Cost, Acquisition, and Management Sciences Center (CAMS) 

Mission focused acquisitions lead to cost effective solutions.

The Cost, Acquisition, and Management Sciences Center (CAMS) delivers multi-disciplinary analyses and products to acquire, create, and deploy systems and processes that are mission effective and lifecycle affordable. CAMS creates and applies new business models and approaches such as agile acquisition and agile program management, accelerated acquisition techniques, and sophisticated cyber risk analysis frameworks that dynamically address changes in technology, emerging threats, and evolving mission needs. 

An example of a CAMS solution is AiDA, a publicly available web-based platform developed as part of the MITRE Innovation Program (MIP) research initiative in that is continuously refreshed with relevant content. AiDA aims to explore how the federal acquisition environment can be transformed using digital strategies and tools.  
Our research builds on MITRE’s project work across defense, civil, and intelligence agencies to implement innovative acquisition strategies, develop tailored acquisition models, and foster adoption of agile development practices.  

Capabilities include: 

  • Strategic business and financial analytics 
  • Acquisition, contract strategies, and acquisition innovation 
  • Cost estimation and analysis 
  • Risk analysis and management 
  • Investment economics and decision analysis 
Acquisition Resources

AiDA: Acquisition in the Digital Age

Enabling acquisition professionals to deliver better solutions faster.

Our Impact

Independent Research

Experimentation is in our DNA.