Federally Funded Research and Development Centers: Making Contributions that Strengthen our Nation

January 2017
Topics: Federal Transition, Presidential Transition, Government Transition
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Federally funded research and development centers (FFRDCs) fulfill several roles. They address critical national challenges, contribute scientific and technical knowledge to the worldwide research community, and drive innovation that benefits our citizens. As an operator of multiple FFRDCs, MITRE upholds this tradition of service in the public interest, striving to improve national security, safety, efficiency, and economic progress.

Note: Transition of power after a Presidential election is complicated; preparing the federal government for a seamless shift to a new administration is crucial to continuing important work on behalf of the American people. MITRE will inform this transition by sharing our insights and experiences with those involved in transition planning and with leaders in the next administration. Our recommendations derive from the ongoing, practical guidance we provide our federal agency sponsors as they face critical national challenges.

This paper is part of a collection provided to our government sponsors; it supports MITRE’s focus on assisting new administration and career civil service leaders through the transition and beyond to achieve results that matter. To view all the papers in the collection, use the "Federal Transition" link in Topics, above.


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