Webinar: Create Citizen-First Digital Public Experiences Featuring iAccessible

Create Citizen-First Digital Public Experiences featuring iAccessible

Join us on Thursday, April 18, in hearing and discussing how your agency can accelerate its citizen experience modernization while generating cost savings.

We will demonstrate how iAccessible, Revelo, and our partner, e-GovMarket’s, e-products, such as e-508, can help your agency meet its goals sooner:

  • Get an inventory of all of your public-facing web pages
  • Reduce duplicates and redundancies
  • Develop a governance structure
  • Test and analyze for accessibility, plain language and usability
  • Get analytics and reporting
  • Get your site ready for Algorithm Optimization
  • Info on the new streamlined TMF fund application

A Q&A discussion with our panel will follow, including recent regulatory updates.

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Webinar: Leveraging GPT Chatbots for Citizen Experience Success

Leveraging GPT Chatbots for Citizen Experience Success

Is your agency a High Impact Service Provider (HISP), and are you looking to modernize and improve citizen experience?

We will discuss:

  • The use of generative AI to improve citizen experience and user interfaces
  • How Optibot disseminates statistical tables and datasets
  • How to decide on the best bots for your agency

A Q&A discussion with our panel will follow, including recent regulatory updates.

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Webinar: Modern Solutions for Market Research

Modern Solutions for Market Research

Learn more about Modern Solutions for Market Research.

Discover the latest advancements in market research and learn how AcquisitionAI can modernize your approach to government procurement and transformatively shorten your agency’s Procurement Acquisition Lead Time (PALT).

In our brief demonstration of AcquisitionAI, we will show you how to:

  • Shorten Procurement Acquisition Lead Time (PALT)
  • Quickly find vendors using pre-linked and updated government databases
  • Automate Procurement Strategy Reports
  • Automate scans of capability statements & agency databases.

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Optimal to Showcase AcquisitionAI Tool at NCMA GCMS 2023

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Optimal was an exhibitor at the National Contract Management Association’s Government Contract Management Symposium (NCMA GCMS) on November 6 -7, 2023. During the event, Optimal showcased the AcquisitionAI tool, which leverages Robotic Process Automation (RPA) and carefully engages AI to streamline the acquisition lifecycle.

NCMA GCMS is recognized as the premier event for contract management professionals in the government sector. It provides a platform for industry leaders to share insights, expertise, and innovative solutions.

AcquisitionAI combines artificial intelligence and robotic process automation to automate and enhance critical processes in the acquisition lifecycle. It can efficiently identify firms for outreach events and communications, conduct market research, and streamline data collection to help government acquisition officials communicate with qualified firms identified in the tool. This tool empowers government contractors to optimize their operations, reach a wider range of potentially qualified firms, reduce manual errors, shorten cycle times, and reduce costs.

By leveraging the power of AI and Robotic Process Automation, the AcquisitionAI tool offers several benefits, including:

  • Increased Efficiency
  • Cost Savings
  • Enhanced Accuracy and Compliance
  • Improved Collaboration

For more information about AcquisitionAI, please visit https://revelosoftware.com/home/acquisition-ai/ or contact [email protected]

To learn more about NCMA GCMS, visit https://s6.goeshow.com/ncma/symposium/2023/index.cfm.

Optimal to participate as an exhibitor at the 10th annual Interagency Accessibility Forum (IAAF)

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Optimal Solution Group, LLC will participate as an exhibitor at the Interagency Accessibility Form (IAAF). Optimal’s accessibility and usability testing platform, iAccessible, will be the focal point of the exhibitor booth.  The 10th annual IAAF, with the theme, “Beyond Compliance: Building a Culture of Digital Accessibility,” provides an opportunity for accessibility professionals and vendors to exchange best practices in managing and implementing digital accessibility imperatives, including Section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act. 

iAccessible, which is powered by Revelo Software, is an end-to-end accessibility and usability platform.  It provides automated and streamlined manual testing, hyperlink assessment, website readability review, Section 508 review, TTY phone testing and more to ensure that websites conform to accessibility standards and guidelines. iAccessible has been improved over the past year with increased speed and new features such as Readability, PDF Accessibility testing and deep-level scans to find buried web pages.

To learn more about iAccessible and how the tool can be used to help improve web accessibility and usability for users, visit https://iaccessible.com/ or contact [email protected].

To learn more about IAAF and register for the November 7-9 conference, visit https://www.section508.gov/iaaf/

Optimal Solutions Group, LLC to Showcase OptiBot at FCSM Conference

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Optimal Solutions Group, LLC (Optimal) is presenting its customized chatbot, OptiBot.AI, at the annual Federal Committee on Statistical Methodology (FCSM) conference in Hyattsville, Maryland, from October 24–26, 2023. OptiBot.AI is a chatbot capable of responding to user queries pertaining to the federal data that it is trained with. Optimal has developed an OptiBot.AI to help federal statistical agencies make their data tables more accessible. OptiBot.AI allows users to query federal data tables by asking any question the table(s) is able to answer. 

Federal statistical agencies present a vast majority of the data they collect in a tabular format, which means that inquiries into these data largely depend on the end user’s ability to understand and access these tables.

This provides several challenges. For instance, many tables are large and complex and incorporate features like indents and nested tables, which can make the tables difficult to read. In addition, these tables are often embedded in a front end that includes some built-in constraints (e.g., it can only access one table at a time). Factors such as these can make the experience of working with tabular data taxing and time-consuming for the average user. OptiBot.AI effectively addresses these challenges by interacting with just one application. By removing the burden of manually navigating multiple tables, OptiBot.AI can expedite information retrieval and data analysis.  

OptiBot.AI is powered by ChatGPT using its API on Python, and its underlying Large Language Model (LLM) is being trained on various federal statistical tables such that the corpus is limited to these tables and specified so that it only provides precise answers. Additionally, OptiBot.AI would allow end users to ask questions about the data in plain language and receive accurate answers in plain language, summarize the findings, identify highlights, and draft content on the results for a wide range of audiences. OptiBot.AI marks a considerable step forward in making federal data more accessible to a variety of users, including researchers, policy analysts, and the general public. Researchers often find it challenging to summarize the results presented in a table to inform subsequent analyses and research. Similarly, policy analysts may find it difficult to effectively summarize the results provided in a table to inform policy or assess a policy’s impact. The general public, on the other hand, may be unfamiliar with the data collected by a federal agency, and they may require training; or they may have difficulty interpreting the results in the table. OptiBot.AI provides a cost-effective solution to these challenges by substantially reducing barriers such as users’ lack of familiarity and training involving federal data.

OptiBot.AI is part of Optimal’s Real-Time Framework, which enables timely public policy evidence-based decision-making. In addition, OptiBot.AI will help agencies become more Algorithm Optimization (AO) friendly, reflecting a newer trend over Search Engine Optimization (SEO). OptiBot.AI will undergo pilot testing next, followed by determining the latent user base and, finally, deployment. OptiBot.AI will undergo continuous testing to decrease barriers to access, which will allow more highly skilled users, as well as the general public, to utilize federal statistical data.



Optimal Solutions Group, LLC

Founded in 2000, Optimal Solutions Group, LLC, is a nonpartisan public policy research,  technical assistance and analytics firm that stands out for its quantitative expertise, innovative and technological approaches to provide rigorous, data-driven research and technical assistance to government agencies, corporations, nonprofit organizations and philanthropic foundations. Located at the University of Maryland’s Discovery District in College Park, Optimal is a leader in driving real-time public policy research. Optimal has 60+ employees, including multidisciplinary researchers with backgrounds in economics, education, health, housing, sociology, statistics, information management and entrepreneurship. Optimal has four research centers—Health, Education, Housing and Workforce Development, and Social Policy—as well as an International Practice, Analytics Group, and Entrepreneurship and Innovation Cente

Streamline Market Research for Government Procurement

Streamline Market Researching in Government Procurement

Learn about the potential of automation, AI-powered technologies, and Optimal’s AcquisitionAI platform can transform ways to conduct market research, make informed decisions, and facilitate partnerships.

Here’s what we covered:

  • Market research and how it currently works
  • The opportunities for innovation in the acquisition life cycle
  • Examples of existing acquisition tools and pilots
  • An introduction and overview of AcquisitionAI
  • A Q&A session with our panel

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Using AI in Public Comments Analysis Featuring Comments AI

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Would you like to learn how to disseminate and analyze public comments effectively and efficiently?

Watch our webinar on “Using AI in Public Comments Analysis featuring CommentsAI” and learn how CommentsAI leverages an embedded chatbot to simplify comments processing analysis and reporting.

Here’s what we covered :

  • An introduction to the challenges faced by government agencies in comments processing
  • An overview of CommentsAI and its features for efficient comments analysis
  • A Q&A session with our panel

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Leveraging Generative AI for Policy Research

Leveraging Generative AI for Policy Research

Are you curious about how generative AI can revolutionize policy research?

Watch our webinar on “Leveraging Generative AI for Policy Research” to learn about the benefits of using these powerful tools from our presenters.

Here’s what we covered :

  • An introduction to generative AI and potential uses for policy research
  • An overview of multiple generative AI tools that can be used in policy research
  • Case studies of generative AI summarizing tables for policy research
  • Live demo of ChatGPT for efficient and effective data dissemination
  • Q&A session with our panel

Learn more about the latest trends and innovations in generative AI for policy research and data science.

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