names SMS a “Greater Washington Top Workplace of 2016”

McLean, VA | June 21, 2016 – SMS, a leading IT services provider and systems integration firm with 40 years of experience providing IT solutions to the Federal Government, announced today that it has been honored with a 2016 Top Workplaces award by The Washington Post. The Top Workplaces list identifies private, public, nonprofit and government agencies with the highest ratings from their employees in a survey conducted by Workplace Dynamics.  The Washington Post asked people to evaluate their employers based on 23 statements covering how workers view their jobs, their leadership and the health of their organization.

“Since our founding in 1976, SMS has endeavored to build an extraordinary company that provides an innovative, challenging work environment to its employees and associates. We are humbled to receive this award and we thank everyone of our employees for making it happen” said Juan Hernandez, SMS’ President. Melanie Shipley, SMS’ Director of Human Resources, added, “This award belongs to our entire workforce and their dedication to providing state-of-the-art solutions to our customers.”

A total of 150 companies were announced as the “2016 Top Workplaces”  celebration on Thursday, June 16 at The Washington Post.  In addition, SMS was featured in a special section of The Washington Post on Sunday, June 19.

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 and ISO 20000 registered; and CMMI Level 3 DEV and Level 3 SVC appraised. For additional information on SMS, visit


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