Economic Infrastructure Modernization & Protection

Maintaining a strong economy with abundant economic and job opportunities fundamentally depends on a stable and secure infrastructure.
MITRE supports economic infrastructure modernization protection

Within CEM, our National Economic Infrastructure Portfolio staff serves organizations that directly influence the U.S. economy. They include the Department of Commerce, the Department of Energy, the Environmental Protection Agency, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, the Nuclear Regulatory Commission, and the Department of Interior.

Maintaining a safe, secure, sustainable and affordable economic infrastructure is a highly complex systems challenge. Consider, for example, the importance of energy delivery in an increasingly volatile world. Our nation must adapt to changing global circumstances, while also meeting the expectations of citizens for on-demand access to affordable resources and services.

The government must understand, protect and smartly integrate critical national assets including energy, water, and other infrastructure elements. We require other resources—specifically, information resources—to address these challenges. Massive data stores are available to the government, but agencies must manage them carefully to serve citizen needs and protect our nation's assets from exploitation.

We Consider All Factors that Inform Decision-making

MITRE provides practical insights to help government leaders make the difficult decisions required to support an increasingly interconnected and interdependent economy. We integrate political, operational, economic, and technical factors to inform decision-making. Armed with the right data, Commerce, Energy and other agencies can build efficient, effective, and affordable systems capability.

We deliver decision analysis across the entire system life cycle, specializing in:

  • Strategy and planning
  • Operational analysis
  • Modeling and simulation
  • Data visualization and analytics

By providing well-informed enterprise systems engineering guidance, we help agencies build a foundation for efficient and effective operations and the effective spending of government funds. We also work closely with federal leaders to define system needs and projected outcomes early in the development cycle, which saves time and money. We develop requirements for commercial acquisition and then design the necessary system architectures.

For the Department of Energy, for example, CEM analysts developed a computer model that helps the agency specify software requirements for upcoming IT acquisitions. This task required the DOE to entrust us with sensitive budget data, which they could do because our FFRDC role prevents us from competing with industry.

The model improves agency decision-making by providing greater visibility into operations and costs. The result: DOE managers now make well-regarded, evidence-based decisions that have saved well over $1 billion through improved operating approaches and strategic investments.