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

MITRE is chartered 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.

Because we operate multiple FFRDCs, we foster a culture of knowledge sharing across the corporation. Our inclusive and diverse workforce takes advantage of this collaborative environment to approach the toughest challenges with creativity and technical rigor. This allows us to apply what we learn from addressing one sponsor's issues to similar ones faced by other federal agencies. The result? When sponsors engage with us, they have access to all the minds of MITRE.

(Video) An overview of The MITRE Corporation and the work we do to solve problems for a safer world.

MITRE's Mission

MITRE is dedicated to solving problems for a safer world. We work in the public interest to discover new possibilities, create unexpected opportunities, and lead by pioneering together for the public good to bring innovative ideas into existence.

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