In this RFI response, MITRE provides the White House information to assist in developing a framework for regular assessment and iterative improvement of agency scientific integrity policies and practices.
Response of The MITRE Corporation to the OSTP RFI to Support the Development of a Federal Scientific Integrity Policy Framework
Scientific integrity is fundamental to MITRE’s existence and differentiation. MITRE is prohibited from lobbying. We don’t develop or sell products. We have no owners or shareholders, and we don’t compete with industry. This lack of conflicts of interests forms the basis for our objectivity and enables us to solely focus on our mission: solving problems for a safer world. This collective mission enables our multidisciplinary teams—including engineers, scientists, mathematicians, data analysts, policy specialists, and more—to dig into problems from all angles. As an independent, not-for-profit company, we have no commercial pressures to influence our decision-making, technical findings, or policy recommendations.
MITRE leveraged its scientific, ethical, policy, and audit experiences to respond to a Request for Information from the Office of Science and Technology Policy that will assist them in developing a framework for regular assessment and iterative improvement of agency scientific integrity policies and practices.