The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has selected Washington, D.C.-based TCG to assist the data visualization efforts of its Quantitative Research Analytical Data Support program. Under the $5.6 million, four-year task order, TCG will support knowledge sharing, data display and data analysis throughout SEC, the company reported. In addition, TCG will provide project management, web development and technical writing support for the SEC’s Data Insights and Data Visualization initiatives of the recently-created Office of the Chief Data Officer. The SEC's initiatives aim to make important analytical work done by teh agency's experts accessible throughout the Commission.
The U.S. Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA) has changed its approach to data services from an exclusively high-level activity to one at the lowest level. In moving from a centralized approach to a decentralized one, the agency has taken the same course as an army moving data from the command center down to the individual soldier in the foxhole.
New York University researchers are studying people’s behavior as they leave healthcare facilities to see how they physically interact with their immediate surroundings. The research will help develop localized disease-transmission models that can be applied to larger areas, such as cities. Potential models could be critical for predicting the continued spread of COVID-19 as well as future pandemics. The National Science Foundation (NSF) is funding the Three-dimensions to Enhance Response (DETER) one-year project.
Unlike the other services, the military’s newest service, the U.S. Space Force, is starting with a chief data officer in place on day one of its existence. With an executive in place to guide how the service will administer its information, and with support from its top leadership, the service aims to have its data aid its strategic advantage.
Parsons Government Services, Pasadena, California, has been awarded a $17,769,011 cost-plus-fixed-fee contract for Agent-Based Data Analytics and Persistence Technology. The scope of this effort is to generate input data; perform data modeling; research, design, develop, and implement novel algorithms, frameworks, information management tools, data stores and services; and integrate capabilities and services into robotic and content production systems. Work will be performed in Arlington, Virginia, and is expected to be completed Sept. 28, 2023. This award is a result of a competitive acquisition and two offers were received.
The billions of bits and bytes that make government services, information sharing and even shopping easier also open the doors for adversaries to gather intelligence that aids their nefarious pursuits. AFCEA International’s Cyber Committee has published a white paper that describes several ways big data analytics can help cybersecurity analysts close those doors or at least shrink the gap and reduce vulnerabilities.
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) awarded a $300 million blanket purchase agreement to Reston, Virginia-based Octo Consulting Group.* Under the contract, Octo will support the development of the FDA's Drug Resource Management System. According to the company, Octo will provide advanced data analytics to help improve the FDA Center for Drug Evaluation and Research's (CDER's) regulatory, surveillance, compliance, enforcement and oversight capabilities, as well as meeting the requirements of the 21st Century Cure Act. *Small business.
The U.S. Department of Commerce today issued the "Public Safety Analytics R&D Roadmap," which outlines opportunities to spur innovation and improve public safety by making data more accessible and useful for police, firefighters, emergency medical services and other first responders.
Systems Engineering Associates Corp., Middletown, Rhode Island, is being awarded a $19,778,516 indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity, cost-plus-fixed-fee contract for engineering services for the continued development of the Extensible Markup Language Test Data Analysis Tool (XTDAS) on all Navy submarines currently deployed. The XTDAS tool provides a portable, adaptable and cost effective means for collecting, analyzing, verifying and validating the required combat system data.
Rapidly evolving commercial solutions are having a large effect on how the intelligence community collects, processes and analyzes data to gain improved strategic agility. Enhanced reactive and predictive awareness will allow the United States to engage with global partners successfully while out-maneuvering adversaries at home and abroad. But for this to work, the U.S. government must challenge the status quo, stop accepting incremental change and push a cultural shift in policy.
Robert D. Niehaus Inc., Santa Barbara, Calif., is being awarded a firm-fixed-price requirements-type contract in the total estimated amount of $9,446,077 for the Defense Travel Management Office's (DTMO) requirement of data collection and analysis support services. The Defense Human Resources Activity Procurement Support Office, Alexandria, Va., is the contracting activity.