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How LMI Accelerates Speed to Data Access for Government Agencies with Immuta

Key takeaways

  • Increased time to data by 10X, giving users fast and easy access to sensitive data for advanced analytics.
  • Ability to review and audit data use and misuse to ensure compliance with data use and sharing rules.

What if all those organizations could just create those rules, save it and be able to know in an auditable way that those rules are being followed. That’s what Immuta does for us.

Josh Wilson Advanced Analytics, LMI

About LMI

LMI is a consultancy dedicated to powering a future-ready, high-performing government, drawing from expertise in digital and analytic solutions, logistics, and management advisory services. We deliver integrated capabilities that incorporate emerging technologies and are tailored to customers’ unique mission needs, backed by objective research and data analysis. Founded in 1961 to help the Department of Defense resolve complex logistics management challenges, LMI continues to enable growth and transformation, enhance operational readiness and resiliency, and ensure mission success for federal civilian and defense agencies.

Challenge

LMI works with C-suite executives to help them achieve their mission by providing advanced analytics. One of the hardest parts of the job is bringing together data from different sources and increasing time to data. The problem they were facing was that it took weeks and weeks to get access to the data.

It would takes few days or weeks to identify the data that they needed to analyze. Then, it would take a few more weeks to request access because they request would have to go through IT, who would then need to check with the security and governance teams. If a different view was required for a particular employee or group, it often required making a copy of the data and then authorizing that access. Then, with multiple copies of the data, different analysts would have different views and potentially different conclusions and recommendations based on their differing views.

Solution

The Immuta platform made it easy for LMI to provide secure access to data for analytics. Instead of having to wait weeks, a user can hit the subscribe button and easily get access to a view of the data they need, without having to make additional copies of the data.

Rules for who can see what data are easily created and applied within Immuta. And, it is easy for the data team to look and check to ensure that the rules were applied using Immuta’s tracking and audit capabilities.

If there is any potential misuse of the data, LMI’s data team can see exactly what happened at the level of specific data tables in their data platform. Without Immuta, they would just see that a user was granted unauthorized access to a system. With Immuta, they get fine-grained access control and they can manage it all in Immuta’s simple UI.

Results

With Immuta, LMI has sped “time to data” by more than 10X, which is what matters most to them. Immuta gives their users secure views to sensitive data so that they can provide the advanced analytics their customers need. For them, they see Immuta as a data democratizer.