October 2018 (Washington, D.C.) – Summit Consulting (Summit) is proud to announce our latest win: a five-year Administrative Data Research and Analysis (ADRA) Project with the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) Chief Evaluation Office (CEO). The purpose of this contract is to analyze administrative datasets from various agencies within DOL to answer programmatic research questions. This will be Summit’s third iteration of the ADRA contract to support CEO and other DOL agencies. This new ADRA project allows Summit to continue using data analytics to help DOL support workers, job seekers, and retirees. Previously published reports under this contract, as well as other projects funded by DOL CEO, can be found on DOL CEO’s website https://www.dol.gov/asp/evaluation/CompletedStudies.htm .
With this award, we bring a new partner to complement our team’s strong analytical skillset. Mathematica Policy Research (Mathematica), who also previously held its own ADRA contract, bolsters our team with seasoned staff from its Employment Research practice https://www.mathematica-mpr.com/our-focus-areas/employment.
Summit’s health and employment director, Oswaldo Urdapilleta, Ph.D., states, “We are honored that CEO continues to trust our team with projects that answer the challenging research questions posed by agencies using their existing administrative data. We look forward to using our partnership with Mathematica to solve new data challenges and continue to contribute to the evidence-based culture that CEO has fostered within the Department.” Manager Heather Brotsos adds, “We look forward to applying our deep and broad knowledge of DOL’s administrative datasets to answer new questions and inform critical policy decisions.”
Summit is a specialized analytics advisory firm that guides federal agencies, financial institutions, and litigators as they strive to understand their most complex analytical challenges. Summit’s staff of economists, econometricians, and research scientists use quantitative techniques to assist our clients as they model risk, evaluate program performance, and predict future performance.
At Summit, we solve complex analytical challenges with unparalleled customer service and extensive client collaboration. Our capabilities include program evaluation, applied statistics and economics, mortgage finance, health claims data analytics and training, federal credit modeling and forecasting, and litigation analytics.
Summit’s solutions-focused academic environment is dedicated to staying at—and pushing—the forefront of analytics best practices. To that end, our staff members present research at conferences and partake in intensive in-house technical trainings. Our partners, academics, and research scientists are recognized experts in their respective fields and lead large and small solutions teams. Find out more about Summit by visiting the company’s website: http://www.summitllc.us/.