On June 18th, Gregg E. Berman, SEC Associate Director, Office of Analytics and Research, discussed the SEC's examination of the 2010 flash crash and the creation of the Market Information Data Analytics System ("MIDAS"). Potential uses of MIDAS include real-time monitoring of market activities, forensic analysis of market events, and market structure research. Analysis of information gathered via MIDAS reveals that sharp changes in share price are the result of human error and not a symptom of a "broken" market. Berman Remarks.