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VA Technical Reference Model v 24.4

Latent GOLD
Latent GOLD Technology

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Technologies must be operated and maintained in accordance with Federal and Department security and privacy policies and guidelines. More information on the proper use of the TRM can be found on the TRM Proper Use Tab/Section.

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Description: Latent Gold allows the user to create statistical models, such as latent class models and finite mixture programs. The software uses syntax command language and a graphical user interface (GUI) for increased functionality.

Data collected by this software is stored on the user`s local drive. This technology can handle American Standard Code for Information Interchange (ASCII) Text data formats as well as Statistical Package for the Social Sciences (SPSS) files.

There are four packages with Latent Gold, the basic package, the Choice add-on package, the Advantage/Syntax add-on package, and the Choice + Advantage/Syntax package. The basic package only includes the base software, but the additional packages include the Choice Module and/or the Advantage/Syntax Module as indicated. See the component tab for more information on the modules.
Technology/Standard Usage Requirements: Users must ensure their use of this technology/standard is consistent with VA policies and standards, including, but not limited to, VA Handbooks 6102 and 6500; VA Directives 6004, 6513, and 6517; and National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) standards, including Federal Information Processing Standards (FIPS). Users must ensure sensitive data is properly protected in compliance with all VA regulations. Prior to use of this technology, users should check with their supervisor, Information Security Officer (ISO), Facility Chief Information Officer (CIO), or local Office of Information and Technology (OI&T) representative to ensure that all actions are consistent with current VA policies and procedures prior to implementation.
Section 508 Information: This technology has been assessed by the Section 508 Office and found non-conformant. The Implementer of this technology has the responsibility to ensure the version deployed is 508-compliant. Section 508 compliance may be reviewed by the Section 508 Office and appropriate remedial action required if necessary. For additional information or assistance regarding Section 508, please contact the Section 508 Office at Please see reference tab for more information concerning product versions.
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Decision Source: TRM Mgmt Group
Decision Process: One-VA TRM v24.4
Decision Date: 04/01/2024 at 02:11:14 UTC
Aliases: LatentGOLD
Introduced By: TRM Request
Vendor Name: Statistical Innovations Inc.
- The information contained on this page is accurate as of the Decision Date (04/01/2024 at 02:11:14 UTC).