Message from the MORS President

Welcome to MORS - our inclusive society of dedicated professionals conducting analysis in support of national, homeland, and international security. As a government sponsored organization, we collaborate and share both classified and unclassified analyses in order to address the most important, pressing security challenges. Our mission is to enhance the quality of analysis that informs national and homeland security decisions, and we rely on our government sponsors to provide the society with guidance so that we can enable both current and next generation decision makers. Our MORS partners provide great support to the society and represent valued stakeholder organizations from academia, industry, national laboratories, and federally funded research and development centers. Our membership enables all that we do as a society. We recognize, value, and we constantly seek to advance and improve the value of that membership. We are your society and this is our virtual home.

For over five decades, and now entering the sixth, MORS has provided, cultivated, encouraged, and supported operations research methods, techniques, and tools, to support national and homeland security analytical communities - both in the United States and within the broader international community. We purposefully provide our members with opportunities for networking, collaboration, professional development, mentorship, publishing, and continuing education. We both preserve and honor the rich heritage of our society, while seeking new and innovative ways to educate and professionally develop the analytical workforce. We also recognize the excellent work of our members and those members who have made long term contributions to MORS, and we honor these individuals with our various society prizes and awards. 
 
There are many ways to get involved with our society, from working groups associated with our annual symposium, communities of practice, continuing education and certificate programs, publications, and various special meetings. MORS also provides opportunities for volunteering, to include assuming leadership positions associated with our various activities and meetings. We constantly strive to remain the premiere national and homeland security operations research organization where our stakeholders can collaborate and develop their analytical workforce.

Wherever you are in the spectrum of your professional, analytical careers we welcome you and hope that you join us in advancing our society and profession. We look forward to seeing you at our 86th annual symposium which will be held June 18-21, 2018 at the Naval Postgraduate School in Monterey, California, and at other venues posted here on the MORS website.

Respectfully,