From the Director
I am pleased to present this year’s edition of the Software Engineering Institute’s Year in Review. This edition highlights some of our most prominent research and development accomplishments for the fiscal year that ended on September 30, 2015. These highlights reflect how we support the nation’s defense by advancing the science, technologies, and practices needed to acquire, develop, operate, and sustain software systems that are innovative, affordable, trustworthy, and enduring. They also demonstrate the impact we make on behalf of our sponsors and customers, including the Department of Defense, Department of Homeland Security, and the Special Cyber Operations Research and Engineering Working Group. Finally, they express our core purpose: to improve the state of the art of software and cybersecurity and to transition this work to the community so that we improve the state of the practice as well.
Paul D. Nielsen
Director and CEO
Helping Air Force Intelligence Adapt to Agile Methodology
The SEI is helping the U.S. Air Force transition one of its most important—and most complex—weapon systems to respond quickly and efficiently to new intelligence data sensors, formats and analysis.
Collaboration with U.S. DOT and DHS Aims at Making Government Vehicle Fleets More Secure
In 2015, SEI researchers undertook a study of seven on-board vehicle diagnostic devices, such as consumer-connected car adapters and wireless diagnostic code readers, for vulnerabilities that could be exploited.
SEI Tools Promote Situational Awareness
In 2015, the Situational Awareness Team in the SEI CERT Division released a number of new tool capabilities for analysts in the computer network defense community.