In Washington, DC today, IBM opened its sixth analytics solution center. The new center will be located in IBM's Institute for Electronic Government at 1301 K Street, N.W, and will serve as the hub for collaboration with federal agencies, academia, and other institutions in the Washington Metro Area on analytics projects ranging from transportation and social services to defense logistics and homeland security systems.
The new IBM Analytics Solution Center in Washington, D.C., will draw on the expertise of more than 400 IBM professionals. These will include IBM researchers, experts in advanced software platforms, and consultants with deep industry knowledge in areas such as transportation, social services, public safety, customs and border management, revenue management, defense, logistics, healthcare and education. IBM also plans to add an additional 100 professionals, through retraining or new hiring, as demand grows.
Among the analytics projects already underway with government agencies, IBM is working with the U.S. Special Operations Command (USSOCOM) to modernize its planning, programming, budgeting and execution functions, and the U.S. Social Security Administration (SSA) which in coordination with MedVirginia has developed a first-of-a-kind electronic records exchange system that is cutting the time needed to process requests for medical records needed to evaluate disability benefits from months to minutes.
IBM has opened or will be opening six other analytics solution centers in Berlin, Beijing, Dallas, New York City, London and Tokyo. As part of this initiative, IBM expects to retrain or hire as many as 4,000 new analytics consultants and professionals globally.