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From Surface to Space in Just Two Conferences

From Surface to Space in Just Two Conferences

MITRE works with the Federal Aviation Administration to enable the safest, most efficient aerospace system in the world and to meet the evolving needs of the nation’s airspace.  We have supported the FAA’s mission for more than 50 years and have operated...

Learning with Intention

Learning with Intention

MITRE is, and always has been, a learning company. It’s a point of pride among staff to be immersed in training, a new degree, a new book, a new talk. The key to making it all stick, however, is intent and practice. Whether you agree with the 10,000 hours concept or...

Know Your Strengths—Own Your Career

Know Your Strengths—Own Your Career

We all have many demands placed on our time and attention, and sometimes the person who gets the least care and feeding is, well, us! MITRE’s coaching program gives us permission to pay attention to ourselves and our careers for a few hours over several months, as we...

MITRE Sponsors Women’s Wikipedia Edit-a-Thon

MITRE Sponsors Women’s Wikipedia Edit-a-Thon

So many of us take Wikipedia for granted, It’s just, well, there, right? Ever focused on service, MITRE staff set out to do more than consume its bounty. We became volunteer editors, focusing on the contributions of women in STEM. Learning, doing, contributing—good...

Casting a Shadow to Shine a Light

Casting a Shadow to Shine a Light

 The MITRE Job Shadowing Program allowed Software Systems Engineer Dan Mauer to shadow Chief Engineer Richard Games to better understand how the MITRE Innovation Program addresses the needs of our sponsors.  (Photo by Michael Baker) There are many ways to network and...

Reason for Hope

Reason for Hope

Sometimes things fall apart—no one understands this better than engineers because they are usually the folks called upon to put those broken things to right. One of their tools? Scientific facts that enable makers of all kinds to choose the right course of action. In...

A New Resource Helps Thwart Hackers by Analyzing their Actions

A New Resource Helps Thwart Hackers by Analyzing their Actions

Author: Jennifer Larson Anticipate. Analyze. Attack. That’s how you defeat cybercriminals. You anticipate the type of behavior they’re planning. You analyze their actions. Then, if necessary, you attack them. And fortunately for the people with the job of thwarting...

Eureka Café

Eureka Café

In this post, Howard Gershen describes how he managed Samuel Johnson’s feat of making “new things familiar, and familiar things new” for colleagues with discriminating palates. Best part of his approach is that you can try it right away, adjusting, of course, to the...

Tackling the Technical Challenge of Getting Lost and Found Indoors

Tackling the Technical Challenge of Getting Lost and Found Indoors

Knowledge sharing and collaboration is a big tent, and any number of ways to practice the craft are available to our staff. One of MITRE’s geospatial teams chose to take their interest in sharing positioning data for reasons of public safety to a convention center in...

How to Pass the Information Quiz

How to Pass the Information Quiz

Google and other search engines make it easy for us to look things up, but not necessarily to find what we’re looking for – because that takes additional skills. MITRE’s Information Services staff not only understand how to use high-value resources, they...

The New ABCs of Research: Part 2

The New ABCs of Research: Part 2

At his MITRE Innovation Speaker Series talk this past May, Ben Shneiderman talked about his newest book, The New ABCs of Research: Achieving Breakthrough Collaborations, a guide for junior researchers and a manifesto for senior researchers, academic administrators,...

The New ABCs of Research: Part 1

The New ABCs of Research: Part 1

The old computing was just about what computers could do; the new computing is also about what users and organizations can do. Successful technologies are those that are close to being in harmony with the needs of users and organizations. These technologies must...

No More Moore?

No More Moore?

Even now, when I think of knowledge sharing, what first comes to mind are containers or interactions: databases, portals, websites, conferences, messaging—electronics and humans working together. I rarely think about what makes our modern electronic interactions...

Read This – Then Stand Up and Take a Walk!

Read This – Then Stand Up and Take a Walk!

As MITRE’s Health and Wellness Program Manager, Susan Skelly knows what makes MITRE staff tick—literally. Susan’s account highlights her team’s approach to sharing health-related knowledge with staff immersed in their work. How does your company keep your staff...

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