US Dept of Education

Student Achievement in Reading (STAR)

Intensive technical assistance effort to ensure states are adopting and sustaining evidence-based reading instruction in their regional and local adult basic education programs.

Federal Aviation Administration

FAA International Aviation Safety Conference

Comprehensive meeting planning and logistics services for large-scale, multinational event, including plenary sessions, workshops, and bilateral meetings.

US Dept of Education

Preschool Development Grant Program Technical Assistance (PDG)

Used the MSG team’s wealth of knowledge and experience to ensure that education agencies and local communities nationwide had access to training, TA, and resources to build and sustain the infrastructure for high-quality preschool programs. The TA helped States improve the quality of and increase the access to high-quality preschool for 4-year-olds.

US Dept of Health and Human Services

OFA PeerTA Training and Technical Assistance (TANF PeerTA)

Provide evidence-informed training and technical assistance to agencies that operate the Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) programs or provide services to TANF families

US Dept of Labor

DOL Chief Evaluation Office BPA

Provide secondary data analysis, convenings of subject matter experts, white papers and dissemination

US Dept of Education

Statewide Family Engagement Center Technical Assistance (SFEC-TA)

Deliver meaningful technical assistance to Statewide Family Engagement Center (SFEC) grantees, supporting them with project start-up, reviewing and improving logic models, enhancing evaluation designs, and identifying performance measures.

US Dept of Education

Supporting Excellence in Adult Education

Identify and review innovative practices in adult education and develop and disseminate related products

US Dept of Labor

National Veterans Technical Assistance Center (NVTAC)

Provide technical assistance to increase grantees’ ability to establish and operate successful HVRP grants and service delivery systems that support veterans’ reintegration into the workforce

US Dept of Education

National Clearinghouse for English Language Acquisition (NCELA)

Administrative, logistical, and technical support for website maintenance at, knowledge management system enhancements, program monitoring, technical assistance activities, and the development and dissemination of English learner tools/resources

US Dept of Education

Designing Instruction in Career Pathways

Broad-based technical assistance effort to help state and local adult education providers develop and deliver instructional resources that enable low-skilled adults to progress on a career pathway and prepare for postsecondary success.

US Dept of Education

Office of Indian Education Meeting Planning and Logistics Support

Comprehensive meeting, planning, and peer review management supporting the National Advisory Council on Indian Education (NACIE), a presidential appointed advisory council that advises the Secretary of Education on the funding and administration of American Indian and Alaska Native (AI/AN) children.

US Patent and Trademark Office

Training Catalog and Public Relations Campaign

Development of comprehensive training catalog, including logo and document design, for USPTO Patent Examiners and promotion of new and existing professional development opportunities.

US Dept of the Treasury

Non-Traditional Alternative Payments (NTAP) Proof-of-Concept Test

Develop a solution to showcase how alternative payment networks networks (Square Cash, Google e Wallet, etc.) can be stitched together and incorporated into existing payment processes, with an end-goal of making all payments entirely electronic

US Dept of the Treasury

Electronic Federal Tax Payment System (EFTPS) Alternative System Analysis

Management Information System (MIS) analysis and evaluation of EFTPS system capabilities relating to structure, data storage, and retrieval; data collection and reporting procedures; and data elements used for assessment and monitoring

US Dept of the Treasury

Certifying Officers Computer-Based Training

Comprehensive training infrastructure to support Treasury Certifying Officers in making payments that are legal, proper, and correct.

US Dept of the Treasury

Benchmarking Federal Financial Management Processes

Develop a benchmarking methodology and tool that will enable Federal agencies to compare the performance and cost of managing transactions in-house against the industry leaders, the Federal shared service providers (SSPs).

US Dept of Housing and Urban Development

Location Affordability Portal

Develop a tool to measure the combined cost of housing and transportation in 950+ metropolitan regions nationwide, as well as investigate potential uses to improve policy and funding decisions.

US Dept of Education

Distance Learning Dataset Training

Training modules for users interested in the National Center for Education Statistics datasets to learn how data was collected and how to apply statistical analysis techniques to answer research and policy questions.

NY Dept of Education

21st Century Community Learning Centers Evaluation

Evaluation to assess both the academic and behavioral outcomes for students in New York 21st Century Community Learning Center programs in order aid administrators in facilitating increased success.

US Dept of Education

21st Century Community Learning Centers Practitioner Guide Development

Research into promising practices in the field of afterschool programming, specifically in the areas of Career Technical Education, STEM, and English Language Learners to help practitioners build more effective programs.

US Dept of Education

You for Youth Professional Development Portal

Research-based, impactful, and accessible professional development and technical assistance materials for afterschool practitioners via an online web portal hosted on the website.

US Dept of Education

21st Century Community Learning Centers High School Promising Practices

Research into the key characteristics of afterschool programs that have shown measurable success in helping high school students—particularly those from high-poverty, low-performing schools—perform better in school and achieve other learning-related outcomes.

US Dept of Education

Literacy Information and Communication System (LINCS) Resource Collection

Curating, streamlining, and expanding a high quality resource collection for adult education practitioners on the website.

Federal Deposit Insurance Corp

Money Smart Assessment

Comprehensive review of the Money Smart financial education program and its effectiveness in enhancing the money skills of low-and-moderate income individuals and creating positive banking relationships.

National Science Foundation

Science Engineering and Education for Sustainability Portfolio Evaluation

Comprehensive, mixed-methods study to examine the effectiveness of the SEES cross-directorate investment in supporting interdisciplinary research and education that facilitate global sustainability.

National Science Foundation

Nanoscale Science and Engineering Education Initiative and Nano Undergraduate Engineering Program Evaluation and Assessment

Evaluation of the suite of resources and products produced by grantees under the NUE program, as well as recommendations for funding priorities that will ensure an adequate supply of nano-literate workers

US Dept of Labor

High School Equivalency Technical Assistance

Resource guide to help the workforce development system navigate the changes in high school equivalency alternatives, as well as new College and Career Readiness Standards, and how these changes affect partnerships, infrastructure, professional development, and service delivery strategies.

US Dept of Education

Dissemination of Open Career Technical Education Resources

Increase access to high quality resources in the Career Technical Education community by helping secondary CTE educators around the country understand how to effectively develop and share OER.

US Dept of Labor

Career Pathways and Credentials Technical Assistance

Comprehensive technical assistance effort among Employment and Training Administration grantees to promote and foster the development of Career Pathways that align training and educational opportunities with employer needs.

US Dept of Education

Youth and Adult Pathways Virtual Community of Practice

Develop and implement a Youth and Adult Career Pathways Virtual Community of Practice in order to bring together practitioners from both the youth and adult sides of the Career Pathways world and facilitate meaningful dialogue.

US Dept of Labor

WIASRD Web-Based Tutorial Development

Training modules for state and local workforce staff to navigate changes in the Workforce Investment Act reporting system, and ultimately support accurate and complete reporting on development activities.

US Dept of Labor

Labor Market Information Technical Assistance and Training

Virtual training tools and resources designed to instruct frontline workforce development staff on the use of Labor Market Information resources, so that they can assist employers and job seekers in making educated career, training, and economic development decisions.

US Dept of Education

Technical Assistance to Rural State Education Agencies, Districts, and High School Graduation Initiative Grantees

Providing technical assistance to bolster State Local Education Agency capacity to engage in dropout prevention in rural schools and increase high school graduate rates amongst at-risk populations.

US Dept of Education

Family Engagement Resource Providers

Supporting State Education Agencies and grantees in enhancing critical family engagement initiatives that are frequently linked to student learning and success.

US Dept of Health and Human Services

Administration for Children and Families Grantee Monitoring, Logistics, and Technical Assistance Support

Supporting the Family and Youth Services Bureau and more than 413 active grantees funded under the Runaway and Homeless Youth Program to measure and monitor grantee performance, deliver technical assistance, and facilitate collaboration.

US Dept of Health and Human Services

National Responsible Fatherhood Clearinghouse

Logistics to support the National Responsible Fatherhood Clearinghouse, which provides, facilitates, and disseminates proven and innovative strategies for encouraging and strengthening fathers and families.

US Dept of Agriculture

Child and Adult Food Care Program Family Daycare Meal Claims Feasibility Study

Developing an innovative approach to provide a valid and reliable method to assess error in the multi-million dollar Child and Adult Food Care Program, which aids in providing nutritious foods to ensure wellness, healthy growth, and development of young children.

US Dept of Agriculture

WIC Data Collection

Evaluate the WIC data collection efforts and make recommendations for improving processes and procedures, and ultimately facilitate the efficient distribution of resources to women and children in need.

US Dept of Agriculture

National School Lunch Program Estimates

Identify an innovative approach to measure erroneous payments in the National School Lunch Program and School Breakfast Program that will help to better target funds to deserving students and improve academic outcomes.

US Dept of Agriculture

Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program Retailer Scoring Study

Create a perspective scoring system for authorizing retailers accepting SNAP benefits that will both increase access to healthy food amongst low-income populations and ensure program integrity.

US Dept of Agriculture

Food Distribution Program on Indian Reservations Cost Analysis

Assessment of the Food Distribution Program on Indian Reservations Regional Vendor Pilot program, including considerations of operations, food quality, and stakeholder satisfaction.

US Dept of Labor

Grantee Financial Management & Technical Assistance

Performance and financial management training for Employment and Training Administration grantees to ensure workforce development systems are effectively and efficiently using resources to bolster employment opportunities.

General Services Administration

Operational Cost and Service Benchmarking Study

Investigate the root causes of higher than standard operating and service delivery costs in select GSA-owned sites, and determine areas where industry best practices could incur cost reductions and improved service delivery.

US Trade and Development Agency

Independent Program Monitoring & Evaluation

Independent evaluations of a portfolio of 200+ projects, spanning over 50 countries in over a dozen sectors, to assess the outcomes of USTDA funding against key performance measures.

National Science Foundation

I-CORPS Impact Evaluation Feasibility Study

Identify an innovative approach to measure the success of the I-CORPS program, which prepares scientists and engineers to extend their focus beyond the laboratory and into entrepreneurial endeavors.

US Dept of Labor

Advancing Women in Technology

Comprehensive literature review to identify opportunities for the increased participation of women in the technology industry, including educational programs that were prerequisites for obtaining employment.

National Science Foundation

Presidential Awards for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching Operational and Technical Support

Logistics and event management support to identify, recruit, recognize, and engage excellent mathematics and science teachers throughout the U.S.

National Science Foundation

Engineering Resource Center Annual Conference

Comprehensive meeting planning and logistics support for the Engineering Resource Center Program’s Annual Conference, which provides ERC grantees with a chance to share best practices, learn from leading experts in the field, and engage in peer to peer learning.

US Dept of Education

Office of Postsecondary Education Negotiated Rulemaking Sessions Logistics and TA Support

Conduct highly visible, strategic meetings and nationwide public hearings as part of OPE’s annual policy-setting mandate for student aid.

Dept of the Interior

Bureau of Safety and Environmental Engineering Survey Development

Provide support on strategies to improve customer satisfaction with the effectiveness of offshore inspection program for oil and gas facilities in the Gulf of Mexico

US Dept of Education

Office of Innovation and Improvement SEED Program Peer Review Support

Comprehensive peer review services and technical support to the SEED Program, which supports initiatives to recruit, select, and prepare or provide professional enhancement activities for teachers and principals.

US Dept of Education

Employee Recognition Survey and Strategic Plan Development

Develop an employee recognition plan to facilitate a significant and sustained improvement in the Office of Elementary and Secondary Education’ organizational effectiveness and culture, increasing employee satisfaction, commitment, engagement, and productivity

US Patent and Trademark Office

Examiner Production Goal Study and Analysis

Comprehensive evaluation of current employee performance measurement systems, resulting in recommendations for adjusting the current examiner production goals, metrics, and measurement systems to better align with strategic goals.

Dept of the Interior

Bureau of Safety and Environmental Engineering Strategic Planning Facilitation

Strategic planning retreat to discuss specific steps, projects, and actions needed to build and sustain the intellectual capacity within and across BSEE’s key functions.