The SEI helps advance software engineering principles and practices and serves as a national resource in software engineering, computer security, and process improvement. The SEI works closely with defense and government organizations, industry, and academia to continually improve software-intensive systems. Its core purpose is to help organizations improve their software engineering capabilities and develop or acquire the right software, defect free, within budget and on time, every time.
SMART System (SMART SYS) is targeted to organizations tasked with the development of a complete service-oriented system that potentially includes the identification and creation of services, the development or acquisition of an SOA infrastructure, and the development of service. The goal in SMART SYS is a superset of those of the previous SMART Family members and requires completing the activities in all the other SMART family members.