From the Director
I’m 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, 2016. These initiatives reflect how we have aligned our technical priorities with pervasive and pressing needs for the acquisition, development, operation, and sustainment of 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 (DoD); the Federal Aviation Administration; Joint Federated Assurance Center; the Air Force Life Cycle Management Center; and the U.S. Army Tank Automotive Research, Development and Engineering Center. Through our work in autonomy and counter autonomy, C4ISR mission assurance, cybersecurity, data modeling and analytics, human-machine interactions, software engineering and information assurance, and system verification and validation, we strive to lead and advance the fields of software and cybersecurity to solve the nation’s toughest problems.
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.