Meet the Transition Team

The Transition Team will play a critical role in transitioning the STSS contract to Team Axiom. Our commitment to USGS and STSS incumbent employees is to provide a transition which is seamless, transparent, and invigorates the entire team’s dedication to the USGS mission.

Rakesh Peter

Chief Operating Officer

Axiom Consultants, Inc.

Marianna Murphy

Chief Operating Officer


Genie Hays

Program Manager

Michael Tanner

Deputy Program Manager

Jeff Simley

SME – NGTOC Innovations and Operations

Pam Fromhertz

SME – Geodesy, Photogrammetry, and GIS

Larry Gilliam

SME – Software Engineering & IT Architecture

Sarah Rogers

SME – Cloud Architecture

Michael Kramer

VP, Talent Management

Four Companies. One Team.


Axiom, the prime, is an 8(a) certified Economically Disadvantaged Women-Owned Small Business (EDWOSB) management and IT consulting services provider headquartered in Rockville, MD.


INNOVIM is a Woman-Owned Small Business (WOSB) headquartered in Greenbelt, Maryland, emphasizing innovative uses and integration of earth science data, technology, software and systems engineering, mission critical IT support, and program management.

OPtimal GEO

 Optimal GEO, headquartered in Athens, Alabama, is a client-focused, quality-driven small business with a history of providing our clients with timely and accurate geospatial products and services.


The Atlantic Group (Atlantic), headquartered in Hunstville, Alabama,  is a limited liability company that specializes in providing remote sensing, surveying, and consulting services throughout North America and beyond.