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Fourth Annual NOAA Small Business Program Awards


AXIOM awarded the Fourth Annual NOAA Small Business Program Awards

RRFS Model FieldsJune 7th, 2022: The Acquisition and Grants Office (AGO) Small Business Office recognizes Axiom Consultants, Inc as the NOAA Small Business of the Year for the fourth annual NOAA Small Business Program awards. 

The Small Business Program Awards recognize small businesses who demonstrate outstanding performance, accomplishment, and a spirit of partnership in support of NOAA’s mission. AGO recognizes the important role that small businesses play in the successful execution of the NOAA mission.

Axiom has been leading the charge in helping NWS answer the questions of whether the NWS could use Cloud computing for multi-processor tasks and how they compare to on premise HPC systems. Axiom’s engineers have not only been able to transition the complex systems to the cloud environment, but the Subject Matter Experts are exceeding all expectations at the leading edge and are well versed in new technologies that are being developed by the vendors (Google, AWS, Azure) and are working with the vendors to take advantage of them to provide the most efficient options to the government. Axiom has also been providing their experts to help train other scientists and engineers to make use of the cloud resources that are available. Through this project they have shown that not only can our modeling systems run on the cloud, but that they are comparable or even better than on prem systems in terms of performance. Axiom’s SMEs have also shown that our modeling systems can run on multiple different types of instances from different cloud vendors. In this project, Axiom has shown the viability of using the cloud by running sustained long forecast experiments through two month long test periods and shown that the cloud can match on prem HPC platforms for developing modeling systems.

HWT SFE Model ComparisonsNOAA’s on premise HPC platforms, while critical for developing the science at NOAA, are limited by their fixed compute capacity. The innovation led by Axiom for this project opens up the possibility for the government to use Cloud resources so that they can expand to use compute resources based on need. One example of this is NOAA finally being able to run 30-year retrospectives for reanalysis for the seasonal to sub-seasonal (S2S) forecast system. This will enable NOAA to fill the gap for data innovation of sub-seasonal forecasts, an emerging area for R&D for advancing and improving accuracy of medium to long range predictions.

Axiom is valued as an industry partner for NCEP/EMC as their SMEs and resources absorbed initial delays in procurement on Cloud services to get the RRFS modeling system migration to the Cloud project back on schedule. This project was delayed when access to AWS cloud compute allocations took longer than expected; therefore, delaying the necessary research and development required prior to the Hazardous Weather Testbed Spring Experiment. Nevertheless, within a short time of getting access to cloud computing services, Axiom was able to set up the modeling system on time for two big summer experiments that were critical to demonstrate the viability of using the cloud as well as helping in assessing the skill of the modeling system. Thanks to Axiom’s Subject Matter Experts and their efforts, the RRFS project has already taken part in two major summer experiments and exceeded expectations for the major winter experiment that will test the capability of the system from end-to-end (data assimilation, forecast, products and verification).

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Axiom Sponsor Veteran-Owned Emerging Firms for Public Spend Forum’s GovMarket Growth Hub

WASHINGTON May 18, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — Public Spend Forum (PSF), a market intelligence data, advisory and community platform for public sector buyers and diverse/emerging suppliers, is excited to announce a sponsorship by Aminad Consulting and Axiom Consultants for its GovMarket Growth Hub, specifically focused on Veteran-Owned Firms.

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NOAA Awards NCEP Scientific Support Services Task Order

Axiom is proud to be part of the winning team to support NOAA National Weather Service- Environmental Modeling Center Scientifc Support Task Order. Team Lynker members—Lynker, Science Applications International Corporation (SAIC), and Axiom Consultants, Inc. (Axiom)—comprise an expert technical team with significant current and past science and technology and research and development experience in NCEP SSS Performance Work Statement work areas, having performed them to support NOAA, NASA, and Department of Defense contracts. Supporting these customers, we have significant experience developing advanced scientific computing applications, including forecast models, data assimilation, and high performance computing.

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Axiom Awarded 8(a) STARS III GWAC

Axiom Consultants (“Axiom”) is pleased to announce that it has been awarded an 8(a) STARS III GWAC contract by the U.S. General Services Administration (GSA) during the most recent round of awards.

The Best-in-Class 8(a) STARS III GWAC is a small business set-aside contract that provides flexible access to customized IT solutions from a large, diverse pool of vetted 8(a) industry partners.

Through STARS III, agencies can access award-winning 8(a) firms through an established contract vehicle, saving time and taxpayer money over open-market methods. The STARS III contract ceiling is $50 billion.

Commenting on the award round, Federal Acquisition Service Commissioner Sonny Hashmi stated: “This represents another step forward for GSA’s long-term and ongoing commitment to support and provide mission-enabling modern IT solutions to federal agencies. Small businesses are the backbone of this nation’s economy. I’m proud of our partnership with the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) to create and sustain growth opportunities for socioeconomically disadvantaged companies in the federal IT space.”

The primary North American Industrial Classification System (NAICS) code for the Master Contract is designated as 541512, Computer Systems Design Services. Requirements that align with other IT services NAICS codes are within the scope of the STARS III GWAC that include, but are not limited to 541511, 541513, 541519 and 518210.

Commenting on the contract award, Axiom CEO Bhavana Rakesh stated, “We are honored to be an awardee on the 8(a) STARS III GWAC contract vehicle. We look forward to fully leveraging this contract to provide best-in-class support to agency clients and build on our stellar track record of service within the federal government.”

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Axiom CEO Featured in Leadership Magazine

Axiom Consultants CEO Bhavana Rakesh is included in the latest special edition of Women Leadership Magazine USA in the Influential Women in Business feature.

Women Leadership Magazine is a quarterly business news publication established in 2017 for women in business and business owners domestically and internationally. In their latest cover story, Women Leadership Magazine highlighted stories of women business leaders across a variety of industries.

Among the featured business leaders is Axiom’s CEO, Bhavana Rakesh. Ms. Rakesh is a trailblazing woman in business, who brings a valuable blend of strategic vision, a big-picture perspective, analytical expertise, and commitment to achieving company objectives.

Ms. Rakesh brings close to 20 years of experience in the Federal Government Sector in technical innovation and program management support. Under her leadership, Axiom has expanded its client base while maintaining a focus on customer satisfaction and employee welfare.

Axiom Consultants is an SBA certified 8(a) Economically Disadvantaged Woman-Owned Small Business (EDWOSB) which is based in the Washington, DC Metropolitan area.


Axiom Receives Key DCAA Determination

Findings validate Axiom’s accounting system meets standards for government contracts and awards.

Axiom today announced it has successfully met several key milestones that ensure its accounting systems meet necessary regulations and compliance for federal contracts. Through its successful completion of a Defense Contract Audit Agency (DCAA) cost accounting system audit, Axiom has achieved compliance with Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) requirements and has received the DCAA’s important determination that it has a compliant and approved Cost Accounting System.

The DCAA accounting system determination indicates that Axiom’s cost accounting system is adequate for accumulating and billing costs under federal government contracts and is suitable for the award of prospective federal cost type contracts.

Achieving a DCAA Compliant Cost Accounting System will enable Axiom to remain compliant with the myriad of U.S. federal government cost accounting standards that are incorporated into the FAR, while expanding and maintaining important government contracts. FAR requirements and DCAA determinations work to ensure accurate government contract accounting and help to protect agencies and taxpayers against federal contract accounting fraud.

About Axiom Consultants
Axiom Consultants, Inc. (Axiom) is a technology, science & engineering and management consulting firm whose expertise assists our clients improve their operations, strategies and reach their modernization goals. Our tailored solutions focus on delivering excellence to our clients while taking into consideration their challenges and organizational needs. Axiom has a successful track record of delivering innovative solutions across Federal and commercial clients. Axiom’s IT Modernization capabilities, emerging technologies, cloud, cybersecurity, strategy and business transformation have helped the company establish itself as a trusted advisor to agency customers. 

Axiom is an SBA certified 8(a) Economically Disadvantaged Woman-Owned Small Business (EDWOSB) which is based in the Washington, DC Metropolitan area.

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Axiom Ranked on 2021 Inc. 5000 List

Axiom Consultants, Inc. (“Axiom”) has been ranked on the 2021 Inc. 5000 List – An “Exclusive Guide to America’s Top Private Companies.” Axiom is ranked as Number 1152 on the list.

The Inc. 5000 List is an annual listing celebrating the most successful companies within the American economy’s most dynamic segment—its independent small businesses.

Founded in 2008, Axiom is a technology, science and engineering and management consulting firm offering tailored solutions to organizational challenges and needs. An 8(a) woman and minority-owned company, Axiom offers best-in-class and data-driven solutions. Axiom enables its clients to improve their IT modernization capabilities by rendering top-of-the-line consultancy services to adopt emerging technologies, Cloud, cybersecurity, business transformation, and other solutions. Axiom first launched as a trusted NOAA partner with a hand-picked team of experts in science, program management, and leading-edge technology.

Building on a strong reputation as a best-in-class service provider at NOAA, Axiom has been able to diversify their portfolio at other federal agencies including the Department of Commerce, Navy, and Health and Human Services. Through these contract engagements, Axiom has become a trusted and well-known entity in the federal government contracting space.

Despite challenges associated with the COVID-19 Pandemic, Axiom exceeded its growth targets from under $1 million to over $10 million in yearly revenue in less than three years. Axiom was recognized as a 2021 Inc. 5000 honoree (No. 1152) for achieving a landmark three-year company growth rate of 422%. Complete results of the Inc. 5000 can be found at www.inc.com/inc5000