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Insight transitions to a remote workplace

As a result of the global pandemic, we have made the decision to close our offices and transition fully to a remote workplace. We will reassess this situation in a month, on April 13. We believe Insight has a responsibility to practice social distancing to protect both the most vulnerable among our employees and extended[...]

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OPRE releases two publications on rapid learning methods from Insight researchers

Insight is proud to collaborate with the Office of Planning, Research, and Evaluation (OPRE) on its annual methods meeting, which explores critical topics in social science research methodology. OPRE recently released two publications from its 2018 meeting, authored by Insight researchers. Last year’s meeting on rapid learning methods featured a presentation by vice president Scott[...]

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Insight wins USDA’s Woman-Owned Small Business Contractor of the Year Award!

On June 19, Insight Policy Research was named USDA’s Woman-Owned Small Business Contractor of the Year! The Insight team was recently recognized USDA-wide for our “professional demeanor, collaborative nature, and exceptional work quality” on nutrition assistance-related contracts with the Food and Nutrition Service (FNS). Over the past 12 years, we have worked extensively in support[...]

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Insight selected as one of World’s Greatest!

In 2017, Insight Policy Research was selected as one of the World’s Greatest Small Businesses! This long-standing TV show selected our firm due to our success over the past 16 years improving the lives of at-risk and vulnerable populations through evidence-based research.  “World's Greatest!..." is a show dedicated to highlighting the world's greatest companies, products,[...]

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Understanding the Needs of Women in America’s Military: The 2016 DACOWITS Annual Report Is Here

The Defense Advisory Committee on Women in the Services—known as DACOWITS—delivers to the U.S. Department of Defense advice and recommendations on policies related to the recruitment, retention, treatment, employment, integration, and well-being of the highly qualified professional women in the U.S. Armed Forces. In 2016 Insight collected and analyzed data from focus groups with hundreds[...]

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Making Sandwiches for Those in Need

As part of our ongoing efforts to support the community, Insight prepared peanut butter and jelly sandwiches for McKenna's Wagon. McKenna's Wagon is a mobile food truck operated through Martha's Table, a DC organization dedicated to increasing access to education programs, healthy food, and family supports. This food truck provides homeless and hungry residents with hot meals,[...]

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Cross-Country Travel to Explore Experiences with HUD’s ConnectHome Initiative

High-speed internet access at home has become increasingly important to ensure educational opportunity for all children regardless of their economic status. Without this access, many students in low-income households face a “homework gap,” creating an uneven playing field in the classroom. The families themselves are often at a disadvantage in finding jobs, getting health information,[...]

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