HumRRO was created in 1951 by the Department of the Army as an office of The George Washington University. It was established to conduct behavioral science research and development in training methodologies and applications primarily through field units established at major Army training centers. During the 24 years that HumRRO operated as a Federal Contract Research Center (FCRC), the company accumulated a distinguished record of both theoretical and practical breakthroughs in the application of psychological and other behavioral science skills to the field of training.
HumRRO parted company with The George Washington University in 1969 and incorporated independently in that same year. By agreement with the Army, HumRRO took on work for selected other governmental agencies after that time. The company’s status as an FCRC was terminated at the end of 1975.
Today, we operate as a nonprofit organization that consults with and conducts research and analysis for a wide range of federal agencies, commercial businesses, professional associations, state and local government and agencies within the national security community. In addition, the nature of our work has greatly expanded beyond training research and development. In fact, we are an industry leader in developing high-stakes operational assessments used for both hiring and promotion, and leadership evaluation. We also have a rich history of conducting research regarding educational achievement and accountability, supporting human capital initiatives and credentialing programs, conducting personnel research and policy analysis, performing complex modeling and simulation efforts, and conducting survey research. Our corporate headquarters is located in Alexandria, Virginia, with field offices in Louisville, Kentucky; Minneapolis, Minnesota; and Monterey, California.