Data Science & Analytics

Synectics is synonymous with big data. We gather, cleanse, store, analyze, display, and report on data to federal agencies. Our Data Intelligent Gathering System (DIGS) technology is cloud-based, and takes federal data from in diverse file formats including CSV, ASCII, SAS, SPSS, MS Access, and Excel; it can be configured to accept geographic data such as shapefiles. Our Visualization and Layering Information Display (VALID) technology involves a platform of geocoded, searchable data that is instantaneously displayed on a “toggle-able” interactive U.S. Google map and overlays.  It is a custom-specific solution that has wide-ranging analytic capabilities for multiple agency missions involving research. The technical stack includes Google Maps, Google Fusion Tables, JavaScript API, jQuery, Java 1.8.0, HTML5/CSS3, and open-source libraries.


We manage over 60 million health data files for the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), including admissions and discharges in the states, territories, and tribes chronicled in the Treatment Episode Data Set (TEDS). Synectics currently provides enterprise data warehousing and business intelligence (EDW/BI) support to the National Science Foundation (NSF). Using OBIEE, Tableau, and innovative dashboards, we help make complex information accessible to end-users. Our efforts help NSF make quantitative decisions over $7 billion in grantee expenses. Our academic and technical subject-matter experts perform the following services:

  • Analysis & Design of Complex Data – Performing high-impact analysis to advance science and inform public policy.
  • Data Modeling and Visualization – Statistical analyses and presentation methods to support research programs across laboratories and social sciences.
  • Predictive and Prescriptive Analysis – Providing analytics to predict outcomes and develop courses of action, including skip logic.
  • Advance Qualitative, Quantitative, and Mixed Methods – Developing and integrating new analytic techniques and convergent evaluation designs to deliver comprehensive study data.
  • Geospatial Science, Technology and Visualization – Developing geospatial databases and applications to support research in public health, social policy, and substance abuse.
  • Cloud Computing – Full capacity to store data via AWS govCloud, that is FISMA, NIST, DHS, OMB, and Section 508 compliant.