Date: September 20, 2017

Optimal Solutions Group, LLC today announced that it has been appraised at level 3 for Development (DEV) of the CMMI Institute’s Capability Maturity Model Integration (CMMI)®. The appraisal was performed by Abridge Technology. CMMI is a capability improvement framework that provides organizations with the essential elements of effective processes that ultimately improve their performance.

Date: August 17, 2017

Optimal is pleased to announce that it has received its second Authority to Operate (ATO) from the Acting CIO and Director of the Office of Information Technology (OIT) at CMS for the Learning System Data Management (LSDM) Data Management, Analysis and Reporting System (DMARS) system. DMARS is a customizable commercial-off-the-shelf (COTS) product, Revelo™. This customizable application of Revelo™, is a […]

Date: August 2, 2017

Dr. Brian Cramer and Rahul Rathi, along with Ebony Walton of NCES, presented on using Tableau for displaying percentile and regional data maps from NAEP assessments at the 2017 NCES DC-Stats in Washington, DC on August 2.

Date: May 25, 2017

The Human-Computer Interaction Lab (HCIL) hosted its 34th Annual Symposium on May 25, 2017, at the University of Maryland, College Park. The HCIL symposium was founded in 1983 with a mission to transform the experience people have with new technologies. Optimal Solutions Group, LLC (Optimal) has been a long-term sponsor for this gathering of innovative thinkers.


Date: September 28, 2017

The University of Maryland’s James Clark School of Engineering has partnered with Whiting-Turner Contracting Company to develop the Whiting-Turner Lecture Series.

Date: September 7, 2017

Laura Ardito is the Deputy Director of the University of Maryland SAFE Center For Human Trafficking Survivors. She has worked on human trafficking issues for over a decade from a direct services, programmatic, and policy perspective.

Date: August 2, 2017

Dr. Brian Cramer and Rahul Rathi, along with Ebony Walton of NCES, presented on using Tableau for displaying percentile and regional data maps from NAEP assessments at the 2017 NCES DC-Stats in Washington, DC on August 2.

Date: July 13, 2017

This year, the Association for Public Policy Analysis and Management (APPAM) will host the 2017 international conference in Brussels, Belgium, on July 13–14. Dr. Jennifer Auer, a senior research associate, will be a presenter.


Date: August 27, 2016

Topic Detection • Analysis of Internet and social media to identify and trend beneficiary issues in real time: Message boards, blogs, Facebook, Twitter, etc. • Scan the Internet for data, called posts, based on a certain keyword or set of keywords.

Date: March 28, 2015

Historical Background • Liberia has undergone a long period of bloody civil war that shattered its economy. • Its principal sector of activity, agriculture, has been damaged and is plagued by low crop yields.

Date: September 28, 2014

Website Assessment Tool • Developed organizational website content assessment tool to include all Part D content requirements. • Identifies areas where plans are compliant or need further clarification of posted information.

Date: July 13, 2012

Youth and Social Media • 95% of youth are online and 80% of those use social media. • Conversations on drug-related behavior take place more on micromedia using different slang terminology than used in person.