Helping Organizations Achieve Impact: Optimal Join Sponsors for UMD Social Sciences Workshop

Date: October 12, 2021

In October 2021, the University of Maryland, College Park will host a workshop for individuals in academia, industry, and government to discuss how academic-corporate partnerships can advance social, behavioral, and organizational science research to impact society and science. The two-part event will kick-off with virtual session comprised of subject matter experts and partners. One goal of the workshop is to […]

Study Finds 8(a) Program Benefits Businesses By Obtaining Prime Federal Contracts

Date: August 25, 2021

The federal government established the 8(a) program to improve the capacity of small businesses owned by the socially and economically disadvantaged members of society by creating a level playing field for providing goods and services to the federal government and increasing the supply base of qualified businesses owned by such members of society. The Small Business Administration partnered with Optimal […]

Study Finds Underrepresentation of Women-Owned Small Businesses Depends on How Disparity Ratios Are Measured

Date: August 25, 2021

Women face a wider variety and a greater severity of challenges in starting and growing their business ventures than men. Difficulties obtaining government contracts represents one of the largest hurdles faced by women-owned firms. Congress approved the Women-Owned Small Business (WOSB) Federal Contracting Program to provide greater opportunities for small businesses to win federal contracts. The Small Business Administration partnered […]

Optimal Will Present Findings on the Effects of Federal Government Contracting Opportunities for Small Businesses at Fall Research Conference

Date: August 18, 2021

Four representatives from Optimal Solutions Group LLC (Optimal) will present research papers on the effects of federal contracting opportunities for small businesses at the Association for Public Policy Analysis & Management’s (APPAM) 43rd Annual Fall Research Conference in Austin, Texas, this November. As part of the panel “The Effects of Government Procurement Policies and Practices in Advancing Small Business Contracting […]


Optimal Sponsors Intern Tech and Data Challenge for COVID, Jobs, Small Business and Mobile App Development

Date: August 11, 2020

COVID-19 has interrupted corporate internships, but Optimal Solutions has developed a safe alternative.

Automate with NAEP -Optimal participates as panelists and exhibitor at DC STAT conference

Date: June 17, 2019

Optimal Solutions Group will present and have an exhibitor booth at the National Center for Education Statistics’ (NCES) Data Conference (DC-STAT) from July 24-26.

Optimal to Debut iAccessible at M-Enabling Summit June 17, 2019

Date: June 6, 2019

Optimal Solution Group, LLC will participate as an exhibitor in the 2019 M-Enabling Summit, unveiling its new iAccessible software Platform.

2018 ADRF Network Research Conference: Innovations in Administrative Data for Social Science

Date: November 13, 2018

Optimal Solutions Group will share insight on working with federal agencies to obtain data, using administrative data to develop models and understand successes and flaws, and ways in which administrative data were used to track developments in USAID’s education strategy at the 2018 ADRF Network Research Conference: Innovations in Administrative Data for Social Science.


Under-served Youth Resources Montgomery County – Funded by DHHS/SAMHSA

Date: January 31, 2018

The Montgomery County Collaboration Council requested a Geo-mapping Tool in order to assess resources for transitional age youth (TAY) who are at-risk of disconnecting or are disconnected from their communities.

Office of the Medicare Ombudsman brief

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.

Feed the Future Liberia brief

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.

Medicare Part D brief

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.



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