Our professional systems engineering affiliations are focused on enabling sponsor and customer success. We assume leadership roles and actively participate in systems engineering professional organizations to advance the practice of systems engineering and keep abreast of progress others make in the field, particularly when it is applicable to our customers' efforts. As a public interest company, we use these forums to share what we have learned from our deep roots in applying systems engineering to our customer programs and from our systems engineering research in the MITRE Innovation Program and other activities, some of which is performed in collaboration with the organizations and institutions listed below.
INCOSE—MITRE has been a member of the International Council on Systems Engineering (INCOSE) Corporate Advisory Board for many years. MITRE staff serve in various working group and committee capacities, present papers at the annual INCOSE international symposium, and publish articles in INCOSE's Systems Engineering Journal and Insight magazine. MITRE recently entered into a collaborative agreement with INCOSE to grant INCOSE Certified Systems Engineering Professional credentials to qualified MITRE systems engineers interested in acquiring the recognition.
IEEE—Our systems engineering involvement in the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) is primarily through its IEEE System Council and annual international conference. Since its inception in 2007, MITRE staff have served on the conference technical program committee, chaired sessions, participated in the conference plenary session executive panels, and presented a number of papers.
NDIA—MITRE systems engineering participation in the National Defense Industrial Association is primarily through its Systems Engineering Division. Our staff are active in several of the division's committees, which are focused on improving the performance of government defense acquisition programs through better application of systems engineering. Our staff serve on the technical committee, lead sessions, and give presentations at the annual NDIA systems engineering conference.
Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)—MITRE is a member of the MIT Industrial Liaison Program (ILP), which fosters educational and research relationships between corporations and the MIT community. Through this program, MITRE has the ability to conduct technical and research exchanges with MIT faculty, and attend and access material from MIT ILP Conferences, which are held several times a year and cover a broad range of topics. MITRE has collaborated on research with the MIT Engineering Systems Division, with whom we share the perspective that many of today's most complex and pressing challenges require innovative and interdisciplinary approaches. For several years, MITRE has also sponsored the MIT Systems Design and Management Program's annual Systems Thinking Conference.
Santa Fe Institute—MITRE has been a member of the Santa Fe Institute (SFI) Business Network since 1996. This membership enables MITRE to consult with SFI faculty members and send staff to attend certain SFI educational programs, including the Complex Systems Summer School. MITRE staff apply SFI state-of-the-art technologies and analysis methods to our MITRE Innovation Program and our customers' work.
The University of Vermont (UVM)—UVM's School of Engineering emphasizes the interdisciplinary nature of engineering and instills a deep appreciation for its societal impact. MITRE is on the Board of Advisors for the School of Engineering, sponsors programs at UVM, and has a small site at the university to foster collaboration on research topics of benefit to our customers' work programs.
Johns Hopkins University—Since 2002, MITRE has teamed with Johns Hopkins University Whiting School of Engineering to create a curriculum and deliver an on-site Master of Science degree program in Systems Engineering for MITRE. Senior MITRE technical staff and managers help develop and deliver course work as part-time co-instructors with JHU faculty members.
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