Synthosys, LLC (Synthosys) is a woman-owned, small disadvantaged firm, with offices in Washington DC, and Pennsylvania. Synthosys is registered as a Limited-Liability Corporation in the state of Delaware.

Synthosys has been the lead team member in many high visibility federal, state and local government, as well as commercial projects.  For the past 9+ years, Synthosys has been providing analytic and management consulting services to a number of federal agencies and commercial entities which include the Office of Science and Technology Policy of the White House, National Science Foundation, National Institutes of Health, National Institutes of Standards and Technology, Department of Homeland Security, Transportation Security Administration, the Federal Aviation Administration, the U.S. Army and the Transportation Research Board NCHRP of the National Academies of Science, and the City of Philadelphia Regional Economic Development Commission.

Synthosys was recently named in the top 100 Woman Owned Businesses and in the top 50 Minority owned businesses by the Philadelphia Business Journal in July 2013. Synthosys has consistently received high marks in execution of high visibility and degree of difficulty projects. In an Open Ratings performance rating survey completed by Synthosys clients, Synthosys received an overall score of 94/100 for composite satisfaction across a broad range of projects. Synthosys was also recently awarded (May 28, 2014) a five (5) year GSA MOBIS contract that will allow easier and faster contracting services to be made available to U.S. federal agencies.  Selection for the GSA program was based on historic Synthosys performance and experience. It should be noted that only a limited number of woman owned small businesses across the country currently qualify for this GSA MOBIS contract category.

Synthosys critical management consulting skill sets include the following:

  • Strategic Consulting: All Synthosys work begins with a thorough understanding of an agency’s or entity’s mission to define strategic business needs.  This approach ensures all efforts and actions will be aligned with long-term goals.
  • Studies, Analyses, Scenarios and Reports;  Synthosys “synthesizes” information and gathers data via surveys, interviews and other methods which is then used to mold into actionable business intelligence models, facilitated by scenario development, informed analysis and studies, and an understanding of the challenges facing the organization. While the models built are typically codified into reports, Synthosys excels at building interactive models to change variables in real time in to underscore analysis findings allowing executives to develop “what if” scenarios for consideration.
  • Strategic Communications:  Develop materials to support internal and external communication plans including staff outreach, facilitation of meetings, transition management and alignment of project members with business strategies.
  • Portfolio and Strategy assessments; Provide analysis and assessment of a client’s portfolio of projects which may include grants, internal and external research activities, external client or internal projects. Analytic studies, models and visualizations produced by Synthosys help support decision making activities.

A sample of projects Synthosys has led include the following: 

Synthosys Project Highlights

Office of Science and Technology Policy, White House

 Synthosys provided support for the analysis of U.S. federal research and development spending working for the White House, Office of Science Technology and Policy (OSTP). The work involved assessing and evaluating business needs, information sources and the development interactive visualization that helps assess historic trends supporting policy decisions. The R&D Dashboard White House blog discussion of what was produced can be found here:,


Synthosys was the prime contractor in the STAR METRICS program – Measuring the effects of Reinvestment in America.  STAR-METRICS is a multi-agency venture led by the National Institutes of Health, the National Science Foundation, U.S. Department of Agriculture, the Environmental Protection Agency, the Department Of Energy and the White House OSTP ( Synthosys performed impact studies on job creation, gender and race award patterns, regional and national economic value and demographic spend patterns from U.S. investments in science and which have  assisted the U.S, government federal research and development spending considering outcomes of science and technology research.

National Infrastructure Protection Plan – Transportation Security– Department of Homeland Security with DOT, DOD, DOE, DOC  – multi agency and private sector collaborative  effort

Synthosys were the lead consultants supporting the development of the Department of Homeland Security’s first strategic plan for cross agency and private sector transportation security sector specific plan supporting Presidential Directive HSPD-7 (protection against terrorist threat activity).  Synthosys devised the group charter, performed outreach and communication activities, and facilitated a working group team comprised of multiple agencies and the private sector that culminated in the development, writing and publication of the first public/private strategic National Infrastructure Protection Plan for the Transportation Industry under the Department of Homeland Security.

Transportation Research Board (TRB) of the National Academies of Science – National Cooperative Highway Research Program – Pre Event and Recovery Planning Guide

Synthosys was awarded a TRB project to develop a Practical Guide for state and local government planning personnel, to facilitate pre-event recovery planning, resulting from naturally and maliciously occurring disasters. The project involved the development of case studies and interviews of key leadership personnel who had dealt with such disasters as post 9/11 bombing in NYC, Katrina aftermath, wildfires and mudslides in California and flooding in Iowa, and their respective responses to those crises. The project also involved canvassing state and local government organizations to identify current processes for handling disasters and subsequent resiliency planning, as well as general  information gathering on known best practices. The case study developments, analysis and retrospective reviews completed by Synthosys led to the publication of a TRB National Academies of Science journal report (NCHRP Report 753) which was published and distributed to state and local government in July of 2013 (publication date, July 2013, Project 20-59(33)  ISSN 077-5614; ISBN 978-0-309-28338-0; Library of Congress Control Number 2013943399, © National Academies of Science.

City of Philadelphia – Regional Health Industry Economic Impact Study

Analytic services were provided to the City of Philadelphia to evaluate via metrics, the propensity for regional health care innovation expansion for resident health based scientists and researchers. The city of Philadelphia wishes to foster a friendlier economic environment to attract and retain top health care industry expertise, researchers, scientists and others in the health care arena in order to promote health care industry and subsequent jobs growth in the region. Comparative statistics were drawn from other major regional hubs across the country to compare the Philadelphia region performance of funding, jobs, and select innovation measures.


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