Smartronix, Inc.


Call of duty

Founded in a one-room basement office in 1995, Smartronix delivers a range of products and services to a client list that includes the Army, Navy, Air Force, Marine Corps, Special Forces, Military Health System, Department of Treasury, Department of Justice, Recovery Accountability and Transparency Board, and Consumer Financial Protection Bureau. Privately owned by its three founders, Arshed Javaid, Alan Parris and John Parris, Smartronix generally keeps a low profile-an attitude derived, no doubt, from the sensitive nature of the data it handles and the firm's "client first" mentality. 

Smartronix' information technology business units support and manage complex enterprise networks, defends these networks from daily cyber attack, and develops enterprise software solutions that support its clients' information requirements. On the products engineering side, Smartronix develops, installs, maintains, and improves data communication solutions that provide critical connectivity for the tactical arena. Smartronix designs and develops products for forward deployed operations centers, manned and unmanned systems (both air and ground), as well as "tip of the spear," dismounted military missions. The Company's engineering focus is on improving the lines of communication between soldiers on the ground and leadership in command centers, both of whom turn to Smartronix for rugged and reliable technical products. 

Smartronix' has successfully built a cloud computing capability from its long standing experience with complex network operations and the cyber defense of these infrastructures. Today, Smartronix manages traditional Government enterprise infrastructures as well as enterprises that now run in public clouds such as Amazon and Verizon. On the products engineering side, Smartronix' Network Radio Gateway (NRG) and Radio Data Adapter (RDA) technologies are the cornerstone of the firm's future solutions development. 

The NRG is a Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP)/Radio over Internet Protocol (RoIP) network radio gateway that integrates voice communications and conferencing, data communications (chat, file transfer, etc.), and radio remote control capability into a single standalone appliance.

The RDA is a multi-function USB cable that provides the host computer operating system a method of connecting to a variety of military radios. The RDA has a built-in, read-only mass storage drive to hold its driver software, eliminating the need for users to carry separate media (thumb drives, CDs, etc.) in the field. The RDA cable uses embedded software drivers that map radio interfaces to virtual ports in the host computer, assigning up to four serial data ports and enabling various operational modes: asynchronous data, synchronous data, asynchronous remote, and high performance waveform/point-to-point protocol (HPW/PPP). 

Locking it down

If you want to know how safe your secrets-or perhaps more importantly , the government's secrets-are, the folks at Smartronix may be the ones to ask: the firm's cyber security division counts institutions such as the Marine Corps, the Navy, the Air Force, the TSA and the Pentagon among its clients. The suite of services on offer to those clients includes perimeter defense systems, security policy and auditing services, incident response and reporting, vulnerability assessments and penetration testing, certification and accreditation, PKI architecture and management, patch management and host hardening and application security. 

Government matters

A bulk of Smartronix's success is owed to the wealth of federal contracts it has historically secured. Part of its longstanding connection with government can be attributed to the sheer proximity of the firm's Hollywood, Md. headquarters to many of the government departments and agencies it serves. Over the last several years, Smartronix has been awarded several major multiple-award Indefinite Delivery Indefinite Quantity (IDIQ) federal contracts that have provided the company the ability to compete amongst the giants in the industry for lucrative federal opportunities. 

Those contracts show how far the firm has come in terms of capabilities and quality: to win them, it usually has to compete against multi-billion dollar outfits that can be up to 50 times larger than Smartronix. One example is Smartronix' capture of the first task order released on the $50B General Services Administration (GSA) Alliant contract, which called out for the development of, the U.S. government's official website for presenting spending and jobs data related to the $800B Recovery Act and for the reporting of potential fraud, waste, and abuse. According to the firm, it outcompeted several multi-billion companies in the race to be awarded the contract. And, having won it, the firm then developed a product that Newsweek described as "perhaps the clearest, richest interactive database ever produced by the American bureaucracy". Subsequently, the firm transitioned to the Amazon cloud, which was identified by then Federal CIO Vivek Kundra as "the first Government-wide system to move to the cloud." 


July 2013 

Smartronix acquires business unit from Wyle

The firm acquired the Telemetry and Data Systems Business Unit of Wyle, a California-based provider of aerospace engineering and IT services to the Federal Government.

"This acquisition creates some exciting new opportunities to strategically springboard into expanding markets in manned and unmanned aerospace," said Steven Eastburg, Smartronix' Executive Vice President of Engineering Solutions. "These are markets that have key business appeal to Smartronix and fortuitously promote the innovation and diversification objectives of the region's Southern Maryland 2020 vision." Read more 

Smartronix Awarded Contract From U.S. Marine Corps to Provide Cyber Operations Support to the MCNOSC

"The U.S. Marine Corps' Regional Contracting Organization - National Capital Region awarded Smartronix a one-year base contract with one-year and six month options to provide network operations, defense, and logistics support to the Marine Corps Network Operations and Security Center (MCNOSC), Quantico, VA. The contract, including all options, is worth approximately $40 million. Read more 

May 2013

Smartronix Upgrades ISO/IEC 20000-1 Certification to 2011 Version and Cloud Services.

Smartronix announced that it had upgraded its ISO/IEC 20000 certification to the newest standard, dated 2011. Based on the ITILĀ® (IT Infrastructure Library) framework of individual best practices for ITSM processes, ISO/IEC 20000 remains the organizational standard of excellence for IT service management and delivery. Read more 

March 2013

Smartronix wins BPA Contract Award from Department of The Treasury for Public Cloud Webhosting Services

Smartronix announced that it had received a contract award for a Blanket Purchase Order (BPA) and an initial task order from the Department of the Treasury for the continuation and expansion of the Treasury Community Cloud Webhosting solution. Read more 

January 2013

Amazon Web Services Names Smartronix Premier Partner

Smartronix was named one of the Amazon Web Services (AWS) Premier Consulting Partners.

"Being among the top tier of AWS' global partners is a reflection of our commitment to provide excellent solution delivery to our customers using these technologies. We strongly believe AWS is an incredibly feature-rich, scalable, and cost-effective cloud platform. We look forward to expanding our reach as an ideal trusted partner for delivering, securing, and managing infrastructure on AWS for large, data-driven organizations," said Smartronix Chief Technology Officer, Robert Groat. Read more  

RADM Steve Eastburg, USN, Ret. Joins Smartronix as Executive Vice President

Steve Eastburg joined the company as Executive Vice President, Engineering Solutions. Based out of the Headquarters office in Hollywood, Maryland, Eastburg has responsibility for leading Smartronix' strategy for providing mission-focused engineering solutions to a global network of military, Government, and commercial clients. 

Prior to joining Smartronix, Eastburg completed a 31-year career in the U.S. Navy and most recently served as the Vice Commander of the Naval Air Systems Command (NAVAIR) in Patuxent River, Maryland. Read more

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Smartronix, Inc.

44150 Smartronix Way
Hollywood, MD 20636
Phone: (301) 373-6000
Fax: (301) 373-7171


  • Employer Type: Private
  • Founders: M. Arshed Javaid, Alan R. Parris, John C. Parris
  • 2013 Employees: 600

  • Employment Contact

  • Major Departments & Practices

    Cyber Security

    Cloud Computing

    Enterprise Software Solutions

    Health IT

    Mission Focused Engineering


Major Office Locations

  • Hollywood, MD (HQ)

    Albany, GA
    Arlington, VA
    Kihei, HI
    Montgomery, AL
    Reston, VA
    San Antonio, TX
    Shalimar, FL
    Sierra Vista, AZ
    Stafford, VA
    Tampa, FL

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