Founded in 2000, Optimal is a nonpartisan public policy research and software development firm. We are recognized for our innovative approaches to providing rigorous, data and evidence-driven research and technical assistance to government agencies, corporations, NGOs and philanthropic foundations.
Research and Evaluation
Optimal Solutions Group is dedicated to providing real-time data and solutions to decision-makers dealing with rapid change.
Instead of looking back on why a project succeeded or failed, Optimal’s data evaluation and analysis services are designed to provide continuous feedback that allows for course corrections even as a program is ongoing. We call this design that allows for concurrent data collection, analysis and reporting our “Real-Time Framework.”
With a focus on multidisciplinary design, Optimal is experienced in rigorous methods, has proven technologies, and abides by human subjects, security and accessibility guidelines to provide timely, evidence-based reporting for programs, partners, and public stakeholders.
Our in-house staff of social scientists have expertise spanning diverse disciplines, including workforce development, welfare reform, education policy, and child welfare and economic development policy.
Our research and evaluation program areas include:
- Policy and Program Evaluation
- Statistical and Econometric Analysis
- Qualitative Analysis
- Machine Learning and Artificial Intelligence
- Economic, Cost, and Investment Analysis
- Large-Scale Survey Administration
- Knowledge Creation, Management and Dissemination
- Communication Services
In this era of abundant data, information drives the decision-making process – but first, it needs to tell a story. We transform your raw data into understandable, actionable intelligence with data analysis, report generation and interactive dashboards.
Overwhelmed by a flood of Big Data? We have the tools to refine your data and reveal critical insights. We apply logical models, machine learning and fuzzy logic to help you improve your data.
We keep your data secure and compliant with standards. Backup processes ensure your data will never be lost, while our security features keep it safe. Our data cleaning services identify corrupt data for correction or elimination, scrub duplicate data, and transform data so it maps appropriately.
Our data validation services ensure the quality and accuracy of your data and make sure it adheres to the standards you’ve set, particularly when moving from one system to another. We ensure your data meets NIST, FedRAMP Moderate and FISMA guidelines and 508 compliance.
Mobile App Development
Make your data accessible everywhere – on phones, on tablets and on the go. Our mobile app services, which include cross-platform coverage, visualizations and social media integration, cut the ties to desktop computers and put your information in your user’s hands, wherever they are.
We use our expertise in content management systems, web development, testing, DevOps, agile and design services to meet your needs. We created our signature software to provide a smart data repository with data collection, analysis and customized reporting functionalities that integrate with commercial off-the-shelf (COTS) environments.
Open Data Reporting
Government entities are moving rapidly toward open data, making their information freely obtainable and available for use by the public. We remove sensitive data and block embargoed information so the rest of your data can be made public in a process involving multiple review stages to ensure confidence in the results.
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