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General Michael Hayden and former Secretary Anthony Foxx to address INFORMS 2018

Events, News | March 28, 2018 | By:

The Institute for Operations Research and the Management Sciences (INFORMS), international association for professionals in operations research and analytics, announced March 27, 2018, that General Michael Hayden, former director of the National Security Agency (NSA) and the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA), and former Secretary of Transportation Anthony Foxx will deliver keynote address at the 2018 Government and Analytics Summit in Washington, D.C., on May 21.

Hayden and Foxx will address attendees about the use of operations research and analytics in providing solutions to some of the government’s greatest challenges. Foxx’s remarks are expected to focus on how operations research and analytics are driving the emergence of the connected city. Hayden’s remarks are expected to focus on the importance of data analytics and operations research in government and defense.

“Operations research and analytics have proven integral to saving lives, saving money and solving problems—for the military, other parts of the government, industry and society,” said Nicholas G. Hall, 2018 president of INFORMS. “The INFORMS 2018 Government and Analytics Summit will showcase the impact operations research and analytics has for policymakers and government leaders. We are delighted to have General Michael Hayden and Secretary Anthony Foxx—who clearly understand the importance and necessity of utilizing these methods and solutions across the federal government—join us for this first of its kind educational summit.”

For more information about the 2018 Government and Analytics Summit, visit

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