SAS Institute has appointed J.R. Helmig to lead the company’s analytics strategy as chief analytics officer for the federal government business.
The analytics firm said Wednesday Helmig will work to determine federal trends in analytics and sources of disruption, maintain public-private partnerships and support research and development efforts.
“J.R. brings a uniquely broad market and domain expertise to the SAS federal team, ” said Karen Terrell, SAS vice president of the federal business.
“He can look across government to forecast changes in the analytical, technology and regulatory landscapes… He can also target specific domains, particularly the converging national security, illicit finance and cyber arenas.”
Helmig’s career includes experience in providing big data support for the departments of Defense, Homeland Security and Treasury as well as the Intelligence Community.
He has also served as special project officer for SDA Inc., where he helped transition national security applications to the private financial and supply chain sectors, and founded an executive consulting company called Leveraged Outcomes.
He is a member of the Business Executives for National Security, a master-level subject matter expert on the U.S. government, the financial industry co-sector chief for the National Capitol Region at InfraGard and co-creator of the Certified Financial Crimes Specialist global certification program.