Corporate Overview

We operate FFRDCs—federally funded research and development centers—which are unique organizations that assist the United States government with:

  • Scientific research and analysis
  • Development and acquisition
  • Systems engineering and integration

We also have an independent research program that explores new and expanded uses of technologies to solve our sponsors' problems.

MITRE's Sole Focus Is To Operate FFRDCs

Congress chartered MITRE to work in the public interest. We have no commercial interests. We have no owners or shareholders, and we can't compete for anything except the right to operate FFRDCs. This lack of commercial conflicts of interest forms the basis for our objectivity. We also have the ability to acquire sensitive and proprietary information from the government and industry to inform our work. These organizations are able and willing to share data because they know we won't use it for a competitive advantage.

Moreover, because we operate multiple FFRDCs, we foster a culture of knowledge sharing. We apply what we learn from addressing one sponsor's challenges to similar issues faced by other federal agencies. This means when sponsors engage with us, they have access to all the minds of MITRE.

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Learn More About Our FFRDCs

  • Defense & Intelligence
    Defense & Intelligence

    National Security Engineering Center

    Sponsored by the Department of Defense
    Founded 1958

    Tackling the technology and information-sharing challenges of the defense and intelligence communities.

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  • Aviation
    Aviation

    Center for Advanced Aviation System Development

    Sponsored by the Federal Aviation Administration
    Founded 1990

    Advancing the safety, efficiency, and security of air travel.

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  • Civil Agency Modernization
    Civil Agency Modernization

    Center for Enterprise Modernization

    Sponsored by the Internal Revenue Service and
    co-sponsored by the Department of Veterans Affairs
    Founded 1998

    Supporting our nation's economic stability and the needs of its veterans.

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  • Homeland Security
    Homeland Security

    Homeland Security Systems Engineering and Development Institute

    Sponsored by the Department of Homeland Security
    Founded 2009

    Providing technical and organizational guidance to strengthen America's domestic security.

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  • U.S. Courts
    U.S. Courts

    Judiciary Engineering and Modernization Center

    Sponsored by the Administrative Office of the U.S. Courts
    on behalf of the Federal Judiciary
    Founded 2010

    Helping the Federal Judiciary streamline its IT and communications systems.

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  • Healthcare
    Healthcare

    CMS Alliance to Modernize Healthcare

    Sponsored by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services
    Founded 2012

    Promoting higher quality care and better public health outcomes at manageable costs.

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MITRE's Mission

As a public-interest company, MITRE works in partnership with the government applying systems engineering and advanced technology to address issues of critical national importance.

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Locations

  • 7515 Colshire Drive
    McLean, VA 22102-7539
    (703) 983-6000
  • 202 Burlington Road
    Bedford, MA 01730-1420
    (781) 271-2000
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