The Institute for Systems Engineering Research is a collaborative effort between the U.S. Army Engineer Research and Development Center and Mississippi State University.
The goal of ISER's efforts and products is to mitigate risk, reduce cost and improve efficiency in Department of Defense (DoD) acquisition programs, serve as an additional asset for the state's industrial base for systems engineering related tasks, and create an environment that draws DoD and civilian industry development to the state of Mississippi.
The ISER's primary objectives include:
- To research systems engineering concepts and design of tools to facilitate DoD systems development and decision making processes.
- To enhance strategic and operational analysis for ERDC and MSU programs and efforts.
- To leverage existing capabilities and expertise previously developed at MSU and ERDC to establish a national center of excellence in systems engineering.