Who We Are
On September 2, 2010, MITRE and the Administrative Office of the U.S. Courts finalized an agreement to create the Judiciary Engineering and Modernization Center, or JEMC. The new organization became the fifth FFRDC that MITRE manages, and the only one that exists on behalf of the federal judiciary.
JEMC's founding marks the latest step in the partnership between MITRE and the federal judiciary. Since May 2006, we have worked with judiciary stakeholders to develop enterprise-wide solutions for upgrading their wide-area network, voice, video, and Internet services. With the creation of JEMC, our staff continues to provide objective assessments of the technical challenges the judiciary faces while analyzing the impact and risks of both available and emerging systems.
The Center for Judicial Informatics, Science, and Technology (CJIST) is an extension of JEMC. It takes a global focus and works with the worldwide judicial community—including academia and international and nongovernmental agencies—involved in promoting the rule of law and access to justice, judicial reform, and modernization. These organizations face similar challenges as the federal judiciary.