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MITRE operates the National Cybersecurity FFRDC—sponsored by the National Institute of Standards and Technology—to help organizations address their most pressing cybersecurity needs.

Since 2014, MITRE has operated the National Institute of Standards and Technology's (NIST's) National Cybersecurity FFRDC (NCF)—the nation's first and only FFRDC dedicated to cybersecurity and the advancement of secure technologies.

The NCF advises NIST and supports the National Cybersecurity Center of Excellence (NCCoE)—a private-public partnership and collaborative hub. Through the NCCoE, government, industry, and academia work together to address the most pressing cybersecurity challenges of our nation's business infrastructure.

The NCF also provides engineering, architecture, and cybersecurity expertise to other government agencies, nonprofits, and industry organizations.

Cybersecurity Is a Core Capability at MITRE

For a half century, MITRE has worked as a strategic partner to federal agencies to solve hard problems in cybersecurity. We draw on this unique vantage point to operate the NCF and engage in strategic partnerships nationwide to share and exchange information, gain insights, and collaborate to develop leading-edge solutions.

Among our partners are academic consortiums such as Oak Ridge Associated Universities, the Institute for Information Infrastructure Protection, Systems Engineering Research Center, and the University System of Maryland.

Together, we develop practical guidance in a rapidly changing global technology environment–such as advancements in converging information and operational technologies, the Internet of Things, artificial intelligence, cloud and other shared environments, and ubiquitous connectivity–to make the nation more cyber secure.

NCF Mission

Serving our nation's economic and national security, our mission is to provide the nation’s business infrastructure with effective and practical cybersecurity architectures and solutions.

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