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SRC Mission & History

SRC Mission and History

Our Mission

SRC’s mission is to help keep America safe and strong by protecting its people, environment and way of life. We will do this by focusing on our customers’ needs through the innovative application of science, technology and information to solve problems of national significance.

As a not-for-profit research and development company that strives to find unique, creative solutions for our customers' challenges, we’re committed to redefining possible®. Our relentless determination to solve the “impossible” with bright minds, fresh thinking and fearless innovation is grounded in more than 55 years of experience in defense, environment and intelligence. We not only seek but welcome the toughest problems — the ones most critical to our nation’s welfare, the ones where compromise is not an option. By constantly reinvesting in our people and our technologies, we never ask you to accept just what’s possible. We help you go beyond it.

Our Values

SRC’s core values guide our conduct, as well as our relationships with customers, stakeholders and each other. We will:

  1. Practice integrity and honesty in all dealings
  2. Remain customer-centered
  3. Perform purposeful innovation
  4. Aspire to have a positive, supportive, and healthy work environment
  5. Exercise a teamwork approach that incorporates collaboration and commitment to each other and our customers


SRC is an independent, not-for-profit, research and development corporation chartered by the state of New York.

We were created by Syracuse University in 1957 as Syracuse University Research Corporation and then spun off from the university to become an independent organization in 1970s. We were known as Syracuse Research Corporation from that time up until 2009 when we officially changed our name to SRC, Inc.

For more than 55 years, we have supported a broad range of federal government organizations and agencies and have developed a national reputation in a wide array of technology areas. In the past 10 years, our employee count has more than doubled in size from less than 500 to nearly 1,000 today. In 2006, we formed SRCTec, a high-tech manufacturing subsidiary. We are headquartered in Syracuse, N.Y. and have 12 offices and numerous customer support sites throughout the United States.

Economic Development

We have spun off numerous high-tech companies and assisted many others in technology innovation projects. Among them are:

  • Adaptive Technologies
  • Anaren Microwave
  • Aquatox Research
  • Euphony, Inc.
  • JDR Systems
  • Knowledge Systems & Research
  • Leybold INFICON
  • Life Science Lab
  • NYS External HS Diploma Program
  • Packaging Consultants Int'l
  • Perigee LLC
  • Purplewire LLC
  • Regional Learning Service
  • Research Associates of Syracuse
  • Synertech Systems
  • Syracuse Environmental Research
  • Upstate Laboratories



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