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Mitre

https://www.mitre.org/

MITRE is a not-for-profit organization that operates multiple federally funded research and development centers (FFRDCs) in the United States. The organization conducts research and provides technical expertise to address challenges faced by various government agencies, including the Department of Defense (DoD), the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), and others.

MITRE’s mission is to work in the public interest and advance the fields of science and technology, particularly in areas related to national security and defense, healthcare, cybersecurity, transportation, and more. The organization collaborates with government sponsors, industry partners, and academia to develop innovative solutions to complex problems and improve the effectiveness and efficiency of public sector programs and initiatives.

One of MITRE’s most well-known contributions to the cybersecurity community is the Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures (CVE) system. MITRE manages the CVE program, which provides a standardized way of identifying and tracking security vulnerabilities in software and hardware products. The CVE system assigns unique identifiers (CVE IDs) to vulnerabilities, enabling organizations and security researchers to reference and share information about security issues consistently.

Mitre Solutions

MITRE Corporation is primarily a research and development organization that operates federally funded research and development centers (FFRDCs) in the United States. As such, MITRE does not produce commercial products for sale. Instead, it focuses on providing technical expertise, conducting research, and developing solutions to address challenges faced by various government agencies and other organizations.

While MITRE doesn’t produce commercial products, it does contribute to the development of various technologies, standards, and frameworks that are widely used in both the public and private sectors. Some examples of areas where MITRE has made significant contributions include:

  1. Cybersecurity: MITRE manages the Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures (CVE) program, which provides a standardized way of identifying and tracking security vulnerabilities in software and hardware products. Additionally, MITRE conducts research and develops tools and techniques to improve cybersecurity defenses and protect critical infrastructure.

  2. Healthcare: MITRE works with government agencies and healthcare organizations to develop solutions for improving healthcare delivery, patient safety, and healthcare information technology systems.

  3. Aviation: MITRE supports the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) in areas such as air traffic management, aviation safety, and the development of NextGen technologies to modernize the national airspace system.

  4. Homeland Security: MITRE assists the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) in areas such as border security, cybersecurity, emergency preparedness, and critical infrastructure protection.

  5. Defense: MITRE provides technical expertise and support to the Department of Defense (DoD) in areas such as command and control systems, cybersecurity, intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance (ISR), and weapons systems development.

While MITRE’s work primarily serves government sponsors and public sector organizations, its contributions often have broader implications and may influence technology development and standards in the commercial sector as well.