According to the website, MITRE is:
a not-for-profit company that provides systems engineering, research and development, and information technology support to the government. It operates federally funded research and development centers for the Department of Defense, the Federal Aviation Administration and the Internal Revenue Service, with principal locations in Bedford, Massachusetts, and McLean, Virginia.
We will collect high volumes of information from weblogs and traditional television and Web-based news media. To characterize content, we will compare weblogs and traditional media using the method developed in MITRE’s Retrospective Source Analysis project. We will build spatio-temporal models of events from weblogs and compare these to ground truth for another assessment of accuracy, level of detail, and value.
I wonder if I can still get tickets?