The MITRE Corporation – CAASD
The MITRE Corporation is a not-for-profit organization, chartered to work in the public interest. MITRE operates the Center for Advanced Aviation System Development (CAASD), a Federally Funded Research and Development Center (FFRDC), for the United States Federal Aviation Administration (FAA).
CAASD is the leading aviation system engineering organization providing technical and engineering expertise in all aspects of aviation and airport safety and security to civil aviation authorities, international airport authorities, airlines and other aviation organizations. MITRE is uniquely qualified to help clients effectively integrate operational needs with technical capabilities and apply proper safety management systems.
MITRE has worked for the FAA for over 50 years and for international organizations for over 40 years; providing objective and unbiased technical and operational safety advice to the aviation community. MITRE has been involved in the research, development, operation and modernization of every facet of national airspace systems in the U.S.
Internationally, CAASD provides technical expertise and services to international civil aviation authorities and air navigation service providers in the areas of strategic planning, modelling and simulation, systems engineering, aviation operations, safety and security and information systems integration and has directly counselled numerous aviation officials on system safety and security.