UMD’s human-computer interaction lab launched 34th annual symposium

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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. » Read more

National cyber-security and communications integration center (NCCIC)

Dr. Michael Chipley presented to Optimal staff on his experience and knowledge in the field of cyber security. Dr. Chipley is the current president of the PMC Group, LLC. The PMC Group, LLC, provides consulting and project management to a multitude of government and private agencies including the Department of Defense, Defense Health Agency, and Optimal Solutions Group, LLC.
Dr. Chipley’s presentation illuminated the intricacies of cyber security protocol at the National Cybersecurity and Communications Integration Center (NCCI) and at the Industrial Control Systems Cyber Emergency Response Team (ICS-CERT). Dr. Chipley provided an overview of the programs and protocols of these agencies and shed light on the crucial coordination between private and public institutions.
The specific topics of focus included:
• Hierarchal organizations of agencies
• Reporting tools and procedures
• Incident notification guidelines
• Alerts and advisories given by the ICS-CERT
• Assessing cybersecurity risks
• Workshops and trainings
Dr. Chipley has more than 33 years of experience consulting in a variety of fields with experience in cybersecurity, environmental and sustainable design, infrastructure, and emergency management and disaster recovery. View Dr. Chipley’s full presentation. 

Dr. Muhiuddin Haider and Ms. Hoda Sana to present on “Neonatal Health Issues in South Asia”

University of Maryland’s School of Public Health, Associate Professor in Global Health, Dr. Muhiuddin Haider and doctoral student Ms. Hoda Sana will discuss South Asian neonatal healthcare and neonatal healthcare improvement on Friday, December 9, 2011 at 12:00 p.m. at Optimal Solutions Group’s, LLC (Optimal’s) office in M Square Research Park in College Park, Maryland. Dr. Haider and Ms. Sana’s discussion is part of Optimal’s on-going Brown Bag lunch series. » Read more

Costly Cost Savings: An Overview of The Flint Water Crisis

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A Senior Environmental Engineer at Corona Environmental Consulting, LLC, Dr. Sheldon Masters’ highly-cited work involves assessing the quality of water in commercial and residential buildings. Based in Philadelphia, his company provides solutions to remove harmful pathogens to make the water safer. Dr. Masters was invited to Optimal Solutions Group LLC on May 13th to present on water quality assessment and the causes of lead exposure.  » Read more

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