In 1958 the Air Force needed a technically qualified, unbiased organization that could rapidly provide analysis for identified and evolving mission requirements. Resulting from this need and with the assistance of the RAND Corporation, ANSER was formed. Our client base has grown and diversified since 1958 but we have not lost the insight and innovation that led us here. To learn more about our history, please visit our History section.
Today, we are a public-service research institute organized as a not-for-profit corporation. We deliver capabilities through several mission areas and the Homeland Security Studies & Analysis Institute, a federally funded research and development center operated on behalf of the Department of Homeland Security (DHS). Our corporation utilizes its capabilities to support a broad array of public sector clients in the national security, homeland security and broader policy communities.
Aside from performing duties at our clients’ sites, ANSER and its associated operating units reside at our headquarters in Falls Church, VA, with regional offices in Colorado Springs, CO.