Complexity Simplified: Summit Consulting's Dr. Albert Lee and Dr. Mark Hutson discuss Dr. Hutson'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

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


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!

Summit Conducts "Careers in STEM" Mentoring Session for Rural Students

Why Is Model Governance Important in Federal Government Right Now?

New GAO Report Addresses Fair Value vs. FCRA Debate

8 Great Gift Ideas for Your Favorite Data Science Enthusiast

Summit's Soccer Team Wins DC Championship

Dr. George Cave on Net Impact Analysis for Program Evaluation

New HMDA Rule Could Save Home Buyers Time and Money

Big Ideas From the Opportunity Finance Network (OFN) Conference in Detroit

Why Are Impact Evaluations so Important to Federal Agencies?

Monitoring the Mortgage Market for Discrimination: Changing Uses of HMDA Data

Anthony Curcio on Attending the Opportunity Finance Network (OFN) Conference

Summit Volunteers at DC Central Kitchen

Pumpkins and Potlucks and Pies—Oh, My!

Recap: Anthony Curcio on Federal Credit and Fair Value at 2015 NAGGL Conference

What Is Redlining and How Does It Relate to HMDA?

Third Open Government National Action Plan – Coming Attractions for Open Data Enthusiasts

Anthony Curcio, Summit Principal, to Speak at NAGGL Conference on Small Business Lending

Using Administrative Data for Program Evaluation

Assessing Evaluability: Selecting the Right Type of Program Evaluation

A Brief History of HMDA and Fair Lending

HMDA’s New Rule and What It Means

How to Use Logic Models in Program Evaluation

Is Program Evaluation Important to Federal Departments and Agencies?

Summit Principal Dr. Albert Lee Visiting USC to Speak on Math, Statistics Careers

Recap: Summit’s Intro to Program Evaluation Workshop

Influential Statistician Dr. Hadley Wickham Visits DC and Presents on R Code Organization

Summit Employees Volunteer for Operation Backpack

Free Summit Workshop: Introduction to Program Evaluation (Sep 9, 2015)

Predictive Analytics in Enforcement: Building User-Friendly Predictive Tools

Summer Intern Series: Introduction to Topological Data Analysis with Bradley Rava

Predictive Analytics in Enforcement: Why the IRS Does Random Audits

Summer Intern Series: Bank Rank with Jacob Ledbetter

Predictive Analytics in Enforcement: Population Uncertainty and Lack of Information

Summer Intern Series: The Traveling Salesman Problem with Adam Banker

Summer Intern Series: Modeling the Ebola Outbreak with Alyssa Cuyjet

Summer Intern Series: NBA Spatial Data with Chris Funaki

Predictive Analytics in Enforcement: Technical Challenges with Non-Random Investigative Data

Predictive Analytics in Enforcement: Searching for Regulatory Violations

What is Predictive Analytics?

SCOTUS Affirms: The Fair Housing Act Authorizes Disparate Impact Claims

Naming Odds Ratios: Could Hurricane Katrina Really Do That?

Summit Volunteers for Literacy Night with Local Students

Calculating the Expected Value of Metro Fare Evasion

Summit's Partnership with the Joint Program in Survey Methodology

Data Visualization Tells Stories, Not Just Numbers

Summit Celebrates National Bike Month and Bike to Work Day

How Do I Get a Great Data Analysis Job?

Interviewing Dr. David Butz on Healthcare Claims and Payment Data

How to Access Your Capital Bikeshare Usage Data

Assessing Response Bias in PeopleforBikes' 2015 Bicycling Participation Report

DC Area Undergrads Launch Successful 2015 ASA DataFest

Introduction to the President’s Budget Credit Supplement

Professionalism is Habit-Forming: Preparing as an Undergrad

What to Consider When Designing a Sample

Sampling Brings You Insights while Saving Money, Time

The Hazards of Hypothesis Testing

Fair Value Accounting is a Hot Topic in Federal Credit

Using R for Data Visualizations: St. Patrick's Day Edition

ASA DataFest Comes to DC

Ready to Blossom? Four Tips for Finding Work You Love

Is Fair Value for Federal Credit in the Future?

How Does Initiative 71 Affect the Drug-Free Workplace?

What is Administrative Data?

What is a Quasi-Experimental Design?

DOL Blog: "Veterans, Repeat After Me: Get to an American Job Center"

Show Your Valentine How Much You Care: Create a Statistical Graph

Endogeneity & Exogeneity: Dr. Shane Thompson Kicks Off PEAKS in 2015

Wellness Committee Advances Summit's Healthy Environment

Building Summit: Week 22 - Video Tour & Final Photos of New Office

Response to "The Real Bank of America": Clearing Up Federal Credit

Sampling Basics: Myths about Statistical Sampling

Volunteering Project Management Skills for Local Nonprofits

NPR Article Highlights MSHA Enforcement Efforts

Sampling Basics: What is Multistage Random Sampling?

Building Summit: Week 21 - Albert Lee on Summit's Past & Future

Summit's Data Science Club Explores New Analysis Techniques

Building Summit: Week 20 - More Photos, Almost Done with Office Construction

Five Key Questions about Public Use Files

Finding the Right Teaming Partner

Summit's Party Planning Committee

Building Summit: Week 19 - Photo Update of Construction at the New Office

Sampling Basics: What is Stratified Random Sampling?

Building Summit: Week 18 - An Office Space Fit for How We Work

The DATA Act, Part III: The Need for Expanding Analytical Capabilities at Treasury

Building Summit: Week 17 - Neighbors at the New Office

College Football Data Analysis: How to Argue that Your Team Would Have Won

Sampling Basics: What is a Simple Random Sample?

The DATA Act, Part II: New Requirements for Federal Loan Programs

Corporate Volunteering: Our Food Drive Challenge Declares a Winner

Additional Paid Time Off for Thanksgiving: A Smart Business Move

What is Meta-Analysis?

College Football Data Analytics: Who Wins the Playoff Matchup?

Building Summit: Week 16 - More Photos of New Office Construction

The DATA Act & Early Efforts for Government Transparency

College Football: Conference Success in BCS Era [via 614Analytics]

Building Summit: Week 15 - Surveying Priorities for New Office Space

College Football Data Analysis: Why Your Team Should Have Won

Building Summit: Week 14 - Video Conferencing Keeps Us Connected

Fathers Find Work-Life Balance with Flex Work

Market Discount Rates & Reforms to Federal Credit Modeling

Building Summit: Week 13 - Office Space Construction Update [Photos]

Predictive Analytics: Can We Predict a Star's Success?

Tight Budgets Require State-of-the-Art Federal Credit Modeling

Food and Clothing Drive Challenge: Summit's Corporate Volunteering

Building Summit: Week 12 - Choosing Chairs for New Office Space

Employee Benefits: Capital Bikeshare Keeps Summit Ready to Roll

Zombie Wars, Part 2: Is Horror a Holiday Spirit? Statistics Say No

Building Summit: Week 11 - Anthony Curcio Reflects on Staff Growth

Zombie Wars (and Applied Statistics): Coming to a Theater Near You!

Building Summit: Week 9 - Construction begins @ new office space!

How Stratified Sampling Can Make You a Better Wedding Host

Building Summit: Week 8 - Sampling New Coffee Suppliers

Who Would Like to Sample Some Beers? A Look into Sampling Design

Building Summit: Week 7 - Comparing Old & New Office Space

Predictive Analytics: How Many Humans Would Survive a Zombie Attack?

Building Summit: Week 6 - New Floorplan

Building Summit: Week 5 – Staff Growth in 2014

Building Summit: Week 4 - Furniture Tour

Building Summit: Week 3 - Proximity to clients

Building Summit: Week 2 - Where we're going and why

Building Summit: Week 1

Dispatches from UCLA DataFest 2014

Synthetic Control Methods: a PEAKS Presentation by Dr. Shane Thompson

"Loss Distributions" by Hogg and Klugman, Reviewed by Dr. Albert Lee

Text Matching Techniques within the Field of Text Analytics

Agent Based Modeling Techniques and Applications

Text Analytics for Combining Information Sources

Predictive Coding

Applying Survival Analysis to The Hunger Games

OMB Credit Crew Lead Discusses A-129 Changes

Michael Smith Previews Ph.D. Research Topic

Dynamic Factor Models - A Summit presentation

Reviewing the Revised OMB Circular A-129: Section I

Boosting to Forecast

Econometrics Seminar Program Discusses Factor Analysis

Revised OMB Circular A-129 Released

Gimme Some Credit - An Introduction

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