Since 1976

More Than 45 Years Later, SMS Continues to Adapt to Industry Needs

Grow, Adapt, Lead

SMS Delivers Talented Teams, Innovative, Cost-effective Solutions, and Services to Support Our Customers’ Mission

"We need to constantly think of re-inventing ourselves, without going to the other side of the street and getting hit by a car..."

- Bert Rosecan, Founder SMS, May 2019


I remember smiling when my Dad made this statement, as the two of us sat in his office talking shortly after I started as president of SMS in March 2019. He said it with a familiar mix of bluntness and a wrinkle of fun…and in many ways, the statement demonstrated how he had run the company for nearly 45 years. His style - and the company's style - was one of being modern, adapting, and changing, but with a planned, conservative approach.

Throughout the decades, my Dad emphasized many core values and beliefs, including customer focus and maintaining a good reputationhiring and working with the right people; and always trying to find unique ways to provide value. With him in mind, we distilled these values into three Cs: commitment, collaboration, and creativity.

Since my Dad's passing in early 2022, we have worked to continue to move SMS forward. From introducing new solutions and services, to an updated executive organizational structure, and an enduring focus on employees doing outstanding work, we have designed this website to tell the story of a company with a deep history of finding new ways to support our customers.


Matthew Rosecan


Our Values

We Work Together to Provide the Best Support for Our Customers & Peers

Our founder, Bert Rosecan, created a culture where employees work together to provide the best support to both our customers and their peers through Creativity, Collaboration, & Commitment.



Create efficiencies and improvements in all that we do, asking how we can do better.

We continually analyze and evaluate our performance and adapt to a changing world through the evolution of current skills and acquiring new ones.



Work together to achieve common goals and overcome our challenges. 

We foster open communication to solve problems and drive growth as individuals and as an organization. We value others and deliver innovative solutions.



Go the extra step as professionals to deliver on our promises to our colleagues and customers.

We do what is right, ensuring we earn the trust of others in the delivery of our services, remaining dedicated to quality and backing up our promises.


SMS is committed to conducting its business in accordance with all applicable federal, state, and local laws, rules and regulations and in accordance with high standards of business ethics. SMS employees are expected to comply, and assist the company to comply, with all applicable laws and regulations.

We fully subscribe to the following:

  • We adhere to the highest standards of ethical business conduct and expect the same of its employees, officers and Board of Directors. We all have a responsibility to act in the best interests of the corporation.
  • Continued long-term success depends on our upholding the integrity of the procurement process in bidding, negotiating and performing contracts for our Government customers. We compete fairly and ethically for all business opportunities.
  • SMS’ customers place special trust and confidence in us when they award us work.  We must honor this special trust by ensuring the integrity of our accounting and company records.
  • We are committed to providing a safe and respectful work environment free from threats, violence, harassment and discrimination. Respecting others and performing with excellence allows every employee to achieve success in our workplace.

Our History

A Legacy of Innovation and Government Contracting

For forty-five years, SMS has been at the forefront of advances in information technology and government contracting. From introducing high performance mainframe peripherals to the federal government in the 1970s, to large-scale Pentagon renovation and Base Realignment and Closure support and on-site operations in the 2000s, we create innovative solutions for our customers’ biggest challenges.

History of SMS

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SMS Founded

SMS emerges in the IT marketplace by introducing high performance IBM-compatible mainframe systems to the federal government.


Army Desktop Deployment

SMS begins the Army’s first mass deployment of desktop computers, supplying 47,000 users with customized systems and Local Area Networks.


Internet Protocol

The word “internet” appears in the Washington Post for the first time referencing an SMS contract award of early Cisco routers for the Air Force.


SMS claims ‘’ on 5/23/1990 and becomes just the 523rd ‘.com’ domain ever registered.


Telecommunications Modernization

SMS provides exclusive network solutions to Bell Atlantic in support of the government’s massive Telecommunications Modernization Project (TEMPO).


Pentagon Renovation

SMS joins the Pentagon Renovation team to build a SONET ring network connecting 3 buildings in Crystal City, VA with the Pentagon.



In the days following the attacks on the Pentagon, SMS builds and deploys emergency networks in Crystal City for 3500 displaced workers.


Survivable Pentagon Network

SMS provides network architecture and engineering for the Defense Secretary’s Command Communications Survivability Program.


West Wing

SMS modernizes the West Wing network infrastructure to improve overall redundancy and stability.


New Campus East

SMS supports the planning, design, and deployment of the IT enterprise and systems for the government’s 2.3 million square foot New Campus East (NCE) building.


Joint Regional Security Stacks Consolidation

SMS begins migration efforts to consolidate 400 worldwide points of presence to 25 redundant and survivable sites for the Defense Department’s Joint Regional Security Stacks program.


Prime Contract Awards

SMS receives prime contract awards on the Air Force Network-Centric Solutions-2 (NETCENTS-2) Network Operations vehicle as well as Solutions for Enterprise Wide Procurement (SEWP V).


Quality Management

SMS expands its quality management system with certification in the ISO/IEC 20000-1:2011 service management system.


Air Force Task Orders

Within four years of award on the NECENTS-2 contract, SMS wins over twenty task orders, supporting Air Force operations in more than a dozen states.


Celebrating 45 Years

Supporting innovative Army cloud programs at Enterprise Cloud Management Agency and Enterprise IT as a service, while continuing support at Pentagon Joint Services Program, DISA Joint Regional Security Stacks, Air Force task orders across the country, various Army installations, New Campus East, and Defense Threat Reduction Agency.

Learn more about SMS' founder, Bert Rosecan. Bert’s passion for business was matched by his ability to connect to employees, customers, and partners

Interested in a Career With Us?

SMS is known not only for our reputation of technical excellence but also for our passionate and knowledgeable staff. We are continuously looking for talented, motivated individuals who want to become part of a dynamic team with an established track record of supporting the federal government.