Where We Focus

It's essential to integrate people, processes, and technology across DHS, which is a complex organization working with numerous stakeholders and partners across the globe. Because systems engineering employs analytic practices and tools to address complex problems holistically, our systems engineers focus on the entire DHS enterprise and the systems that enable that enterprise function effectively.

MITRE provides DHS with independent and objective expertise in systems engineering, acquisition, risk management, and program management. We support the organization as it expands the capabilities it needs to prevent terrorism, secure and manage the nation’s borders, enforce and administer immigration laws, safeguard and secure cyberspace, and ensure resilience to disasters.

Our focus is on delivering practical solutions and recommendations through a combination of direct project work and research. We draw from MITRE’s own work as well as best practices from industry, academia, and other FFRDCs.