Increasingly, the Department of Defense (DoD), federal agencies, allies, and commercial industries depend on software-reliant systems to achieve their missions. Growing complexity in these systems, changing development paradigms (such as Agile methods and app stores), and increasing emphasis on employing commercial-off-the-shelf (COTS) solutions as a means to save cost and shorten development times all combine to add significant risk to project success and ultimately to the suitability of the final product.
Through Client Technical Solutions (CTS), the SEI works directly with customers to help them achieve their objectives. CTS technical experts work with system acquirers across the DoD and federal agencies, their contractors, and with commercial industry to apply innovative combinations of SEI products and services as well as other technologies to the challenges of modern software system development.
Our clients are challenged to grasp the impact of software on a diverse range of topics such as risk identification and mitigation, selection and integration of COTS components, process capability, program management, architecture, survivability, interoperability, source selection, data rights, and contract monitoring. The SEI has spent nearly three decades developing solutions for these and other issues and assisting customers in successfully addressing them on their projects.
CTS is focused on direct interaction with clients by