Implementation of Enterprise Data Search & Discovery Solutions Across USDA
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) delivers engineering solutions, in collaboration with partners, to secure the nation, energize economies, and reduce disaster risk. An important part of the corps’ work involves the development, management, and dissemination of vital geospatial surveying, navigation, and hydropower data and tools that are relied on to support global missions across the federal interagency community.
NLT is leading multiple IT modernization initiatives to transform the corps’ legacy applications and technologies to new cloud-based serverless microservices architectures for enterprise surveying, mapping, and interagency data dissemination applications, including Survey Monument Archival & Retrieval Tool (U-SMART) and Civil Works Business Intelligence (CWBI) program. NLT’s unique expertise in these areas is enabling the agency to leverage modern cloud technologies that improve functionality, scalability, security, and performance while lowering ongoing costs and technical debt.
Delivery of Digital Transformation Services for Critical Applications and Data Services
NLT is transforming U-SMART into a highly robust serverless application enabling offline distributed data collection, storage, and reporting of georeferenced survey control points and geodetic, tidal, and water level datums as part of the National Spatial Reference System (NSRS) for USACE, National Geodetic Society (NGS), US Geological Survey (USGS), and NOAA. NLT is also developing state-of-the-art open-source cloud-native solutions that enable the dynamic translation of disparate spatio-temporal civil works and waterway navigation data to facilitate interoperability between various open data APIs, RDBMSs, data feeds, and enterprise geospatial platforms, including USACE’s Common Operating Picture (UCOP), Data.gov, the GeoPlatfom, Esri ArcGIS Online, and other interagency systems.
Kirtland Air Force Base in Albuquerque, New Mexico is home to the 377th Air Base Wing of the Air Force Global Strike Command. The base and its various mission partners employs about 20,000 active duty, civilian, Guard and Reserve personnel and the sprawling base occupies over 50,132 acres of land with diverse landuse and environmental realms. The Kirtland Environmental Management Section manages a comprehensive program to ensure that base facilities comply with environmental laws and regulations related to air, water, petroleum storage tanks, hazardous material/waste, sensitive habitats, cultural resources, and more.
Environmental Data Standardization & Management Solutions
Delivery of Secure Public Data
The U.S. Census Bureau serves as the nation’s leading provider of quality data about its people and economy. For over ten years, NLT has been providing large-scale research, development, production, and management support to Research & Methodology directorate (R&M), Center for Economic Studies (CES), Longitudinal Employer-Household Dynamics Program (LEHD), Federal Statistical Research Data Centers (RDCs), and Center for Enterprise Dissemination (CED). NLT’s expert team of Economists, Geographers, Statisticians, Computer Scientists, and Cloud Engineers provide full lifecycle big data and digital transformation services including building national public data products, designing tools and applications for data visualization and analytics, managing critical computing infrastructure, developing novel privacy protection and disclosure avoidance methods, and more.
This work involves leading research, development and production of the nation’s primary economic datasets including the Business Dynamics Statistics (BDS), Dispersion Statistics on Productivity (DiSP), Job to Job Flows, LEHD Origin-Destination Employment Statistics (LODES), Quarterly Workforce Indicators (QWI), Synthetic Longitudinal Business Database (SynLBD), among others. These data products form a crucial part of the federal statistical infrastructure and are used to support a wide range of national and local planning and policy decisions, including those by the Council of Economic Advisors, and numerous academic initiatives.
NLT has also delivered award-winning web-based analytics, visualization, and dissemination platforms for these data including QWI Explorer, J2J Explorer, LED Extraction Tool, OnTheMap for Emergency Management, and OnTheMap, for which the team received the Department of Commerce Gold Medal Award for Scientific/Engineering Contribution in 2012.
NLT also leads the development and administration of the bureau’s state-of-the-art privacy protection solution, the Disclosure Avoidance System (DAS), which programmatically applies quadratically-optimized differential protection algorithms that provably safeguard confidentiality in all data released to the public.
Economic Data Visualization Tool for U.S.
Census Bureau: Job-to-job Flows Explorer (j2jexplorer.ces.census.gov)
Economic Data Visualization Tool for U.S.
Census Bureau: Job-to-job Flows Explorer (j2jexplorer.ces.census.gov)
The U.S. Energy Department manages energy, environmental and nuclear challenges through the development and operationalization of transformative science and technology solutions. Leveraging our expertise in geospatial technologies and emergency management and natural hazards, NLT supported a contractor team preparing environmental impact studies related to the transportation and storage of nuclear reactor fuel. Our team developed geospatial models and tools to evaluate and visualize proposed rail transportation routes and potential risks and impacts from earthquakes, environmental, and other hazards.
Integrated Science, Digital Transformation, Data Analytics, & Disaster Support
Cloud-hosted Training Solutions for FEMA Center for Domestic Preparedness (CDP)
FEMA Web-based Hurricane Incident Journal
Development of Unified National Resource Hub for Disaster Preparedness
The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) implements and enforces U.S. communications regulations for radio, television, wire, satellite, and cable. Part of this mission involves collecting and publishing information about mobile and broadband network service availability across the U.S. To help the department fulfill this mission, NLT supported a contractor team in designing and implementing a new web-based mapping system providing consumers, policymakers, and other interested stakeholders better access to dynamic mobile and broadband deployment information and aid in advancing the FCC’s and state and local government efforts to close the digital divide.
Implementation of Public Web-based Application to Access Broadband and Mobile Network Availability Data
Integrated Science, Technology & Digital Transformation, & Mission Services
Modernization and sustainment for DC Health Link
NLT provides modernization, secure hosting, and maintenance for the Louisiana Department of Health (LDH) facilities mapping and analytics application. NLT led the transformation of legacy on-premises systems to a state-of-the-art unified cloud-based application leveraging serverless design patterns that reduce use and maintenance of expensive and inefficient server-side software components for processing and retrieval of map data. The new application offers a suite of interactive tools enabling LDH personnel to quickly identify facilities and service populations, generate reports, and assess and plan for impacts from hurricanes in real-time.
LDH cloud-native Facilities Mapping and Analytics Application
Modernization of WMATA Enterprise Document Management Solutions
The Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission (M-NCPPC) is a regional landuse, park, open space, and recreation system administrator within Montgomery and Prince George’s Counties. To carry out this responsibility, M-NCPPC performs a range of functions including maintaining park properties, assessing community needs, reviewing development proposals, and preparing master plans that guide regional development that rely on detailed maps and databases. To help the commission modernize their geospatial information systems and databases to improve operational efficiencies, NLT led a range of digital transformation services including data engineering, database migration, web platform enhancement, and training. The newly designed and implemented enterprise infrastructure provided a unified data infrastructure and new analytical tools and workflows for streamlining the planning process and production of studies and reports for the public
Successful urban and wildland fire prevention and response is vital to the communities and environment in and around Flagstaff AZ. To do this effectively, fire stations and facilities must be optimally located throughout the community to ensure rapid response times to all service areas. To study this and develop a plan for where to locate stations, the city turned to NLT, a leader in the development of data-driven solutions for municipal government. Leveraging its expertise in Geographic Information Systems (GIS), NLT designed a multi-variate spatial model evaluating population density, property locations, street networks, environmental data, and a range of emergency response time scenarios to develop recommendations on optimal site locations for stations and resources throughout the city.
Integrated Science, Research, Digital Transformation, & Training Services for Sustainable Development & Climate Change Resiliency
Land Use/Land Cover Mapping: Identification of land use transitions and their socio-economic impacts in South Asia and Africa; An Analysis of land use change in Laos and Zambia; Processing spatial data land use changes in Ethiopia and Malawi
Satellite Imagery ML Solutions for Monitoring Urbanization and Economic Dynamics
Tracking Economic Activity and Economic Trends: Assessing Economic Activities Around Transportation Corridors in BBIN Countries (Bangladesh, Bhutan, India and Nepal); Measuring Spatial and Temporal Economic trends in Nepal; The Urban Economic Impacts of COVID-19 in the Middle East & North Africa (MENA): Near-Real-Time Tracking of Economic Activity and its Relation to the Pandemic using Nighttime Lights Data; East Asia & Pacific Satellite Sum of Lights (SOL) Socio-economic Observatory; Time-Series Analysis of Three Decades of Nighttime Light Data: A Robust Tool for Inter-calibration between DMSP-OLS and VIIRS Nighttime Light Data; Country Diagnostic Enhancement, Transportation Corridors and Economic Development in Asia; Assessing Economic Activities in Conflict-Affected Areas: The Case of Myanmar; Assessing Economic Activities Around Transportation Corridors: Evidence from International Development Organizations ; Country Diagnostic Enhancement, Transportation Corridors and Economic Development in India and Asia.
Capacity Building Through Delivery of Data Science & Geospatial Curricula and Training Courses for International Development
Development of Data Models and Tools Providing Insights About Resiliency of Communities Worldwide
The Carlos Rosario School is an independent international charter school providing quality education to the diverse immigrant population of the District of Columbia through English as a second language, workforce development, and support services. NLT helped transform the school’s information and reporting systems by developing a unified database query framework and series of Tableau dashboards make it easier for administrators to quickly perform queries, link related information, and generate and share reports on a range of student and school program related information.
The Golden Triangle Business Improvement District (GTBID) is a non-profit organization established to support the sustainable economic development and delivery and maintenance of services, for a large area of downtown Washington DC, through capital improvement projects and public events. To support this mission, NLT developed a mobile GPS-enabled street asset management system to enable GTBID to collect information about the needs of customers and the condition and availability of business services and physical assets within the district. Collaborating with DC government, the Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments (MWCOG), and the Downtown Business Improvement District (DBID), NLT designed and implemented streamlined data collection and processing workflows capable of capturing and communicating dynamic information about assets and needs to enable more rapid and successful delivery of services for businesses.
The Joint Center for Political and Economic Studies provides evidence-based research to support actionable policy solutions to advance Balck communities in America. NLT provided research and analytical support for studies into the geography of political participation levels across the US and southeastern US. Leveraging our deep expertise in data science and spatial analysis, NLT integrated data from the U.S. Census Bureau, states, and other sources to illuminate how geographic factors such as distance and driving time to polls affect participation in different communities.
The National Trust for Historic Preservation is a privately funded nonprofit organization supporting the preservation of America’s diverse historic buildings, neighborhoods, and heritage through its programs, resources, and advocacy. To help the Trust carry out this mission and enable the centralized communication and visualization of information about historic properties, NLT developed a web-based mapping and reporting application. The new system provided a intuitive interface for searching and locating historic sites across the US on a map and viewing useful property information including addresses, operating hours, driving directions, pictures, and other information of interest to visitors.
Information Builders Inc., now TIBCO, is a leading provider of Data Integration, Data Quality, and Business Intelligence software solutions used by organizations worldwide. NLT provided systems integration support for implementation and customization of IBI-based platforms to connect disparate data portfolios for the Maryland Department of Motor Vehicles. The results of this work provided the DMV workforce increased workflow efficiencies and enhanced dashboarding and reporting capacity that led to improved customer satisfaction.
The Louis Berger Group (LBG), now WSP, is a global architecture, planning, engineering, and environmental services firm leading large planning and infrastructure development for water and transportation projects worldwide. NLT provided LBG software engineering support services for the development of a web-based Public Comment Console to help public utilities facilitate and incorporate public input about proposed utility transmission projects. The system provided a central database with easy-to-use web tools for concerned citizens and stakeholders to submit, query, and report comments and enabled LBG to more effectively plan and conduct public outreach campaigns.
Mapbox is the leading provider of Software Development Kits (SDKs), Application Programming Interfaces (APIs), and data platform services for the development of live mapping and location based applications. NLT provides cloud implementation, platform customization, and advanced data science related services supporting different software and data products including Atlas and Movement Data. NLT’s deep expertise in designing real-time data pipelines and automated cloud deployment solutions has helped advance Mapbox’s product lines to be more scalable and secure for customers.