Our Story

INNOVIM is a Women-Owned Small Business (WOSB) helping federal agencies better understand the world through data in order to create a brighter and safer environment for our nation.

For more than 15 years, we have designed and implemented science-data instruments and mission-critical data systems encompassing the oceans, land, atmosphere, Sun, our solar system, and deep space. These systems allow us to gather environmental data and turn it into actionable information. INNOVIM serves US government agencies including the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), and Department of Defense (DoD).

INNOVIM’s scientists and engineers use science, engineering, and data management techniques to transform vast amounts of environmental and scientific data into powerful tools for decision making. With our roots in Earth observation satellite system applications, we have expanded our expertise into systems and software engineering, data analytics, and designing and managing mission-critical systems. From predicting weather patterns to delivering critical information affecting an upcoming military operation, our innovative solutions are forming the core of a future intelligence system that enables our customers to mitigate risk while operating in an agile, efficient manner to meet their missions.

By harnessing the power of science, information technology, and engineering, INNOVIM is helping create a better future for Americans and the planet.

Empowered people enabling smart decisions through data analytics and exploration

Forging knowledge advancement through science, technology, and innovation

To build lasting and mutually beneficial relationships with our customers

  • To provide our customers with professional and technical excellence
  • To support our employees’ entrepreneurial spirit, passion for their work, and continued learning in their field of expertise
  • To deliver mission-critical information with transparency, accuracy, and integrity


  • 2021

    • 13th Annual SECAF Award of Excellence (Finalist)
  • 2020

    • 12th Annual SECAF Award of Excellence (Finalist)
  • 2019

    • 11th Annual SECAF Award of Excellence (Finalist)
  • 2018

    • Washington Business Journal: Top Small Technology Company
  • 2016

    • SmartCEO’s Future 50 awards
    • Inc.5000: The Fastest Growing Companies in America
  • 2015

    • GovConNet Institute: Certificate of Excellence
    • SECAF: 7TH Annual Government Contractor Awards (Finalist)
    • Inc.5000 Superstar Entrepreneurs award
  • 2014

    • NASA Certificate of Recognition
  • 2013

    • Washington SmartCEO Leaders in Government Contracting
    • The National Association of Professional Women (NAPW) Award
  • 2012

    • DiversityBusiness.com Top 100 Diversity-Owned Businesses in Maryland
    • DiversityBusiness.com Top 50 Women-Owned Businesses in Maryland
    • Inc.5000 Top Alumni Company
    • Inc.5000 Top Job-Creating Company
    • NASA Group Achievement Award: Suomi NPP Mission Development Team
  • 2011

    • DiversityBusiness.com Top 100 Diversity-Owned Business in Maryland
  • 2010

    • Inc.5000 Fastest-Growing Private Companies
  • 2009

    • Washington Technology Fast 50 Winners
    • Inc.5000 Entrepreneurial Superstars, the Fastest Growing Private Company
  • 2008

    • Washington Technology Fast 50 Government Contractors
  • 2007

    • DiversityBusiness.com Top 100 Diversity-Owned Business in the District of Columbia

Leadership Team

Samira Samadi

Managing Member

Samira (Sammy) is the Managing Member of INNOVIM. She brings 20 years of sales and marketing expertise to INNOVIM’s community outreach endeavors. Sammy holds an MBA with a focus in marketing from Johns Hopkins University. Active in community outreach, Sammy leads INNOVIM’s commitment to be an active and positive contributor to the local community including involvement with various educational causes and initiatives.

Marianna Murphy


Marianna has 30 years of experience in finance, contracts, and operations within the government and government contracting industry. Prior to joining INNOVIM, she spent more than 10 years with the Defense Contract Audit Agency before entering the private sector where she was responsible for contracts ranging from $3 million to $150 million. Her expertise includes budgeting and forecasting; large contract transition and management; and facilitating cross functional collaboration. Marianna oversees the day-to-day business operations, drives innovation, and believes strong relationships build partnerships and success.

Shahin Samadi, PhD

Chief Technology Officer

Shahin launched INNOVIM in 2003. As an innovator, he applies his expertise in computer science engineering, architectural design, and program management to develop high value solutions. At NASA, Dr. Samadi gained extensive engineering and systems architectural experience, complemented by technical leadership positions at CRM leader Merkle, internet media innovator Vodium, and business information technology provider BNA. He has served as an Adjunct Professor at Johns Hopkins University and has published numerous technical papers.

Mike Tanner

Chief Operations Officer

Mike brings nearly 40 years of experience leading multi-billion-dollar, complex programs for NOAA, NASA, the National Reconnaissance Office, U.S. Air Force, and other civil, commercial, and defense programs. His most recent assignment prior to federal retirement was Director the NOAA National Centers for Environmental Information (NCEI) Center for Weather and Climate.

Mike brings to INNOVIM a wide-ranging background of science and engineering technical expertise, including: polar, geostationary and ground system architecture planning to develop new observational capabilities, leading agile and scalable operational satellite programs to improve data assimilation, conceptual operations definition, strategic planning, financial analysis, acquisition strategy, risk management, satellite operations, launch systems integration, and enterprise system integration and testing for products and services.

Michael Kramer

VP of Talent Management

Michael has a wealth of experience in employment law, human resource administration, and policy development. He has presented a broad spectrum of employment benefits and discrimination issues in state and federal courts and has recently implemented a new Human Capital Management Information System for the company. With spirited enthusiasm, Michael works with his team to make INNOVIM a great place to work.

Mark Rodrigues

Sr. VP, Operations and Growth - DoD

Mark brings a vast array of knowledge throughout the product system life cycle from requirements to delivery and sustainment/operations with expertise in managing cross functional teams in dynamic IT environments Mark has provided IT and Mission system support throughout most of his career to the Air Force in areas of Missile Warning and Defense and Command and Control Systems. Mark has also served in an operations management role in the private sector as IT Applications Manager for a large-scale global telecommunications company.

Philip Ardanuy, PhD

Chief Scientist

Phil is a proactive participant in our nation’s weather enterprise, participating regularly in NWS Partner meetings and AMS meetings. Phil’s top skills are management and scientific/systems engineering for meteorological applications spanning from satellite systems to numerical weather prediction and decision support. He has a proven 40-year track record of project leadership and applied research and systems engineering for NOAA/NESDIS and NWS, and NASA Goddard Space Flight Center and Jet Propulsion Laboratory across multiple flight missions.

Core Capabilities

INNOVIM’s capabilities span the data lifecycle. Our scientists and engineers create and collect data through sensors located on Earth and in space, manage the infrastructure that supports large-scale data analysis, and transform the results into actionable information through data visualization techniques and decision-making systems.

Who We Serve

INNOVIM serves US government agencies including the Department of Defense (DoD), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), and National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA).

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