PSG’s trusted leadership and expert technical teams have over 300 years’ collective experience in ISR analytics and data science, complex system-of-systems engineering, modeling and simulation, machine learning and automated image exploitation.
As PSG founder and president, Joe focuses the company on combining core competencies with research initiatives in a defined technology roadmap. His background includes service in the United States Air Force as a research and development engineer, and defense industry chief systems engineer and program manager on major system acquisition programs. He applies his experience with product development and delivery to market of large software development baselines to the PSG research agenda. His expertise in space systems, space to ground interfaces, and ground processing of satellite data is built on career experiences with space systems in both the government and industry.
Joe’s interest in systems engineering of complex systems has led the PSG research agenda toward autonomous systems, complex adaptive systems and robotics decision support systems. This research thrust resulted in Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) innovative research awards with the Department of Defense and Department of Energy. Under Joe’s leadership, PSG has forged research relationships with Arizona State University’s Sensors, Signals and Information Processing (SenSIP) industry consortium. This relationship is driving collaborative research in machine learning and artificial intelligence. He has published several technical papers on complex systems, modeling and simulation and systems engineering process maturity.
He entered the Air Force through the Arizona State University R.O.T.C. program and returned to Arizona after service with wife, Sharon, and children, Jared and Megan. He is a member of the International Council of Systems Engineers (INCOSE), and serves as a certified expert of systems engineering. He is also the Arizona State president of the Air Force Association. Joe received his BS in engineering science from Arizona State University and his MS in engineering science from Northrup University in Los Angeles, California.
Joseph Marvin - President and Founder
Dr. Kleine oversees PSG’s research and innovation effort, focusing on advanced geospatial systems design and algometric solutions across the remote sensing spectrum. Spanning a 34-year career with Lockheed Martin, Dr. Kleine was selected as a corporate senior fellow for his research and expertise in developing operational mission solutions in the field of ISR sensor systems. Dr. Kleine is an expert in both SAR and EO sensor systems. As a researcher and principal engineer, Dr. Kleine has a proven record of developing and transitioning scientific research and innovations into operational tools and systems in support of the mission needs for the intelligence community. Dr. Kleine has very broad technical strengths in the areas of SAR and optical signal processing, ground processing architectures, advanced geospatial intelligence products, spectroscopy, hyperspectral imaging, data compression, radiation transfer modeling, and electromagnetic scattering and phenomenology. For the past 22 years in his role as chief scientist for LM Sensor Processing, Dr. Kleine has been responsible for the management, technology development, and productization of new capabilities to strategically position Lockheed Martin Corporation for the next generation of remote sensing systems and mission capabilities. He has worked the entire development cycle from concept, system requirements, system design, system development, and integration. Recent research activities are in the area of transforming unstructured imagery data for different sensor modalities into object level information for high order machine reasoning.
Marvin Kleine, Ph.D. - Production Development Manager
Robbie has nearly 20 years in software development and engineering leadership, focusing on technical execution and process improvement. Most of that time has been in the defense industry working with multi-petabyte-sized data lakes, transitioning architectures to cloud-tenant/cloud-native designs, and integrating into the IC enterprise. He is passionate about efficient, high-function, user-focused development. “Building culture” and “team first” are his guiding principles for work. He graduated from Arizona State University studying technical writing, software development and engineering leadership. He is the PSG Engineering Services business unit manager, drives the corporate agile development process and leads multiple development efforts.
Robert Reed - Engineering Services Manager
Mike Dezember is the Engineering Manager for PSG. He is responsible for managing the pipeline, placement, and professional growth of PSG’s talented technical workforce as they solve our customers’ problems through product development and engineering services. ln his 30+ years, Mike’s engineering and management responsibilities spanned SAR imaging systems, image processing, and advanced product development. During his years as the product engineering lead for Lockheed Martin, his teams were responsible for the successful transition of Advanced Geospatial Intelligence products from prototype to operations. This work established the foundation for, and culminated in, the Advanced Geospatial-Intelligence Processing (AGP) system that delivers GEOINT to users today. In addition to his Engineering Manager role, Mike leads small product development teams in the areas of automated change detection, data analytics, machine learning and data management tools.
Mike Dezember - Engineering Manager
Lorna Sprenger is the Business Operations Manager for PSG. She is involved in every aspect of the business with oversight responsibilities in the Administration, Finance, Human Resources, Contract Management and Business Development. Lorna’s prior experience includes working at the Naval Pacific Missile Range Facility as a Finance and Program Manager as well as with Lockheed Martin Corporation in software, financial and earned value management disciplines. Lorna enjoys her strategic role within the organization and looks forward to continued driven growth and maturity advancements for PSG.
Lorna Sprenger - Business Operations Manager
Lena has over 20 years in Department of Defense (DoD) weapon systems management and engineering leadership, focusing on Cybersecurity, Electronic Warfare (EW), Flight-Testing, Satellites, and Signals Intelligence (SIGINT). Her background includes service in the United States Air Force (USAF) as an Active Duty (AD) Acquisitions Engineer and Air National Guard (ANG) Cyberspace Operations Officer. Applying her Technology Management and Program Engineering expertise, she led a $4.7B weapon system life-cycle effort that developed and delivered a complex, large-scale software and hardware system aligning with the pursuit of innovative technologies complementing PSG’s mission.
She joined the Arizona ANG in 2019, and Lieutenant Colonel Lena Thompson served as the commander of the 161st Communications Flight assigned to the 161st Air Refueling Wing in Phoenix, Arizona. Lena was commissioned through the USAF's Officer Training School in 2001 after receiving her BS in Electrical Engineering from Christian Brothers University in Memphis, Tennessee. She has a Master of Science (MS) in Computer Science at the Naval Postgraduate School in Monterey, California, and another MS in Military Operational Art and Science from the USAF's Air University at Maxwell AFB, Alabama. Lena is driven by her continuing service and is a proud Air National Guard Officer, wife, and mother of twins.
Lena Thompson - Senior Program Manager
Tara Knight is the Finance Manager for PSG. She is responsible for all areas of finance and accounting including accounts payable and receivables, cash management, reconciliations, and corporate financial planning. Her experience includes work in business data analytics, statistics, big data analytics, and engineering. Tara enjoys working with her alma mater Arizona State University, where she earned a B.S. degree in Business Data Analytics. She is passionate about PSG’s success. Tara is driven by her faith and her family. She is a proud spouse of a US Navy Veteran and mother of three.
Tara Knight - Finance Manager
Joe & Business Operations Members