The Military and Security Society (MAS) is a technical society within the Institute for Operations Research and the Management Sciences (INFORMS). MAS welcomes members from around the globe who share a common interest in its goals.
The goals of MAS are to:
- advance research in global defense-related topics, including military operations, governmental operations and security, and nation support;
- foster high standards in the practice of military and security operations research;
- promote the global exchange of information and ideas amongst developers and users of military and security operations research tools and techniques; and,
- help develop students and practitioners of military and security operations research to be capable of addressing the complex challenges of the 21st century.
MAS does this through a program of meetings, awards, publications and other activities.