Mitre Corp. has won an award from Computerworld for its role in developing a computational model aimed at helping the Department of Veterans Affairs address homelessness among veterans.
The nonprofit organization, which runs federally-funded research and development centers, was among 29 organizations recognized with the Laureate distinction for 2013, Mitre said Thursday.
Gabriel Galvan, portfolio director of Mitre’s center for veteran’s enterprise transformation, said the VA uses the model to analyze the agency’s budget and resources.
Twenty-two judges evaluated humanitarian benefits and results of applying technology to meet a social or business need, Mitre said.
Computerworld’s honors program aims to honor individuals and organizations that use information technology to promote social, economic and educational change.
“Technology continues to play a pivotal role in transforming how business and society functions,” said John Amato, vice president and publisher of Computerworld.
“For the past 25 years the Computerworld Honors Program has had the privilege of celebrating innovative IT achievements,” he added.