The IBM Analytics Solution Center, recently opened in Washington, will focus on the federal market.
opened a new analytics center in Washington
on Nov. 10 to focus on the federal market.
This, the sixth of IBM's advanced
analytics solution centers, is "dedicated to helping federal agencies and
other public-sector organizations extract actionable insights from their
data," IBM said in a news release.
IBM also said, "The new IBM
Center in Washington,
D.C., will draw on the expertise of more
than 400 IBM professionals. These will
include IBM researchers, experts in advanced
software platforms, and consultants with deep industry knowledge in areas such
as transportation, social services, public safety, customs and border
management, revenue management, defense, logistics, health care and education. IBM
also plans to add an additional 100 professionals, through retraining or new
hiring, as demand grows."
"Just as analytics is being widely adopted in corporate America to help
companies achieve their business goals, there are almost limitless opportunities
for the public sector to improve efficiency, effectiveness and overall
performance through analytics," Anne Altman, general manager of IBM
Global Public Sector, said in a statement. "This center will enable
greater collaboration on projects that leverage data in real time to aid in
decision making and enhance citizens' lives."
"The new center will be located in IBM's
Institute for Electronic Government ... [and] will serve as the hub for
collaboration with federal agencies, academia and other institutions in the
Washington Metro Area on analytics projects ranging from transportation and
social services to defense logistics and homeland security systems," the IBM
Meanwhile, "Among the analytics projects already under way with
government agencies, IBM is working with the
Special Operations Command (USSOCOM)
to modernize the planning,
programming, budgeting and execution functions within the command. USSOCOM is
the combatant command within the Department of Defense that provides special
operations forces to defend the U.S.
and its interests. The command also plans and synchronizes operations against
terrorist networks. The project consists of the design, development and
integration of a Special Operations Resource Business Information System, which
speeds access to information for the command," IBM
In another example given in the release, "IBM,
the U.S. Social Security Administration (SSA) and MedVirginia developed a
first-of-a-kind electronic records exchange system to shave the amount of time
[required] to receive medical records from weeks to minutes. In addition, IBM
worked with SSA to build a predictive model using text analytics to help
identify initial disability applications that are likely quick allowances and
helped reduce the amount of time for a favorable initial disability
determination on these applications from months to weeks."
In addition to the Washington IBM
Center, the release said, "IBM
has opened five other analytics solution centers-in New
York, Dallas, Berlin,
Beijing and Tokyo."