Complexity Simplified: Founding Partner Dr. Albert Lee and Dr. Fred Faltin of Virginia Tech discuss corporate real estate trends as the COVID-19 pandemic enters a new phase

Complexity Simplified: Director, Josh Goldberg discusses servicer liquidity issues related to the COVID-19 induced recession with Mike Fratantoni Chief Economist of the Mortgage Bankers Association

Complexity Simplified: Founding Partner Albert Lee and BroadSolutions II CEO Andrew Smith discuss COVID-19 and its effect on the bridge loan segment of the mortgage industry

An open letter from Summit Consulting to our community in response to social and racial injustice

Complexity Simplified: Partner Anthony Curcio discusses professional development and training for finance practitioners with Alok Mathur, President of the Global Project Finance Advisory Council

Complexity Simplified: Dr. Albert Lee discusses insights into the commercial property market with Dr. Victor Calanog, Chief Economist of Moody's Analytics (REIS)

Sneak peek: new Summit data tool helps clients visualize US areas that are most heavily impacted by the COVID-19 virus

Complexity Simplified: Anthony Curcio discusses strengthening the structured finance and securitization market with Michael Bright CEO of the Structured Finance Association

Complexity Simplified: Albert Lee and Jeremy McCarty (CEO of Valligent) discuss virtual home appraisals during COVID-19

Opinion paper: Impact of Covid-19 on the Mortgage Industry

Summit releases new white paper: Accounting Volatility, Loan Loss Reserve Credit Modeling, and COVID-19

Complexity Simplified: Anthony Curcio discusses risk transfer with Joe Monaghan and Bridget Gainer of Aon (Series 2 of 3)

COVID-19 causes landlords to scramble in April 2020

Complexity Simplified: Founder Dr. Albert Lee discusses the current trends in the commercial real estate markets with chief economist Dr. Mike Fratantoni

Complexity Simplified: Partner Anthony Curcio sits down with Summit's in-house Scrum and Agile expert Derek Hills

Complexity Simplified: RegTech with Hudson Hollister (Data Foundation, HData) and Anthony Curcio (Summit)

Complexity Simplified: Dr. Albert Lee discusses COVID-19's impact on the labor and real estate markets with Chief Economist Dr. Mark Zandi

Complexity Simplified: Dr. Albert Lee and CoreLogic's Chief Economist Frank Nothaft discuss single family transaction volume and US regional house price trends

Complexity Simplified: Anthony Curcio discusses risk transfer with Joe Monaghan and Bridget Gainer of Aon

Complexity Simplified: Summit Consulting's Dr. Albert Lee and Dr. Mark Hutson discuss Dr. Lee's recent paper Predictive Analytics: the New Tool to Combat Fraud, Waste, and Abuse

Modeling COVID-19's Impact

Data visualization: decision-making from your web browser

Summit releases new white paper on key changes to USDA credit programs in the 2018 Farm Bill

Complexity Simplified: Anthony Curcio and Alok Mathur discuss insights into screening infrastructure projects

Complexity Simplified: Model risk management and internal controls with Josh Goldberg & Anthony Curcio

Complexity Simplified: Discussion about the Broadband ReConnect Program with USDA RUS Administrator Chad Rupe and Summit Partner Anthony Curcio

Data Governance Frameworks – a starting point for financial institutions

Complexity Simplified: The role of statistics in False Claims Act (FCA) litigation cases - Albert Lee, PhD & Alan Salzberg, PhD

Summit appoints Erin Lucien to Advisory Board

Summit welcomes Josh Goldberg as Director

Summit welcomes Samuel Dugger, PMP, as Director

Summit's modernization work shines at USDA Impact Expo

U.S. Dept. of Education Federal Student Aid chooses Summit Team for Next Gen Program Management Support (PMS) Services award

Summit-Westat team selected by HHS for the MEPS-MPC Evaluation Award

Summit wins $1M USDA FPAC contract

Summit awarded best-in-class Federal contract vehicle: GSA IT Schedule 70

Summit Wins Employer Support of Guard and Reserve (ESGR) Seven Seals Award

NBC highlights Summit's role in supporting women in STEM

Complexity Simplified: Replacing LIBOR, a conversation between Ira Kawaller, PhD, and Albert Lee, PhD

Complexity Simplified: Comprehensive Mortgage Finance Reform with Isaac Boltansky

Complexity Simplified: Lindsey Johnson, President of USMI explains why the mortgage insurance industry has become major issuers of credit risk transfer (CRT) bonds.

Complexity Simplified: GNMA's Potential Role Under Senator Mike Crapo's Housing Reform Proposal

Complexity Simplified: Mortgage Bankers Association - Most Impactful Industry Changes

Opportunity Zones Regulations

Notes from the Government Analytics Breakfast Forum: Using Analytics to Combat the Opioid Crisis

How OFCCP’s New Compensation Directive Benefits Contractors

Summit Uses Analytics to Estimate Hurricane Impacts on Operations

Advantages of Tree-Based Modeling

Complexity Simplified: Interview with Doug Criscitello, Executive Director of MIT Golub Center for Finance and Policy

Complexity Simplified: Examining Federal Loan Programs that develop infrastructure and promote US exports with Amy Slusher, Deputy Director at USDA FAS

Opioid Crisis at the State Level: What's the Cost?

Complexity Simplified: Monitoring Government Programs

Complexity Simplified: Launching Government Programs

Complexity Simplified: Financing Government Programs

Complexity Simplified: Credit Risk Transfer

Impact Evaluation of Mission-Oriented Investments

Strength in Numbers: Pay Equity

Portfolio Monitoring for Mission-Oriented Investments

Summit Releases New White Paper on Credit Risk Transfer

Complexity Simplified: Unstructured Data

Evaluating Potential Mission-related Investments: Alignment with Mission and Desired Impact

Evaluating Potential Mission-Related Investments: Credit Risk Analysis

Strength In Numbers: Unstructured Data

Summit’s Mission-Oriented Finance Overview

The Opioid Crisis: An Interview with State Representative Michael Curcio

Strength In Numbers: Excel is Not Powerful Enough For Your Data Needs

Complexity Simplified: Cloud Computing

Visualizing Pay Equity: 2017 Gartner Study Highlights Effects of an Organizational Commitment to Pay Equity

Complexity Simplified: OMB Circular A-129

The Opioid Crisis: Using Data

Strength In Numbers: Demystifying the Cloud

Complexity Simplified: Best Execution with Auction.com

An Executive Approach to Modernizing Infrastructure

Complexity Simplified: Quality Control

The Opioid Crisis: An Overview

An Executive Approach to Accelerating Rural Economy

When Computers Understand Us

Complexity Simplified: National Economists Club

How Do Opportunity Zones Differ from Existing Federal Tax Incentives for Community Development?

An Executive Approach to Strengthen Existing Federal Lending Programs

Strength In Numbers: Quality Control

Complexity Simplified: Pay Equity Studies

Complexity Simplified: Opportunity Zones

An Executive Approach to Accelerating Infrastructure Investment

Opportunity Zones: An Overview

Complexity Simplified: Statistical Sampling

Complexity Simplified: Credit Risk Rating Tools 

Strength In Numbers: Sampling, A Powerful Tool in Expert Hands

Complexity Simplified: Vendor Data Management

How EBSA Is Changing the Definition of an “Employer”

Home Equity Conversion Mortgages (HECMs) and the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017

Complexity Simplified: Portfolio Management

Complexity Simplified: Using Regression for Pay Equity Analyses

Notes from the ASSA Annual Conference

Strength In Numbers: Using Regression for Pay Equity Analyses

Complexity Simplified: Finding Strength in Numbers

Finding Strength In Numbers

Why Structure and Organize Data?

IN THE NEWS: The Estate Tax, Part 3 – BONUS: Why Is It Hard to Measure Income from Assets?

IN THE NEWS: The Estate Tax, Part 2 – Reducing Complexity for Heirs

Complexity Simplified: Infrastructure Investment (Part Two)

Complexity Simplified: Valuation and Disposition

IN THE NEWS: Tax Reform and the Estate Tax – But I Thought We Had an Income Tax?

Summit Attends Event on Algorithmic Bias and STEM Careers

Complexity Simplified: Infrastructure Investment

Complexity Simplified: Pay Equity with Dr. Shane Thompson

Summit Releases Infrastructure Investment White Paper

To Rent or Buy: A Retiree’s Question Answered

Summit to Present New Paper on RCT and RDD at APPAM Conference

Summit Releases New Administrative Data White Paper

Notes from This Year's DC DataCon

Complexity Simplified: Interest-Only Mortgages with Dr. Eddie Seiler

Summit's Dynamic Forecasting Course Series Starts Tomorrow

The Benefits of Evidence-Based Impact Evaluation

Housing Counseling's Upcoming Challenges

Complexity Simplified: Introducing Frank Vetrano, Summit's Newest Director

What Are the Challenges of Using My Administrative Data for Analysis and Evaluation?

How Can I Use My Administrative Data for Analysis and Evaluation?

The Importance of Housing Counseling

Why Should I Use My Administrative Data for Analysis and Evaluation?

Summit Releases New Fair Lending White Paper

Reverse Mortgages and Non-Borrowing Spouses: A Case of Unintended Consequences?

Summit Publishes New White Paper On Federal Credit Best Practices

Complexity Simplified: Housing Counseling with Dr. Eddie Seiler

Complexity Simplified: A Conversation with Summit's Dr. Albert Lee

Impact Evaluations using Administrative Data: How the Synthetic Control Method Opens Doors to Otherwise Impossible Impact Evaluations

Coming Soon: Complexity Simplified Podcasts and Videos

Notes From This Year's Data Intelligence Conference

Impact Evaluations Using Administrative Data: What Methodology Should I Use?

Improving Administrative Data Quality for Research and Analysis

Impact Evaluations Using Administrative Data: How Do I Transform Summary Statistics Into Actionable Evidence?

Remembering Professor William Baumol

Summit Releases New Program Evaluation White Paper

Dr. China Layne To Present Webinar To Members of The Association of Public Data Users

Pathways to Entrepreneurship: Personal and City Predictors of Self-Employment

LAYNE TO PRESENT "PATHWAYS TO ENTREPRENEURSHIP" RESEARCH

Why Do People Need Housing Counseling?

Summit Releases New White Paper on Housing Counseling

Summit & UMD Host Third Annual DC DataFest

Notes From This Year's NRMLA Conference

Measuring Engagement During Learning with Machine Learning

Strengthening the HECM Reverse Mortgage Program through Updated Rules

How Should Federal Loan Programs Consider Concentration Risk?

What Decreased the Value of HUD's Reverse Mortgage HECM Fund from FY15 to FY16?

DOL's Critical Role in Health Care Policy

DOL’s Final Disability Benefits Claims Procedure Ruling

Summit Releases White Paper on Concentration Risk and Federal Lending Programs

How a HECM Reverse Mortgage Loan Works

An Overview of FHA's HECM Reverse Mortgage Loan Program

Predicting Best Picture at the Academy Awards

Dr. Austin Lasseter's Research to be Presented at Association for Education Finance and Policy Conference

What’s on the Horizon for Health Policy in 2017?

Summit Principal Dr. Albert Lee Speaks to UCLA Students on Statistics, Math Careers

Summit Attends AcademyHealth National Health Policy Conference

Sandy Vicente Quoted in Forbes: "4 Ways Millennials Can Transition From Peer To Manager"

Summit Employees Volunteer 100 Hours for Operation Christmas Miracle

Notes from the Federal Committee on Statistical Methodology Policy Conference

How DOL Could Improve Form 5500 for Pension Plans

White Paper on Mortgage Servicer Performance Scorecards

Form 5500: What Could Change for Pension Plan Managers

How DOL Could Improve Form 5500 for Group Health Plans

The Data Of Halloween

Notes from the 2016 Opportunity Finance Network Conference

Form 5500: What Could Change for Group Health Plan Managers

Summit Joins Kearney & Company for 10th Annual Golf Tournament for Charity

Recap: White House Open Data Innovation Summit

Universities Host Data Analytics Reception at Summit

Summit Comments on DOL's Proposed Revisions to Form 5500

How Organizations Are Displaying Their Public Data

Read Like a Data Scientist

The Benefits of Publicly Releasing Administrative Data

Recap: 2016 Association of Public Data Users (APDU) Annual Conference

What to Consider When Releasing Administrative Data to the Public

New Calculator for Valuing and Selling Distressed Properties

Recap: Joint Statistical Meetings (JSM)

Recap: National Academy of Education (NAEd)

Summary of GAO's Report on Procedural Documentation for Credit Subsidies

4 Options Investors Should Consider When Selling Distressed Single-Family Properties

Recap: 18th Annual Retirement Research Consortium (RCC)

New Proposed Rule for Employee Benefit Plans

New White Paper from Summit's Mortgage Finance Experts

New Overtime Pay Rules from DOL: Employment Experience of Affected Workers

Summit's 13th Anniversary Celebration

5 Best Podcasts for Statistics and Data Science Lovers [Updated]

Summit Wins Prominent Philanthropy Award

Modeling as Pattern Recognition

Practical Examples of Model Risk Management

How to Use Administrative Data for Enforcement Analytics

What Is the Predictive Analytics Cycle?

WSJ Article: "How Uncle Sam Conducts Surveys"

Model Governance Implications of FHFA Risk Management Bulletin AB 2013-07

Exploring Shifts in Insurance Products after ACA

UMD and Summit Host Successful 2016 ASA DataFest in DC

Exploring the Cost and Frequency of Wellness Exams after ACA

What Does the Guidance on Model Governance Say? A Closer Look at the New Supervisory Guidance from OCC/FRB

Analyzing and Making Sense out of Claims Data

New Supervisory Guidance for Model Governance

Exploring the Impact of ACA Using an All-Payer Claims Database

Chinese Delegates Attend Summit's Workshop on Housing Markets

Data Scientists Are #1!

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