View source for MITRE Corporation ← MITRE Corporation You do not have permission to edit this page, for the following reason: The action you have requested is limited to users in the group: Users. You can view and copy the source of this page. The MITRE Corporation was founded in 1958 in McLean, Virginia, U.S.A. as a not-for-profit organization to operate research and development centers sponsored by the federal government. MITRE also has offices in Bedford, Massachusetts, U.S.A. The company's initial focus was on the continental air defense project called the [[SAGE_(Semi-Automatic_Ground_Environment)|Semi-Automated Ground Environment (SAGE)]]. SAGE relied on the first digital computers to link radar stations, weapons systems, and military decision makers in near real time. SAGE became operational in 1963. It spawned numerous innovations in computing, software, information displays, communications, program management, and systems engineering. To name a few: the National Airspace System, Airborne Warning and Communications Systems (AWACS), Joint Tactical Information Distribution System (JTIDS), and Joint Surveillance Target Attack Radar System (Joint STARS). In 1969, [[Robert_R._Everett|Robert Everett]] became MITRE's president. == Additional Reading == Redmond, Kent C., ''From Whirlwind to MITRE'', 2000, MIT Press, Cambridge, Massachusetts [[Category:Corporations]] [[Category:Research_and_development_labs]] Return to MITRE Corporation. Retrieved from "https://ethw.org/MITRE_Corporation"