Software Engineering Institute | Carnegie Mellon University
Software Engineering Institute | Carnegie Mellon University

Staff Profile

Michael Bandor

Senior Engineer

Key Responsibilities

Michael Bandor is currently the Technical Lead for the SEI support to the Medium Altitude Unmanned Aerial Systems (MAUAS) Division efforts, the Three-Dimensional Expeditionary Long Range Radar (3DELRR) efforts and the Ground Based Strategic Deterrent (GBSD) efforts. He has supported other efforts including:

  • Open Systems Architecture (OSA) including Open Mission Systems (OMS)
  • Operationally Responsive Space (ORS) Office and the ORS-1, ORS-2 and ORS-5 satellites as well as the development of the Space Plug-n-Play Architecture (SPA) AIAA standard
  • US Army Installation Management Command (IMCOM) Non-Appropriated Funds Integrated Financial Management System (NIFMS) Business Case Analysis Review & Update
  • Air Force Fitness Management System (AFFMS) Modernization
  • Global Combat Support System – Air Force (GCSS-AF) Test and Development Range (TDR)
  • Air Force Military Personnel Data System (MilPDS) Common Access Card (CAC) Authentication support
  • Air Force Civilian Unique Software Support
  • DoD Agile Research Support
  • OSD/NII IT Acquisition Model
  • B-2 WSSC Ground Test Facility
  • Global Positional System Next Generation Control Segment (GPS OCX) Phase B Agile Costing
  • Space Radar

He has participated in multiple Technology Readiness Assessments (TRAs) and Independent Technical Assessments (ITAs).

Professional Background

Prior to joining the SEI in May 2005, Michael was an active duty enlisted member (Master Sergeant - E7) in the US Air Force. He retired from the US Air Force in May 2005. While in the Air Force, he performed various roles including Software Process Engineer, Software Quality Assurance Engineer and Lead Software Engineer. He has worked on various programs including the Command Center Processing and Display System (CCPDS) and its replacement CCPDS-R, as well as RADES System 3 (RS3). He is currently based out of San Antonio, TX.

Publications (recent or significant)

  •  GAO Technology Readiness Assessment Guide: Best Practices for Evaluating the Readiness of Technology for Use in Acquisition Programs and Project, GAO (pending publication)
  • Agile Methods in Air Force Sustainment:  Status and Outlook, CMU/SEI-2014-TN-009
  • Agile Methods and Request for Change: Observations from DoD Acquisition Programs, CMU/SEI-2013-TN-031
  • Technology Readiness Assessments, SEI Podcast, 2013
  • Status of Ongoing Work in Software TRAs/TRLs, Software & Systems Technology Conference, April 2010
  • Insights on Program Success, CMU/SEI-2009-SR-023
  • Process and Procedure Definition: A Primer, Software Engineering Process Group (SEPG) 2007
  • Quantitative Methods for Software Selection and Evaluation, CMU/SEI-2006-TN-026


He is currently assigned to the Space Sector, in the Customer Technical Solutions Division (CTSD)


  • Certificate, Software Lifecycle Management, Air Force Institute of Technology (AFIT)
  • Certificate, Applied Software Development, AIr Force Institute of Technology (AFIT)
  • BS, Computer Science, Weber State University
  • Associates AA, Computer Science, Community College of the Air Force

Professional Memberships

  • AIAA, Senior Member

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