IDA continues to support fully its sponsors during this next step of the operating environment by phasing in staff in our facilities, while continuing work-from-home capabilities as needed. IDA employees should access the Employee Portal for additional information.
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This premiere issue of the IDA Health Watch quarterly newsletter includes an interview with Dr. Terry Adirim, Acting Assistant Secretary of Defense for Health Affairs; developments in TRICARE benefits for military reservists; highlights of research on COVID-19 and health equity; and legislative developments involving military health system and veterans.
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Producing high-quality strategic and operational decisions informed by machine learning (ML) techniques demands rich and reliable data, careful research question framing, proper application of appropriate analytic tools, and accurate interpretation of results. This summary provides recommendations to assist decision makers make effective use of machine learning techniques.
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This summary uses examples to illustrate how machine learning techniques apply to military personnel management questions that are difficult to address with traditional statistical tools. It also describes the mechanics of tree algorithms and neural network algorithms, two families of machine learning algorithms that provide the most accurate and robust predictions in complex systems.
IDA is looking forward to becoming part of City of Alexandria’s high-tech corridor in Potomac Yard. In December 2021, we are moving our headquarters to a state-of-the art facility that will better serve the needs of our staff and sponsors. The building has a great location that is close to the future Potomac Yard Metro stop. Our new facility is being constructed to meet WELL Building standards, and IDA is investing in a variety of disease mitigation efforts. IDA is also working toward LEED certification.