Client: U.S. Government and partner organizations working in the Asia-Pacific
Mission Area: Joint Operations
Analytic Services Inc. has established Banyan Analytics, an ANSER institute focused on the Asia-Pacific region. Banyan Analytics will inform decisions that shape the Nation’s role in the Asia-Pacific and aid the U.S. government with implementing programs and initiatives for regional engagement efforts. The institute builds on over five decades of experience supporting the U.S. government with objective research and analysis through ANSER, an Analytic Services operating unit, to address challenges inherent in coordinating and executing complex initiatives. Wallace “Chip” Gregson, Lieutenant General, U.S. Marine Corps (retired), chairs Banyan Analytics.
Banyan Analytics will provide in-depth analytical perspectives to aid the U.S. government in implementing Asia-Pacific policy effectively with data-driven decision support. The institute brings corporate expertise in analytical methods as well as staff expertise in Asian affairs to assist in identifying threats, mitigating their impact, deterring aggressors, reassuring and assisting allies and friends, adapting to economic and political shifts in the region, ensuring free and open trade, sustaining partnerships, supporting free and open societies, and creating predictability, stability, and prosperity for all states in the region.
The U.S. government faces significant strategic challenges in designing and calibrating its efforts towards the Asia-Pacific. Banyan Analytics envisions the creation of a comprehensive strategy that brings together all instruments of American power to apply greater attention and emphasis toward the Asia Pacific. Think tanks, academic institutions, and other research organizations based in Washington, D.C., each make valuable contributions to U.S. foreign policy by offering solutions and recommendations, interpreting history or current events, and advocating important values. Banyan Analytics aims to complement these efforts by filling the gap between innovative ideas and their successful implementation. The institute will focus on the application of policies from conception to execution.
Banyan Analytics is focusing its initial efforts on research and events concerning emergency preparedness and response in the Asia-Pacific. This allows the institute to leverage its expertise in Asia along with ANSER’s proven record of work in emergency preparedness and response, systems thinking, and decision analytics, with the ultimate goal of helping the U.S. government prepare to respond to future disasters in Asia. In October, Banyan Analytics plans to host a conference, “Toward an International Response Framework: Emergency Preparedness in the Asia Pacific,” to review lessons learned from recent disaster responses.