Synthosys has led many high visibility federal, state/local government and commercial projects.  Synthosys has consistently received high marks in execution of high degree of difficulty projects with great success. For the past 9+ years, Synthosys has provided 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,  the Transportation Research Board NCHRP and the City of Philadelphia Regional Economic Development Commission.

Synthosys Key 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: http://www.whitehouse.gov/blog/2011/02/10/rd-dashboard-makes-federal-rd-data-transparent-and-accessible,

STAR METRICS – NIH, NSF, DOE, EPA, OSTP

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 (http://starmetrics.nih.gov). 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 federal 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 federal 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 9/11 bombing, Katrina aftermath, wildfires 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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