Our Mission

We inform decisions that shape the Nation’s future.

Our Vision

We advance the art and science of decision-making by applying systems thinking.

We enhance the Nation’s security by helping decision-makers address complex issues.

We strengthen public institutions by translating decisions into action.

Our Values

Public Service:

We are guided by the Nation’s interests.


We make a difference in missions that are vital to the Nation.


We safeguard objectivity—as trusted agents, we live by the highest ethical standards.


We anticipate challenges and take action.


We build effective teams and trusted relationships with our clients, our colleagues, and our partners.


We deliver quality in all that we do.

Our Goals

Thought Leader:

We are thought leaders in applying systems thinking to vital decisions confronting the Nation.

Preferred Provider:

We are a preferred provider of objective and insightful analyses.

Preferred Partner:

We are a preferred partner of organizations and individuals that share our commitment to objectivity and integrity.

Preferred Employer:

We are a preferred employer of talented professionals who are dedicated to our corporate values.

Responsible Steward:

We are a responsible steward of the corporation’s enduring capacity for public service.