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Case Studies

Making Capital Investment Decisions for Military Health Facilities

Noblis’ capital investment decision model ensures optimal care delivery across the armed services

Black Box Study Examines Court Admissibility of Fingerprints

Noblis partners with the FBI in policy-changing fingerprint study

The Noblis Open Source Accessibility Toolkit

An open source approach to measuring transportation accessibility

Creating Cost Savings Across the Supply Chain

Noblis study helped the U.S. Postal Service defer $20M in budgetary spending

Using Canonical Modeling in Healthcare

A new approach for reducing the time and costs associated with integrating data systems

Reaching Across Continents to Provide Technology & Humanitarian Aid

Noblis is applying technology to help solve global health problems

Facilitating Telecommunications Upgrades

Helping secure the best prices for telecommunications products & services

Sharing Scientific Knowledge

Training government personnel to recognize & respond to dangerous pathogens

Shaping the Vision of a Better National Air Transportation System

Developing integrated systems and technologies for the future of air travel

Developing Strategic Sustainability Performance Plans for Government Agencies

Noblis is supporting the greening of federal government initiatives

Advancing the Science of Biometrics

Identifying individuals through facial recognition techniques

Improving Surface Transportation Systems with Wireless Technologies

Using technology to relieve congested roadways

Delivering Mission Success through Agile Development

Noblis applied Agile development methods to support the FBI's Sentinel project

The Latent AFIS Interoperability Project

Developing technical specifications that form a foundation for latent AFIS interoperability


Transforming the Enterprise with Big Data Solutions

Noblis is turning raw data into actionable intelligence that drives mission-critical decisions

Protecting Our Nation from Threats of All Kinds

Whether working in cybersecurity, biometrics, or intelligence, Noblis’ singular goal is making our country safer

Developing Tools That Drive Business

Seeing a need and filling a void by inventing new tools, technologies, and solutions

Preserving Our Nation’s Water Supply

Addressing threats & hazards to our national water supply systems

Supporting & Educating National Guard Families

Using acquisition expertise to secure services for families of warfighters

The General Services Administration Carbon Footprint Tool

Noblis designed and developed the GSA Carbon Footprint Tool

Enabling Priority Communications

Making vital telecommunications connections when the calls must go through

Saving Lives Through Analytics

Noblis experts contribute to managing E.Coli outbreak in Germany

Leveraging the Power of Rapid-Prototyping & Agile Methodologies

Applying Agile and User Experience design principles can get you reliable plans faster than you'd imagine

A Connection to the Future, Found in West Virginia

Noblis’ Bridgeport office provides an opportunity to explore further scientific advancements while helping tomorrow’s leaders explore their own potential

Educating a New Generation of Weather Professionals

Noblis supports the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Center for Atmospheric Sciences (NCAS) CAREERS Weather Camp

BioVelocity: Noblis-developed Whole Genome Analysis Tool

Performing DNA analysis 50 times faster than industry standard

Using Technical Expertise to Keep Satellite Communications Signals Clear

Noblis has a long history and experience working with NOAA/NESDIS’ satellites and ground systems

Developing Technologies for a New Generation of Weather Satellites

Supporting NOAA on the Geostationary Operational Environmental Satellite - R Series (GOES- R) satellite program

Prioritizing the Needs of Today’s On-Orbit Operational Environmental Satellites

Noblis is developing tools to minimize costs while keeping the data flowing

Preparing for Big Weather Data

Gathering insight from Japan’s Himawari-8 satellite

Noblis Celebrates 20 Years of Excellence and Innovation

Noblis’ focused science and technology expertise helps federal clients innovate and transform complex systems

Achieving Acquisition Success

In this series, we will hear from Noblis acquisition experts as they explore four main themes Noblis uses to help our clients achieve success

Achieving Acquisition Success: Create a Great Source Selection “Playbook”

This part of our series addresses how to mitigate risks throughout the acquisition process

Achieving Acquisition Success: Get the Requirements Right

This part of our series presents the key steps to ensuring good requirements

Achieving Acquisition Success: Select the Winning Team

This part of our series explains what a winning team should be and how to get there

Achieving Acquisition Success: Use an Acquisition Tool

In this final series installment, we cover why using the right tool is so important to the acquisition process

GSA’s EIS contract will serve government networking needs for the next 15 years. Are you ready?

Noblis provides the full range of capabilities needed to smooth agencies’ path to success in the transition to EIS and beyond


Noblis Named One of 2012’s Best Small & Medium Workplaces by Great Place to Work®

This is the fourth year in a row and the seventh time this decade that Noblis has been named a best place to work

Noblis Recognized as One of the "World’s Most Ethical Companies” for the Fifth Time

Award acknowledges companies that demonstrate real and sustained ethical leadership

Noblis Staff Featured In USDOT Webinar on Results of the Study of Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS) Implementation

Vaishali Shah and Carolina Burnier presented "Accelerating ITS Implementation – Applying Past Experience to Achieve Future Success"

DoD to Hold Open Meeting of the SERDP Scientific Advisory Board

Noblis employees will speak about the specialized technical support projects they are conducting for the Strategic Environmental Research and Development Program

2013 Federal IT & Network Services Summit and Technology Showcase

Noblis manager Jim Soltys to participate in panel discussion about the outlook for the federal IT market over the next decade

Noblis to Host National Contracts Management Association (NCMA) Basic Contracting Series (BCS)

Courses will support Certified Contract Manager certifications

Jeffrey Marqusee, Noblis Chief Scientist—Enterprise Engineering and Environment is Awarded the Secretary of Defense Medal for Outstanding Public Service

Award recognizes Dr. Marqusee’s, leadership at the Department of Defense and his role in transforming the Department’s environmental and energy strategies

Big Data for Finance & Investing: Leveraging Big Data to Perform Risk Management

Noblis data scientist, Sterling Thomas, to be featured in a financial industry roundtable discussion

Marion Blakey: Diverse group of leaders decry 'slow decay' of sequestration

Column discusses how federal budget cuts are harming the national interest

Dr. Jeffrey Marqusee to be a panelist at the Defense National Security & Climate Change Symposium in Washington DC

This year’s program will address preparedness and resilience and the national security implications of climate change

Noblis Named Top Workplace

Noblis is #7 among large companies on The Washington Post 2014 Top Workplaces list

Noblis Awarded Patent for Acquisition

Noblis employees awarded a patent for a "Flexible data store for implementing a streamlined acquisition process"

Noblis President and CEO Appointed to NVTC Board

Amr ElSawy appointed to the Northern Virginia Technology Council (NVTC) Board of Directors

How Climate and Extreme Weather Events Impact Water Sector

Final report available for a series of case studies co-sponsored by Noblis

Noblis named as a finalist for Contractor of the Year

Additionally, Noblis’ CEO has been named a finalist for CEO of the Year

Advancing Sustainable Surface Engineering: Challenges and Future Opportunities

Dr. Jeffrey Marqusee of Noblis Provides Opening Keynote at the Biannual ASETSDefense Workshop

Noblis’ BioVelocity Makes Top Four in the Northern Virginia Technology Council Destination Innovation Competition

As a finalist, BioVelocity moves on to compete for the honor of most innovative technology in the Health, Education, and Energy category

Dr. Jordin Cohen of Noblis Selected as a GW Center for Cyber & Homeland Security Senior Fellow

CCHS non-resident senior fellows are a distinguished group of policy experts and practitioners in the areas of cybersecurity, counterterrorism, and homeland security

Noblis NSP Welcomes David R. Shedd to Board of Directors

Noblis NSP Board enhances Intelligence Community expertise

Noblis’ BioVelocity Competes in the Final Head-to-Head Round of the Northern Virginia Technology Council Destination Innovation Competition

BioVelocity competed for the honor of most innovative technology in the Health, Education, and Energy category

Noblis Named Top Workplace Second Year in a Row

Noblis is #7 among large companies on The Washington Post 2015 Top Workplaces list

Noblis to Moderate Crucial Aviation Workforce Discussion

Noblis’ Katherine Kondub will moderate the 2015 Air Traffic Control Association panel on Fostering the Future of Aviation, discussing ways the aviation industry can attract and retain the best and the brightest minds from the next generation of experts

Noblis’ Matthew Lesh Shares Expertise at Silicon Valley Transportation Conference

Senior Analyst of Noblis’ Mobility and Transportation Systems Department, participates in opening discussion at the Ninth Annual International Podcar City Conference in Silicon Valley November 4-6

In Memoriam: H. Gilbert Miller, Ph.D., Vice President and Chief Technology Officer

It is with great sadness that Noblis announces the passing of H. Gilbert “Gil” Miller, Ph.D., our Vice President and Chief Technology Officer.

Noblis’ Nicholas Keshavarz-Nia Honored with Rising Star Award by FCW

Information Systems (IS) Security Engineer & Analyst for Noblis recognized among “rising stars” in federal IT careers who are making an impact in the industry community

Noblis Experts to Participate in Inaugural Emerging Contaminants (EC) Summit

Noblis Environmental and National Security staff weigh in on the future of the nation’s emerging contaminants during this first-year conference held in Westminster, Colorado

Noblis Expert Bill Morris Pens Acquisition Success Series Ahead of Acquisition Excellence 2016 Conference

In “Achieving Acquisition Success”, Morris examines what it takes to complete a successful government contract acquisition

Press Releases

Noblis Named One of the “World’s Most Ethical Companies” for the Fifth Time

Award Recognizes Companies for Leadership in Ethical Business Practices

Noblis Awarded $495 Million Joint Program Executive Office for Chemical and Biological Defense Support Contract

Noblis to provide the OMNIBUS Program and Engineering Technical Support (OPETS) with technical advisory and acquisition services

Noblis Awarded Two Task Orders with U.S. Army National Guard

Noblis will provide support services to the U.S. Army National Guard (ARNG) in two functional areas—Independent Verification & Validation (IV&V)/Program Management Office (PMO)/Technology, Science & Engineering (TSE) Support and Acquisition Support

Noblis Wins $5M NOAA NESDIS Award Under the Systems Engineering and Analyses Services (SEAS) Contract

Noblis to provide technology and program management support for the GOES-R weather satellite ground system project

Noblis Wins Prime Contract for the Department of Homeland Security

Team Noblis to provide science, technology, and engineering services to DHS Science and Technology Directorate

Dr. Jeffrey Marqusee Joins Noblis as Chief Scientist—Enterprise Engineering and Environment

Noblis adds depth and breadth to its DoD expertise

Noblis Wins Task Order with FBI Sentinel Program

Noblis will provide agile methodology and technology services, business analysis, and organizational change management support for Sentinel, the FBI’s case management system

Noblis Awarded Prime Contract by the Air Force Civil Engineer Center (AFCEC)

Noblis will provide Independent Systems Engineering and Acquisition Support (ISEAS) and Advisory and Assistance Services (A&AS)

Noblis Awarded a $65M Blanket Purchase Agreement to Support the Social Security Administration

Under this Blanket Purchase Agreement (BPA) Noblis will provide specialized advisory and assistance support services

L. Roger Mason, Jr., Ph.D. Joins Noblis as Senior Vice President of National Security and Intelligence

Dr. Mason returns to Noblis after five years of service in the Intelligence Community as the first Assistant Director of National Intelligence for Systems and Resource Analyses

Noblis Recognized as One of the “World’s Most Ethical Companies” for the Sixth Time

Award Recognizes Companies for Leadership in Ethical Business Practices

Noblis Wins ACG Corporate Growth Award

Award recognizes companies that lead and support successful corporate growth strategies and transactions

Noblis Acquires National Security Partners, LLC

The combined capabilities and expertise of these two companies will integrate multidisciplinary solutions to clients in the cyber intelligence mission area

National Security Partners is now Noblis NSP

The new name and logo represent the unity of Noblis NSP and parent company, Noblis, and their commitment to continued and evolving customer success

Noblis Awarded Next Generation GSA OASIS Professional Services Contract

Noblis selected to provide professional and R&D services to federal clients across the program lifecycle

Noblis Headquarters to Move to Reston, Virginia in 2016

Significant Corporate Growth and Space to Innovate Cited As Reasons for the Move

Noblis’ Roger Mason Named to the 2014-2015 Wash100 – The GovCon Sector’s Most Influential Voices

This premier group of leaders selected by Executive Mosaic is recognized for their push to drive vision, innovation, and achievement on behalf of American citizens

Noblis Welcomes Letitia A. Long to Board of Trustees

Noblis Board gains additional intelligence expertise

Noblis Awarded GSA Contract for Support to the Federal Risk and Authorization Management Program (FedRAMP)

FedRAMP’s mission is ensuring secure cloud computing for the federal government

Dr. Jeffrey Marqusee of Noblis Speaks at Defense, National Security & Climate Change Symposium

The topic was “Engaging Stakeholders on DoD Mission and Strategic Implications”

Noblis Appraised at CMMI Level 3

CMMI is a framework to help organization's build and manage performance improvement systems

Ellen McCarthy Brings Formidable IC Experience as the New President of Noblis NSP

With an extensive background in the Intelligence Community, McCarthy will bring Noblis NSP and its clients even greater depth of industry knowledge.

Noblis CEO to Present Industry Keynote at Prestigious CES Government Conference

Amr ElSawy to speak at the upcoming CES Government 2016 Conference on “Technology, Law Enforcement and National Security: Setting the Stage”

Former D.C. Police Commander Steven Sund Brings Wealth of Emergency Response Expertise to Noblis

Sund’s 25 years developing multi-jurisdictional security and emergency response plans adds practical security expertise to Noblis’ National Security and Intelligence (NSI) client missions

Noblis NSP’s Ellen McCarthy Makes List of Top 30 Executives to Watch

McCarthy’s shift from the federal Intelligence Community (IC) to President of Noblis NSP lands her on WashingtonExec’s Inaugural List of Top 30 Execs to Watch for 2016

Noblis and Noblis NSP Staff to Present at BloomCon Cybersecurity Conference

Cyber experts Mark Sanders, Brian Satira and Dr. Samuel Gross prepare to speak at BloomCon, a first-year conference held at Bloomsburg University

Two Noblis Execs Selected by Executive Mosaic for Annual Wash100 List

Amr ElSawy and Roger Mason of Noblis honored with selection for exemplary Sci-Tech and Intel Community leadership

Joni Fernbaugh Brings Wealth of Government Health Strategy Expertise to Noblis Business Development

Fernbaugh’s 30 year history in strategy and planning for the federal health industry brings practical expertise to Noblis’ Health Innovation (HI) client missions

Noblis Named as 2016 Finalist for SECAF’S Small Business Partner of the Year Award

Noblis Recognized for its Success in the Government Contracting Industry

Noblis Awarded Army Contract for Support to the National Defense Center for Energy and the Environment (NDCEE)

NDCEE’s mission is to transition ESOHE technologies in support of the DoD to maintain readiness, meet sustainability goals, and support warfighters at home and abroad


Biometric Publications & Presentations

Publications Written by Noblis Biometric Staff

Health Innovation Publications & Presentations

Publications Written by Noblis Health Innovation Staff

Transportation Systems Publications & Presentations

Publications Written by Noblis Transportation Systems Staff

National Security & Intelligence Presentations & Publications

Publications Written by Noblis National Security Staff

Environmental Solutions Presentation & Publications

Publications Written by Noblis Environmental Solutions Staff

Enterprise Engineering Publications & Presentations

Publications Written by Noblis Enterprise Engineering Staff

Noblis Corporate Report

A collection of our client success stories, Noblis financial highlights, company milestones, and awards.

Speaker Series

So Good They Can’t Ignore You: Why Skills Trump Passion in the Quest for Work You Love

Cal Newport, Ph.D., Writer and Assistant Professor of Computer Science, Georgetown University

The Architecture of Innovation: The Economics of Creative Organizations

Joshua Lerner, Schiff Professor of Investment Banking, Harvard Business School, and Co-director, Productivity, Innovation and Entrepreneurship Program, National Bureau of Economic Research

The Visioneers: How a Group of Elite Scientists Pursued Space Colonies, Nanotechnologies, and a Limitless Future

W. Patrick McCray, Professor of History, University of California Santa Barbara

The 5th Annual General Edward C. “Shy” Meyer, USA (ret.) Innovative Leadership Lecture Series

For nearly four years, Cass R. Sunstein, bestselling author and President Obama’s “Regulatory Czar,” helped to oversee a revolution in better government. He explains how and why—and what comes next.

Tubes: A Journey to the Center of the Internet

Andrew Blum, Wired Correspondent and Metropolis Contributing Editor

Naked Statistics: Stripping the Dread from the Data

Charles Wheelan, Professor, Department of Economics, Dartmouth College

Big Data: Separating Hype from Reality

Jerome Lintz, Analytics and Big Data Specialist, IBM

Graph Algorithms on the Cray XMT-2

Shahid H. Bokhari, Independent Researcher, Cupertino, CA

When You Know the Least

Stephen Dash, VP Strategic Planning, LS Technologies

Managing the “Fifth Force” - Team Social Context

Orlando Figueroa, President, Orlando Leadership Enterprise—NASA Retired

INCOSE Certification Provides Common Framework for Systems Engineering Communication and Personnel Development

Courtney Wright, Certification Program Manager, International Council on Systems Engineering

3D Printing and the Future (or Demise) of Intellectual Property

John Hornick, Partner, Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner, L.L.P.


Reducing the Levels of Greenhouse Gas Emissions Across DoD

Noblis expert Drew Rak explains how a strategic sustainability plan helps to reduce the levels of greenhouse gas emissions across DoD and ultimately make the warfighter safer.

Current and Emerging Cyber Challenges for Today’s Government

Noblis cyber expert Chad Andersen discusses the complex technical and business cyber challenges facing our clients

Moving Innovation into Practice

Hear what it means to move innovation into practice in order to support the Department of Defense's challenge to meet its sustainability, energy, and environment goals, and to meet its national security mission.

Commitment to Teamwork and Mission at DHS

Noblis' Jordin Cohen, Ph.D. talks about teamwork and mission at DHS

Facilitating Change for the DoD Military Health System

Laying the foundation for portfolio-wide change

The Impact of Queueing Theory

What is Queueing Theory, and how is it applied in science and telecommunications?

How Noblis Combats Emerging Contaminants

Drew Rak talks about the expertise and capabilities we employ

Supporting Agencies Through Program Management Expertise

Noblis works with agencies like the CDC on program and data management

Finding Solutions to Reduce DoD Energy Spending

How Noblis is helping to reach energy and sustainability goals

Preparing the U.S. for Climate Change

Dr. Jeff Marqusee responds to a White House EO

Greening Existing Buildings

Sustainable solutions for challenges facing building operators

Treating Wastewater is a Challenge for DoD

How Noblis is working to address these challenges

Improving Road Transportation Systems

Expoloring the potential of wireless intelligent transportation technologies

Technology Transition is Important for the DoD Mission

Accelerating technology transition from reserarch to operations

Accelerating Research to Operations

Noblis delivers timely and responsive energy and environmental solutions

BioVelocity: Pinpointing the Source of Food-Borne Pathogens

Karen Taylor explains how BioVelocity is bringing us to the cutting edge of food safety

BioVelocity: Transforming Medicine Through Science and Technology

Performing DNA analysis 50 times faster than industry standard

Noblis supports the Geostationary Operational Environmental Satellites – R Series (GOES-R)

GOES-R, a joint project with NOAA and NASA, is the next generation of geostationary weather satellites

Noblis - For the Best of Reasons

Noblis is a unique nonprofit science, technology, and strategy organization that is solving problems of national significance.

Improving Face Recognition Technology

When it comes to biometrics and forensic science, Noblis has a particular niche where the technology intersects with the experts.

Decision Sciences and Advanced Data Analytics

Leveraging data in the right way is crucial.

Factors for Successful Cloud Adoption and Migration

Mun-Wai Hon explains some of the key factors for success going forward with cloud adoption and cloud migration.

Designing Next Generation Enterprise Solutions Today

The importance of the FAA's NextGen mission and how Noblis is partnering with this client to modernize our nation's airspace

Building A Successful Acquisition Lifecycle

Noblis expert Bill Morris introduces four main themes Noblis uses to help our clients achieve success

Achieving Acquisition Success: Get the Requirements Right

Noblis acquisition expert Hugo Bonuccelli explains why good requirements are essential

Achieving Acquisition Success: Create a Great Source Selection “Playbook”

How to mitigate risks throughout the acquisition process

Achieving Acquisition Success: Select the Winning Team

Jim Soltys explains the components of a good source selection team

Achieving Acquisition Success: Use an Acquisition Tool

Why using the right tool is so important to the acquisition process

Forecasting Emerging Trends with Decision Analytics

T.C. Folkedal explains how Noblis helps clients forecast emerging trends and see the bigger picture through decision analytics

What are Smart Cities?

J.D. Schneeberger explains how Smart Cities use real time data analytics to improve lives

Striving to Predict the Unpredictable

Noblis leverages an array of technologies for predictive analytics

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