Engineering and IT

Connecting the Systems, Data, and People that Power Your Mission.

To achieve effective operations in the digital age you need a stable, secure “compute, network, and storage” infrastructure that adapts to evolving demands. This is true for national security and government missions as well as commercial businesses in many industries—in both cases, successful outcomes require modern and dynamic technology to meet new challenges and realize opportunities as they present themselves.

Our solutions for networking, information management and communications are built on our extensive, proven capabilities. We support some of the nation’s most advanced and secure air, land, sea, and space defense programs, with capabilities that include:

  • Full Life-Cycle Systems Engineering
  • Enterprise Network, Software, Database, and Multi-Level Security Solutions
  • System Design, Fabrication, Software Engineering, and Test
  • Digital Transformation, Application Modernization and DevSecOps
  • Model-Based Systems Engineering for R&D, Prototyping, Cyber Risk Analysis, COTS Integration
  • Aviation and Space Domain Mission Systems Design and Development
  • Information Assurance (IA) and Assessment and Authorization

We apply our skills and hands-on knowledge to engineer, implement, and sustain solutions that can give warfighters and decision makers a decisive capacity to foresee, respond and prevail in fluid situations.

Engineering and IT Solutions

Lead Industry Integrator Expertise

SMX draws upon expertise not only from our own expert team but also our partners’, enabling us to create solutions built on best-of-breed platforms and technologies while remaining technology agnostic. Our approach gives you the functionality to excel now while building in agility for whatever comes next.

Whether you require rapid integration of innovative solutions to meet an urgent need or a cost-effective, turnkey approach that’s proven to deliver results in environments like yours, SMX has the large business controls, small business agility, and rapid responsiveness needed to help ensure success.

Full Life-Cycle System Integration and Engineering

Throughout the acquisition and sustainment lifecycle, mission success depends on both in-depth knowledge of current and emerging technologies and a thorough understanding of the user’s environment and its challenges. SMX brings years of hands-on mission experience to designing and augmenting manned and unmanned platforms; sensors and satellite ground stations; edge compute; cloud compute; Processing, Exploitation, and Dissemination (PED) support; training; geospatial imagery; advanced analytics; and AI/ML enhancements.

We design and conduct experiments to showcase emerging technologies, from space-based sensors to unmanned surface and undersea platform data collection sources. As these technologies are validated, we rapidly convert and deploy them to support today’s missions, from humanitarian disaster relief to building coalition partner capacity.

Edge/Stack Computing and Communications in Austere Environments

SMX engineering and IT capabilities have roots in data and communications at the edge, whether in remote and austere parts of the globe or in maritime environments with limited accessibility or connectivity. With our innovative device modifications, we have overcome challenges involving bandwidth, waveforms, and signal conversion.

Modern stack computing solutions enable data synthesis at the edge, producing actionable intelligence and decisions without the delays of conversions and data transport in multi-level security environments. We identify and implement parallel or underutilized technologies to serve warfighters, wherever the mission takes them.

Prototyping and Modular Deployments for Modernization

SMX takes a solution-agnostic approach to developing our engineering designs, focusing on mission needs over rigid legacy norms. We are often able to convert legacy equipment or create interfaces through modular systems to enable a transition to modern technology. Our approach inherently questions requirements that presume a predetermined solution.

With close customer involvement and rapid prototyping by our engineering team, we can achieve new mission capabilities without interrupting business workflows, keeping you on track and ready at all times.

Healthcare IT Solutions for DoD and VA

SMX has a long history in healthcare IT, with proven experience delivering real-world healthcare applications and Health Information Exchange (HIE) solutions at any scale. Our industry experts bring leading-edge technical solutions to healthcare delivery while remaining hyper-focused on meeting the most stringent cyber security, data quality, and certification & accreditation (C&A) requirements.

From designing, developing, and deploying new healthcare IT systems to modernizing legacy applications and processes, we help our customers meet their most challenging requirements. With more than two decades supporting commercial hospitals, state health exchanges, and the federal medical community, our goal is to improve the long-term viability of our nation’s healthcare data systems to help ensure the best possible care.

DevOps, DevSecOps, and Agile Development

Software development is where ideas are translated into user experiences, enhancements to operations, interfaces for Operators, and visualizations for critical mission insights. Our Agile approach is API-driven into the data platforms we leverage; DevOps engineering requires the development of Continuous Integration and Continuous Development (CI/CD) pipelines for software development.

We put security at the forefront of all applications, operations and platforms. DevSecOps reflects that mindset, enabling us to rapidly develop and deliver applications that can generate measurably greater mission outcomes.

Aviation Support Services

To ensure readiness and amplify national defense, we deliver expert technical and programmatic aviation support capabilities to the US Army and our allies—including security assistance operations and strategic planning analysis for Foreign Military Sales (FMS) programs.

Through our Multi-National Aviation Special Project Office (MASPO) and Future Long Range Assault Aircraft (FLRAA) contracts, SMX can deliver engineering and operational solutions that are both far-reaching and practical: in just one example, our team led trade studies to refine the System Performance Specification requirements resulting in more than $250M in cost avoidance.


  • Full Life-Cycle Systems Engineering and Technical Assistance (SETA)
  • Strategic Planning & Operations
  • Contract Management
  • Finance & Budget
  • Mission Support
  • Logistics
  • Foreign Military Sales
  • Property Management
  • Aviation Mission Systems Assessment
  • Integrated Master Schedule
  • Aviation System Performance
  • Reliability, Availability, and Maintainability (RAM)
Specialized Engineering Services

Our engineers have a broad range of experience with development, integration, and analysis of large-scale programs for both DoD and commercial organizations.

From advanced modeling and simulation to complex testing capabilities, we leverage our deep experience working with customers such as the MDA, Army, Navy, Air Force, USMC, and USTRANSCOM to deliver transformative solutions.


  • Systems and System of Systems Engineering
    • Lab and field capability design and implementation
    • Distributed, integrated configurations
  • Integration
    • Understanding system objectives, building development environments, and evaluating performance
  • Modeling & Simulation
    • System representations and integration of existing capabilities/tools
    • Real time collection, ingestion, and analysis tools
  • Cyber Security/IA
    • Vulnerability analysis
    • Accreditation
  • Range Operations and Mission Support
    • Modernization, integration, and test support
  • Mobile Platform Design, Development & Operation
Programmatic Support

Ensuring the success of essential DoD programs requires confident support of business and financial processes. Trident offers programmatic support to Department of Defense clients for the complete lifecycle of the program including budget development, funding requests, scheduling, order execution plans, and performance measurement.

Our diverse experience and knowledge of DoD processes and systems enables us to quickly solve issues and obstacles to keep your organization on track and on budget.


  • Budget Execution, with expertise in:
    • GFEBS
  • Order Execution Packages
    • Funding Adequacy
    • Statement of Work Reviews
  • Scheduling Development & Assessment
    • Integrated Master Schedules
    • Risk Assessment
  • Program Management Plans & Integration Earned Value Management
    • CDR/PDR Program Reviews
    • Performance Management
  • Life Cycle Support, including:
    • Foreign Military Sales
    • Security Assistance

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Mission-Focused Engineering and IT Solutions

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Wherever you are on your transformation journey, SMX can help you get there faster and more effectively.

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