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COMSO Overview

Columbia, MD
51 to 200 employees
Company - Private
IT Services
$10 to $25 million (USD) per year
COMSO provides next-generation IT solutions by applying state-of-the-art technologies and techniques and providing the right people with the right skills mix for the job. COMSO's staff of IT and subject matter professionals has proven experience in the full ... Read more

Mission: To foster a vibrant culture where IT professionals can grow and innovate, professionally and personally, promoting exceptional performance in an agile environment.

Company Updates

  • COMSO CEO Jacqui Magnes joined a panel of small business leaders during a Meade Business Connect (MBC) Meetup, sponsored by The Fort Meade Alliance, on Thursday, May 28th. Conversation topics during the virtual event ranged from the CARES Act Section 3610 and PPP loans to employee health and safety as they return to the workplace. The panel also included Mike Hantke from Tensley Consulting, John McBeth from CACI, and Anne Wagner of WaveStrike.

  • COMSO has enhanced benefits starting in 2020: orthodontic benefit, life insurance for all employees, and corporate matching for employee nonprofit donations via our GiveBack program.

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COMSO – Why Work With Us?

COMSO brings knowledgeable IT systems expertise, software development proficiency, and exceptional operations and production support to the enterprise, empowering federal government stakeholders to fulfill their mission with confidence and efficiency. We specialize in ITIL Service Management, standards-based network engineering and management, and custom software and web application and services development.

COMSO has held prime contracts since our founding in 1988. We currently and successfully manage 11 active prime contracts at locations in Maryland, Georgia, Texas, Hawaii, and Alaska. We provide both cleared and uncleared resources with the right skill sets to staff our projects.


COMSO offers a full range of benefits in a program that emphasizes flexibility and individual preference. COMSO provides competitive salary levels and a uniquely flexible package of benefits designed to attract and retain the most highly qualified professional employees.

  • Comprehensive health insurance with a choice of three different PPO plans
  • Group dental insurance plan that covers twice-yearly preventive and diagnostic services at 100%, basic services at 80%, and major services at 50 percent.
  • Full vision insurance plan covers a vision exam every 12 months, frames every 24 months, and lenses or contact lenses every 12 months.
  • COMSO’s dollar-for-dollar 401(k) matching up to 6% helps employees’ retirement savings grow quickly.
  • Quarterly Employee Recognition Awards
  • Paid sabbatical every 5 years of service—everyone’s favorite!
  • Opportunity for teleworking
  • Tuition and certification reimbursement
  • Personal leave, 10 paid federal holidays
  • Employee referral bonus
  • IT Lunch & Learn sessions and frequent company gatherings


COMSO, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, Veteran status, or other characteristics protected by law. Questions regarding COMSO’s Affirmative Action Program or reasonable accommodation requests should be directed to our Affirmative Action Officer, Ms. Chelsea Bridges (


COMSO Capabilities



In support of enterprise-wide systems and cloud-based architectures, we provide comprehensive IT systems integration and engineering services from requirements through design, configuration, integration, testing, site surveys, installation, deployment, data and user migration, user support, and decommissioning and disposal of sunsetted systems.


COMSO engineers and technicians architect, design, develop, implement, and provide ITIL-based Service Management solutions for evolving corporate and cloud infrastructures, ensuring availability, high performance, and continuity for operations.


Our software engineers manage and streamline software development projects to deliver Windows and web applications, web services, software tools, and geographic information systems, on an agile timeline that aligns with your needs and budget.


COMSO offers customized and adaptable learning solutions to improve and strengthen organizational capabilities. Using an agile development methodology, COMSO is able to quickly meet the needs of an evolving workforce with timely and relevant learning experiences.

DoD Skillbridge Internships


There is life after the military! Start planning now for your next career. COMSO would love to acquire early access to your extensive experience, skills, and work ethos through the Department of Defense SkillBridge program. It's a win-win-win proposition for you, for the Service, and for COMSO.

Depending on which Service you’re transitioning from, you can be granted up to 180 days of permissive duty to focus solely on training full time in high-demand IT jobs to kick off your civilian career.  You will work alongside skilled IT professionals and experts to learn on the job and in your field. Start building your industry credentials while continuing to receive your military compensation and benefits. Release for permissive duty must be authorized by your unit Commander.

COMSO has opportunities for internships in system and IT engineering, system administration, information assurance, SigInt, software engineering and development, and database engineering. Contact us today at to learn more about COMSO’s SkillBridge internship program.

COMSO Gives Back


In 2017 COMSO initiated the Give Back program, which has been a success on many levels. COMSO takes pride in giving back to our community.  All of our employees are encouraged to find ways to give back, and we match all employees' non-profit donations up to $250. As a company, we proudly support local organizations such as Believe in Tomorrow, GBMC Oncology, Wreaths Across America, Folds of Honor, American Red Cross, Burleigh Manor Animal Sanctuary, local schools, and communities. Most recently, COMSO has partnered with the American Heart Association in their STEM Goes Red Program. COMSO also supports local farms by participating in a CSA; fruits and vegetables are delivered weekly for the employees to enjoy.

COMSO believes that giving starts at home. In times of economic and social distress, such as government shutdowns and the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, COMSO has found ways to support our employees by extending personal leave, enabling telecommuting, providing 24x7 consultation and Telemedicine options, facilitating daily corporate updates and communications, and providing free quarterly and as-needed one-on-one consultations with financial advisors. COMSO's management is always highly attuned to our employees and, during stressful and challenging times, their welfare is always at the very top of our agenda.

COMSO Reviews

  • "A Truly Great Place to Work"

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Recruiter in Ellicott City, MD
    Current Employee - Recruiter in Ellicott City, MD
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at COMSO full-time (Less than a year)


    Great Benefits,
    Friendly atmosphere,
    Not just a body shop,
    Lots of career opportunities


    none I can think of

    Advice to Management

    continue the great communication!

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COMSO Photos

COMSO photo of: COMSO sponsored the Believe in Tomorrow Fort to Port 6K
COMSO photo of: Hal Scott, of the Maryland State ESGR Committee, presented COMSO COO Lisa Goodman with ESGR’s Patriot Award, recognizing supervisors for support provided directly to the nominating Service member.
COMSO photo of: We had a wonderful day of horse races, food and beverages, and children's events at Legacy Chase.
COMSO photo of: COMSO was a major sponsor of the GBMC Legacy Chase.
COMSO photo of: Life is good for COMSO employees at the GBMC Legacy Chase at Shawan Downs.
COMSO photo of: Good food and good company in COMSO's tent at the GBMC Legacy Chase in Shawan Downs.
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COMSO Awards & Accolades

  • Top Workplaces 2018, The Baltimore Sun Media Group, 2018
  • Top Workplaces 2019, Baltimore Sun Media Group, 2019

Pledges & Certifications

Pay Equality Pledge

Committed to paying equitably for equal work & experience

Veteran Hiring Commitment

Committed to helping America's military veterans find work

Tech Hiring Commitment

Helping to train, hire and promote more technology workers

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