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Press Releases 2018
SMS Named 2017 Juniper Networks Federal Partner of the Year

McLean, VA | March 26, 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 was recognized as the 2017 Federal Partner of the Year by Juniper Networks, an industry leader in network innovation.

SMS was recognized in the federal category for their strong year-over-year sales growth performance in the federal space, as well as their solid commitment to developing innovative solutions integrating Juniper Networks’ technologies with customer needs. The prestigious honor, presented to SMS in February, reflects the company's relentless focus on exceptional federal channel partner enablement and business excellence, as well as proven expertise in Juniper networking and security solutions.

“Juniper Networks is pleased to recognize SMS for their exceptional business strategy and long-term relationship building with their federal clients. SMS has been driving value for Juniper across DoD, Intelligence and Civilian Agencies for several years,” said Greg Bourdelais, Director of DoD Sales at Juniper Networks. “We look forward to continuing our partnership to deliver enterprise and mission-critical solutions for our federal partners,” added Bourdelais.

“In 2017, SMS and Juniper continued to build on our long-lasting and strong partnership, delivering unique and advanced solutions to meet the mission needs of our Federal clients. We are very proud of this honor and look forward to continued growth together,” said Matt Rosecan, SMS’ SEWP Deputy Program Manager.  Ben Freidman, SMS’ Director of Operations added, “This represents a lot of hard work by the team in growing our Juniper business and developing new engineering capabilities to support our federal clients. Juniper has been a top partner of SMS for many years, and we value the strong relationship we have built with them over that time.”

 

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 9001:2015 and ISO 20000-1:2011 registered; and CMMI Level 3 DEV and Level 3 SVC appraised. For additional information on SMS, visit www.sms.com.

 

About Juniper Networks
Juniper Networks simplifies the complexities of networking with products, solutions and services in the cloud era to transform the way we connect, work and live. We remove the traditional constraints of networking to enable our customers and partners to deliver automated, scalable and secure networks that connect the world. Additional information can be found at Juniper Networks (www.juniper.net) or connect with Juniper on Twitter and Facebook.

 

Contact

Mark Hagen, Marketing Manager
Phone: 571.499.5576 
mhagen@sms.com

SMS Achieves ISO 9001:2015 Certification

McLean, VA | March 14, 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 achieved the ISO 9001:2015 Quality Management Systems Standard Certification. Previous to transitioning to the ISO 9001:2015 standard, SMS maintained ISO 9001:2008 certification since 2008.

The ISO 9001:2015 is commonly known as the world’s most popular quality management system standard which helps businesses prove their ability to consistently provide products and services that meet customer and applicable statutory and regulatory requirements. Obtained through systematic, external audits performed by an independent accredited registrar company, the certification aims to enhance customer satisfaction through the effective application of a company’s system, including processes for improving the system and assuring compliance with various regulations.

“We are very pleased to have achieved the ISO 9001:2015 certification as it underlines our commitment to our customers and our focus on quality. This recognition illustrates our ability to provide a quality solution from initial needs analysis to delivery, deployment and beyond,“ said Dan Walker, SMS’ Quality Assurance Manager and lead project manager for the update. SMS’ President Juan Hernandez added, “This certification is a testament to our strong focus on quality and is an integral part of our continuous improvement culture. By meeting the criteria for this standard, SMS demonstrates a companywide commitment to our customers and to our quality processes.

                                          
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 9001:2015 and ISO 20000-1:2011 registered; and CMMI Level 3 DEV and Level 3 SVC appraised. For additional information on SMS, visit www.sms.com.

Contact

Mark Hagen
Marketing Manager
Phone: 571-499-5576

SMS Wins the Ace Load Balancer Replacement Task Order

McLean, VA | February 14, 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 their award of the Ace Load Balancer Replacement Effort to support the United States Air Force Life Cycle Management Center (US AFLCMC) based out of Hanscom Air Force Base.

The Ace Load Balancer Replacement Effort Task Order was awarded to SMS on the NETCENTS 2 NetOps and Infrastructure Solutions Small Business Contract for a total award value of $14M. SMS and Partner, F5 Networks (F5), will work collaboratively to engineer, furnish, install and test the F5 Load Balancer solution across 23 AF installations within an 18 month period of performance. SMS and F5 Networks will replace the existing load balancer infrastructure approaching or at the End Of Life/End Of Service (EOL/EOS) with F5 Load Balancers at various AF installations including the Hanscom AF Integration Test Facility (ITF). 

Anna Anderson, SMS’ key account lead for the win commented, “SMS looks forward to working with our longtime partners, the AFLCMC and F5 Networks to successfully implement this important technical modernization.”  Luis Laranjeira, SMS’ Executive Vice President for Business Development added, “We're thrilled to grow our partnership with both F5 and the USAF in their critical mission to protect the warfighter."

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 9001:2015 and ISO 20000-1:2011 registered; and CMMI Level 3 DEV and Level 3 SVC appraised. For additional information on SMS, visit www.sms.com.

Contact

Mark Hagen
Marketing Manager
Phone: 571-499-5576

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 www.sms.com.

Contact

Mark Hagen
Marketing Manager
Phone: 571-499-5576

Press Releases 2017
SMS Awarded the Kirtland Air Force Base C4 Support Contract

McLean, VA | December 4, 2017 – SMS Data Products Group, Inc. (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 was awarded the Kirtland Air Force Base (AFB) Command, Control, Communications and Computer (C4) Task Order under the NETCENTS-2, NetOps and Infrastructure Solutions Small Business Contract.

The $57 million competitively-awarded task order supports more than 100 tenant organizations within Kirtland AFB. SMS will provide infrastructure systems, network operations, client service center, radio, cable and antenna systems support to the base. In addition, SMS will manage the overarching cyber security posture, assuring the confidentiality, integrity, and availability of Kirtland’s mission data.

“SMS is proud to continue its service to the US Air Force in this age of significant and growing cyber threats. With more than 20 years of experience supporting the USAF and its warfighters, SMS brings outstanding solutions and a thorough understanding of Kirtland’s current and future initiatives,” said Luis Laranjeira, SMS’ Executive Vice President for Business Development. Jay Metzler, SMS’ Business Development Manager and key contributor to the win added, “This award places SMS at the forefront of Air Force network operations. We are looking forward to supporting Kirtland’s mission.”

 

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 www.sms.com.

 

Contact

Mark Hagen
Marketing Manager
Phone: 571-499-5576

SMS Selected in Virginia Business’ 2018 Best Places to Work in Virginia

McLean, VA | November 27, 2017 - 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 selected as one of the 2018 Best Places to Work in Virginia by Virginia Business Magazine and the Virginia Chamber of Business. Though the official ranking will not be released until February of 2018, the Virginia Business and Best Companies Group announced earlier this month that the company has made the final selection in the annual list of the Best Places to Work in Virginia.
 

This statewide survey and awards program is designed to identify, recognize and honor the best places of employment in Virginia, benefiting the state's economy, workforce and businesses. The 2018 Best Places to Work in Virginia list is made up of 100 companies of which SMS will be included.
 

“We are very pleased that SMS was selected! SMS’ success is fueled by our outstanding employees who strive to make our customers and each other successful. Our team embodies a core value to work hard every day enabling the success of the mission for our customers,” said Melanie Shipley, SMS’ VP of Human Resources. “We are delighted to receive the award. This further illustrates the company’s principles of respect, integrity, excellence, innovation, leadership and teamwork,” added SMS’ President, Juan Hernandez.

 

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 www.sms.com.

 

Contact

Mark Hagen
Marketing Manager
Phone: 571-499-5576

SMS Awarded the US Air Force Provisional Enterprise Data Center (AFPEDC) Task Order

McLean, VA | October 30, 2017 - 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 was awarded the Air Force Provisional Enterprise Data Center (AFPEDC) Task Order (TO) under the NETCENTS-2, NetOps and Infrastructure Solutions Small Business Contract.
 

The firm-fixed priced, $27 million DO was awarded from the Air Force’s Life Cycle Management Center Base Infrastructure Branch (AFLCMC/HNIB) based out of Hanscom Air Force Base (AFB). SMS will plan, design, procure, install, configure, integrate, deploy and test the hardware and software needed to refresh and update the network, storage systems and overall capacity at both Scott AFB and Hanscom AFB. SMS will also perform the data migration from legacy equipment, configuration and verification of systems deployed with the opportunity to complete the migration of the Voice Protection System (VPS), Air Wave Management System (AWMS), Assured Compliance Assessment Solution (ACAS), and Situational Awareness Modernization Program (SAMP) currently hosted on the Server Consolidation Environment (SCE). 
 

“We are very pleased that the USAF selected SMS for this important and very comprehensive task at Hanscom and Scott and we are delighted to assist the Air Force in its mission,” said Luis Laranjeira, SMS’ Executive Vice President for Business Development. Anna Anderson, Business Development Manager and key contributor to the win added, “SMS is very excited to participate in this important effort with the Air Force. Team SMS’ collective experience designing, implementing and maintaining innovative solutions has provided us the opportunity to offer AFLCMC/HNIB with a strong capability and integrated working team built for success.” 
 

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 www.sms.com.

 

Contact

Mark Hagen
Marketing Manager
Phone: 571-499-5576

SMS Wins Base-Level Information Technology Services (BLITS) Task Order

McLean, VA | August 07, 2017 - SMS, a leading IT solutions provider and systems integration firm with over 41 years of experience providing innovative solutions to the Federal Government is proud to announce the award of the US Air Force’s (USAF) Base-Level Information Technology Services (BLITS) Task Order at Hanscom Air Force Base, under the NETCENTS-2 NetOps and Infrastructure Solutions contract.

 

The $39.9 million, three years, task order supports Hanscom Air Force Base’s (HAFB) 66th Communication and Information Squadron/Division (66th ABG/SC) mission to secure, support, and sustain information and information systems through effective and efficient service delivery. Specifically, the BLITS contract services include network infrastructure, server support, UC/Voice infrastructure, EIS/Web services, the client service center, vulnerability management & AF Enterprise Systems Support, Communications Focal Point Operations, the Wing (Installation) Cybersecurity Office (WCSO), cable plant management, and general IT asset management and IT administrative requirements.

 

“This contract represents a significant win for SMS,” said Luis Laranjeira, SMS’ Executive Vice President. “It strengthens our existing footprint in the Boston area and it illustrates the Air force’s confidence in SMS’ ability to secure, support, and sustain their critical infrastructure and capabilities. We are looking forward to working closely with Hanscom AFB on this important endeavor.”

 

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 www.sms.com.

 

Contact

Mark Hagen, Marketing Manager

Phone: 571-499-5576

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