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Predicting Mission Success through Improved Data Collection, Reuse and Analysis

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This webinar is a case study of Booz Allen's Tri-Analytics Capability within the Department of Defense.

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Predicting Mission Success through Improved Data Collection, Reuse and Analysis

  1. 1. Tri-Analytics and the OSD: Predicting MissionSuccess through Improved Data Collection, Reuse and Analysis Nick Bruno Barry Koogler Senior Associate Lead Associate Advanced Analytics Systems Development
  2. 2. Table of contents• The Challenge• Our Solution• Advanced Analytic Techniques• Results & Applications• Helping Booz Allen’s Clients be Ready for What’s Next 2
  3. 3. Battling Data Overload and Inefficient Systems• Warfighters and decision-makers need information superiority to best achieve their missions. To enable that goal, the DoD CIO requires all DoD programs to create Information Support Plans (ISPs). ISPs identify and help manage IT support issues throughout the acquisition lifecycle that could impact operational mission performance.• Initially, all DoD programs had to manually create these documents . This compartmentalized approach created a great deal of redundant data and effort, as well as limited crucial real-time data sharing and analysis. Seeking a more effective and holistic solution, the DoD CIO wanted a “TurboTax®-like” web interface that ensured the efficient and rapid collection of policy-mandated data and extensive reuse of collected data. This automated, scalable and cost-effective system in turn would feed more sophisticated, effective and timely analysis and reports for multiple DoD stakeholders, improving mission success.
  4. 4. Table of contents• The Challenge• Our Solution• Advanced Analytic Techniques• Results & Applications• Helping Booz Allen’s Clients be Ready for What’s Next 4
  5. 5. Tri-Analytics Improves Data Collection, Reuse, and Analysis• The DoD CIO called on Booz Allen to help develop an Enhanced ISP (EISP) process. The EISP automates and standardizes the collection of acquisition program information across the DoD while structuring the data within a database for ease of reuse and better access to the data for analysis to ensure acquisition programs under development will be interoperable once operational.• The DoD CIO originally wanted to utilize a Commercial Off-the-Shelf (COTS) freeware solution, but scalability issues arose and Booz Allen helped the client realize a non-proprietary customized system would better accommodate larger sets of data and more simultaneous users.• It also became apparent that valuable legacy information not entered in the EISP templates would be lost from future analytic efforts unless other advanced capabilities were developed. Two additional processes were leveraged to capture both structured and unstructured information to ensure all program data would be accessible to the analyst. Another Booz Allen Advanced Analytics capability, Tri-Analytics, was born.
  6. 6. Tri-Analytics is Built on Three Components to Facilitate Analysis• Turbo Tagged Assessment Methodology (TTAM) uses “Turbo Tax®-like” web-based templates to ensure standardized, structured and policy-guided collection of necessary data across multiple users.• Federated Data Access standardizes data across multiple databases so it is searchable, discoverable, and reusable through a single enterprise- wide web portal.• Text Analytics can identify and extract high-value information (e.g., names, locations, entities, relat ionships, events, patterns) from unstructured text (such as documents and reports) and convert it to a structured format for further analysis. 6
  7. 7. Table of contents• The Challenge• Our Solution• Advanced Analytic Techniques• Results & Applications• Helping Booz Allen’s Clients be Ready for What’s Next 7
  8. 8. TTAM Utilizes Forms and Templates to Tag and Analyze Data• TTAM’s tailored data collection templates ensure only the required information is collected and reduces the time necessary to gather data while providing more accurate information. The web-based templates allow multiple users to collaborate while providing data no matter where they are located. 8
  9. 9. Federated Data Access Provides Insight into Disparate Data Sources• Valuable, disparate data stored in multiple proprietary databases distributed across remote servers, networks, l ocations and organizational boundaries becomes accessible, actiona ble, and available for analysis 9
  10. 10. Text Analytics is Able to Organize and Standardize LegacyInformation• As the volume of textual data and unstructured narrative increases, extracting knowledge, relationships, and assertions increasingly requires automated tools and techniques• Text Analytics and Quantitative Analytics can help organizations effectively use their data by: • Identifying hidden trends and relationships in large data sources • Raising efficiency and productivity by automating tedious and complex analytic tasks • Improving effectiveness and efficiency of quality or compliance reviews • Improving understanding and insight of the business environment • Evaluating effectiveness of current operations and identifying areas that can be improved 10
  11. 11. Table of contents• The Challenge• Our Solution• Advanced Analytic Techniques• Results & Applications• Helping Booz Allen’s Clients be Ready for What’s Next 11
  12. 12. The DoD CIO Has Successfully Implemented the EISP as Partof their Standard Process• The DoD-Booz Allen collaboration has already shown positive results. By January 2011, more than 125 DoD programs used EISP. The U.S. Army mandated its use for all of its ISP programs; in one case, the EISP program manager for the U.S. Army Stryker Brigade Combat Team estimated that switching to EISP saved 30 percent to 40 percent in labor costs. The U.S. Air Force and U.S. Marine Corps were close behind in mandating EISP for their respective branches.• In January 2011, the CIO completed the web-based EISP Enterprise Service Version (ESV), which provided additional improvements, including automatic architecture data import, improved query and access to other ISP data, and integrated report generation. The DoD CIO will use the data collected and standardized in EISP ESV to populate program health dashboards in order to increase decision speed across the department. 12
  13. 13. Table of contents• The Challenge• Our Solution• Advanced Analytic Techniques• Results & Applications• Helping Booz Allen’s Clients be Ready for What’s Next 13
  14. 14. Helping the DoD CIO Be Ready for What’s Next• Through EISP, the DoD CIO is serving as the example for standardizing and integrating all acquisition document data across the entire DoD community. By leveraging this repeatable and scalable methodology for all acquisition documents, DoD would increase efficiency, effectiveness and data quality while saving time and money.• Additionally, the DoD CIO’s success with EISP and Tri-Analytics has positioned it as a thought leader for other federal agencies that have adapted Tri-Analytics for their needs. The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) uses Tri-Analytics to standardize, retrieve and analyze data to support decision making for emergency preparedness and response. The CDC has stated that the template has cut employees’ time to input data by one-third. The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) uses automated text analytics to identify previously unknown patterns, such as fraud schemes and their promoters.
  15. 15. Learn More about our Advanced Analytic Capabilities www.boozallen.com/analytics Nick Bruno Barry KooglerSenior Associate/ Advanced Analytics Lead Associate/ Systems Development bruno_nicolas@bah.com koogler_barry@bah.com Phone (703/412-7560) Phone (703/377-8061)

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