Recent Publications


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

June 25, 2019

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.


Spotlight On … Optimal in Bangladesh

September 12, 2018

The US Agency for International Development (USAID) Mission in Bangladesh is one of the largest USAID assistance programs in the world. Since Bangladesh’s independence in 1971, poverty has been a major challenge that the country is successfully striving to overcome, despite daunting obstacles.


FNS Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP) Report Published

June 8, 2017

The United States Department of Agriculture Food and Nutrition Service (FNS), as part of its efforts to reach out to small businesses, awarded Optimal Solutions Group, LLC (Optimal) a contract to conduct the Annual Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP) Sponsor Tiering Determination Assessment for 2014.


Office of the Medicare Ombudsman brief

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

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

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.


Office of National Drug Control Policy Brief

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.