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New Edition of CERT C Coding Standard Prioritizes Worst Offenses, Aligns with C11 Standard

04/17/2014 - As part of its ongoing mission to help developers avoid coding errors and produce safe, reliable, and secure systems, the SEI’s Secure Coding Team has updated its C language coding standard.

SEI to Co-Sponsor 26th Annual IEEE Software Technology Conference

03/20/2014 - The Software Engineering Institute (SEI) will co-sponsor the 2014 edition of the Software Technology Conference (STC 2014). The conference takes place March 29 – April 3 in Long Beach, California.

Distinguished Speakers, Strong Technical Program Set for SATURN 2014

03/10/2014 - Distinguished Speakers, Strong Technical Program Set for SATURN 2014

CERT Website Relaunches with New Look and Features

02/07/2014 - The SEI has launched a new version of the CERT website. The site has been redesigned to improve the user experience, to better represent the key capabilities and current research functions of the SEI’s CERT Division, and to enable one-click access to the site’s most in-demand resources.

SEI Cosponsors Agile for Government Summit

11/11/2013 - A team of SEI researchers, along with SEI Director Paul Nielsen, will join other leaders from industry and government at the “Agile for Government Summit” to be held November 20-22, 2013 at the Hyatt Regency Crystal City in Arlington, Va.

Mead Named SEI Fellow

10/22/2013 - Nancy R. Mead, a principal researcher in the SEI’s CERT Division, has been named an SEI Fellow. Mead becomes the SEI’s seventh fellow.

Nominations Sought for 2014 IEEE/SEI Watts S. Humphrey Software Process Achievement Award

10/01/2013 - Nominations are now open for the 2014 IEEE/SEI Watts S. Humphrey Software Process (SPA) Award. Since 1994, the SEI and the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) Computer Society have cosponsored the SPA Award. This award recognizes outstanding achievements in improving an organizations&#’;ility to create and evolve high-quality software-dependent systems.

Top 10 Coding Guidelines for Java

09/25/2013 - To help highlight and remedy poor practices not addressed in the secure coding standard for Java, the SEI Secure Coding Team, with collaborators from outside the institute, have produced a second book, Java Coding Guidelines: 75 Recommendations for Reliable and Secure Programs.

SEI's Nidiffer Honored by IEEE Computer Society

08/27/2013 - SEI's Nidiffer Honored by IEEE Computer Society

Educators Gather at SEI for 10th Annual ACE Workshop

08/13/2013 - Software engineering educators from 14 leading institutions in the United States and abroad gathered from August 5-7, 2013, at the SEI’s Pittsburgh facility for the 10th annual Architecture-Centric Engineering (ACE) Workshop for Educators.

Matt Gaston Invited to U.S. Frontiers of Engineering Symposium

08/02/2013 - Matt Gaston, director of the SEI’s Emerging Technology Center, has been invited to participate in the 2013 U.S. Frontiers of Engineering Symposium. The symposium, organized by the National Academy of Engineering, brings together 100 of the nation’s top engineers under the age of 45 to discuss cutting-edge developments.

Townsend Talks Top 5 Cyber Intelligence Challenges at 2013 Spooks and Suits

07/26/2013 - Experts from SEI’s Emerging Technology Center recently outlined challenges and strategies to intelligence community and private sector at 2013 Spooks and Suits conference.

SEI Team Probes the Public Safety Value of Social Media at Massive Outdoor Music Festival

07/18/2013 - SEI Team Probes the Public Safety Value of Social Media at Massive Outdoor Music Festival

SATURN 2013 Conference Draws Record Attendance

06/14/2013 - 209 attendees representing 20 countries and 117 organizations convened in Minneapolis to explore numerous topics pertinent to practicing software architects at the SATURN 2013 Conference.

CERT Program Drafts Operational Guide and Hosts Symposium to Spur Better Health Information Exchange System Resilience

05/15/2013 - CERT Program researchers have drafted a guide to enable health information exchanges (HIEs) to remain resilient during cybersecurity incidents and disruptions. Developed in response to a request from the Department of Health and Human Services Office of the National Coordinator, the guide addresses the need for maintaining continuity and security in the midst of increasing cyber threats and other disruptions.

CERT Experts Discuss Constructing a Secure Cyber Future at SEI Virtual Event

05/15/2013 - CERT Experts Discuss Constructing a Secure Cyber Future at SEI Virtual Event. The event, held April 30, 2013, attracted more than 1,600 people from the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD), government, and industry. In his remarks, Pethia noted that attack technology is outpacing defense technology.

United States Secret Service Honors CERT Insider Threat Team Members

04/24/2013 - At an award ceremony held at the headquarters of the Software Engineering Institute’s (SEI) CERT Program in Pittsburgh, Pa., Assistant to the Special Agent in Charge (ATSAIC) Ryan Moore, United States Secret Service (USSS), honored Randy Trzeciak and Todd Lewellen for their efforts and superior contributions to the law enforcement responsibilities of the Secret Service.

New Edition of Secure Coding in C and C++ Addresses Code Changes and New Threats

04/11/2013 - To address advances and changes in the C and C++ coding languages, and to address new threats faced by programmers working in these languages, Software Engineering Institute (SEI) researcher Robert C. Seacord has authored Secure Coding in C and C++, Second Edition.

SEI Researchers Test Tactical-Edge Tools and Assess Real-World Stakeholder Challenges at JIFX

04/04/2013 - Earlier this year, a team from the Software Engineering Institute’s (SEI) Research, Technology, and Systems Solutions (RTSS) Program traveled to Camp Roberts to participate in the February 2013 JIFX event. JIFX organizers invited the RTSS team to demonstrate a number of its prototypes currently in development.

Calling All Software Engineers and Cybersecurity Pros: The SEI is Hiring

03/22/2013 - The SEI is currently hiring professionals who want to pursue their passion and work alongside world-recognized leaders in the field. If you’ve got the skills and the passion, join us at our invitational hiring event on Thursday and Friday, April 11-12, 2013, in Pittsburgh, Pa.

SEI to Co-Sponsor 25th Annual Software Technology Conference

02/27/2013 - The Software Engineering Institute (SEI) will co-sponsor the 2013 edition of the Software Technology Conference (STC 2013).

SEI Makes SMART Resources Freely Available

02/13/2013 - The SEI often works to transition mature technologies and processes to the broad software engineering community, and to accelerate the adoption and impact of software engineering improvements. In that spirit, the SEI has made all of its SOA Migration, Adoption and Reuse Technique (SMART) resources freely available.

SEI Virtual Event Showcases Value of System Quality Attributes

01/30/2013 - On January 16, 2013, senior researchers from the Software Engineering Institute (SEI) hosted “Architecting in a Complex World.” The live, three-hour virtual event attracted more than 1,000 registered participants from 60 countries. The SEI researchers explored ways to overcome challenging aspects of complexity.

Forbes, Intel Highlight Recent SEI Books

01/24/2013 - Two SEI books published in 2012 have recently earned favorable notice, one from Forbes Magazine and the other from Intel Corporation.

CMMI Services To Be Provided Through New CMMI Institute

01/10/2013 - Carnegie Mellon University has formed a new institute to provide services related to the Capability Maturity Model Integration (CMMI). The new organization, the CMMI Institute, now manages all CMMI training, certification, licensing, and appraisal services as well as future model development that were previously managed by the Software Engineering Institute (SEI).

SEI to Co-organize Three Workshops at ICSE 2013

12/14/2012 - Members of the Software Engineering Institute’s (SEI) technical staff will co-organize three workshops held in conjunction with the 35th International Conference on Software Engineering (ICSE 2013), to be held May 18-26, 2013 in San Francisco, Cal.

“Documenting Software Architectures” Course Joins Growing SEI eLearning Catalogue

11/20/2012 - With the addition of “Documenting Software Architectures,” three of the four courses required for the SEI Software Architecture Professional certificate are available in eLearning format.

Launch of High-Speed, High-Capacity Trading System Caps SEI’s Successful Multi-Year Engagement with Mexican Bourse

11/06/2012 - Now able to process an astounding 200,000 transactions per second—and a single transaction in less than 100 microseconds—the BMV trading platform can claim favorable comparison to Nasdaq OMX, NYSE Euronext, and other prominent international bourses. And BMV got there with the help of the Software Engineering Institute (SEI).

New SEI Book on AADL Helps Developers Optimize Their Model-Based Engineering Processes

10/16/2012 - To help developers make the most of the Architecture Analysis and Design Language (AADL), two SEI researchers have published Model-Based Engineering with AADL (Addison-Wesley Professional 2012).

SEI Launches Podcast Series

10/01/2012 - The Carnegie Mellon Software Engineering Institute (SEI) is pleased to announce the launch of the SEI Podcast Series, which features the latest research from SEI technologists in an engaging and accessible format. Podcasts will cover the SEI’s work in the fields of acquisition, service-oriented architecture, software architecture, and measurement.

Attendees Focus on Delivering Agility with Discipline at TSP Symposium 2012

09/26/2012 - The Carnegie Mellon Software Engineering Institute (SEI) hosted more than 100 attendees at the Team Software Process (TSP) Symposium 2012 on September 17-20 in St. Petersburg, Fla. The technical program included tutorials, sessions, and keynote presentations centered on the theme Delivering Agility with Discipline.

FloCon 2013 Conference Examines Analysis at Scale

08/28/2012 - The Software Engineering Institute’s (SEI) CERT® Program will host the ninth annual FloCon conference, FloCon 2013, January 7 – 10, 2013, in Albuquerque, New Mexico.

SEI Launches On-Demand Training in CMMI for Services

07/19/2012 - New eLearning courses offer affordable, convenient, and accessible training to a wide range of students.

SEI Partners with DOE and Industry to Improve Power Grid Cybersecurity

07/17/2012 - A new tool aims to help enhance the security and reliability of the nation's electrical grid, by allowing utilities and grid operators to assess their own level of cybersecurity readiness and make an action plan for improvements.

SEI Acquisition Model to Help Program Offices Avoid Common Pitfalls

07/03/2012 - This SEI acquisition model aims to mitigate costly late-stage software development project repairs and other problems related to the "90 Percent Syndrome."

Nielsen Featured in AIAA Member Spotlight

06/26/2012 - The American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA) has selected Paul Nielsen, Director and Chief Executive Officer of the Software Engineering Institute (SEI), for its Member Spotlight for June, 2012.

SEI Attacks Multicore Challenges to Mission-Critical DoD Systems

06/21/2012 - Stakeholders in the Department of Defense (DoD) and in industry fear multicore failure in systems such as aircraft and missiles, where lives are at stake. The SEI has taken up this challenge on several fronts.

Should-Cost Analysis Drives Productivity Gains for F-22 Modernization

06/15/2012 - The SEI’s should-cost estimation method produced improvements that could significantly reduce the cost of the F-22 modernization program and help meet the Office of Secretary of Defense mandate to do more without spending more.

SEPG Europe 2012 Conference Offers Global Perspectives on Process Improvement

06/15/2012 - SEPG Europe 2012, a premier software process improvement conference, was presented by the SEI in collaboration with IEEE Software in Madrid, Spain, on June 5-7.

CERT Secure Coding Initiative Tackles Standard for Perl

06/08/2012 - Having successfully coordinated projects that resulted in secure coding standards for the C, C++, and Java programming languages, the CERT Secure Coding Initiative has unveiled work on a draft standard for Perl.

Software Professionals Across the Globe Participate in SEI Agile Research Virtual Event

06/08/2012 - Nearly 500 software professionals worldwide joined experts from the Software Engineering Institute (SEI) at Carnegie Mellon University (CMU) and the United States Department of Defense for “The SEI Agile Research Forum: Meeting the Challenges of Large-Scale Systems.”

Eighth Annual SATURN Conference Addresses Architecture as a Catalyst for Collaboration

06/01/2012 - The Software Engineering Institute (SEI), in collaboration with IEEE Software magazine, hosted its eighth annual SEI Architecture Technology User Network (SATURN) Conference this year in St. Petersburg, Florida, from May 7 through May 11. The conference program for SATURN 2012 explored themes of architecture and collaboration through a series of keynote addresses, panels, and sessions.

SEI Brings Wide Expertise to Commercial Mobile Alert Service Effort

05/30/2012 - SEI experts team up to create integration strategy for the Department of Homeland Security's Commercial Mobile Alert Service (CMAS). CMAS provides alerting authorities the ability to broadcast emergency alerts to customers with appropriately provisioned cell phones who are located in the geographical vicinity of cellular towers serving an affected area.

Gaston Receives AFCEA Award for Service to the Intelligence Community

05/23/2012 - Matt Gaston, director of the Software Engineering Institute’s (SEI) Cyber Innovation Center (CIC), has received a 2012 Armed Forces Communications and Electronics Association (AFCEA) Meritorious Award for Service to the Intelligence Community. This AFCEA award honors intelligence professionals who are making significant contributions at the tactical, intermediate, or national levels.

Robert Behler to Join SEI Leadership as Chief Operating Officer

05/15/2012 - On June 4, 2012, Robert Behler will assume the role of chief operating officer (COO) at the Software Engineering Institute (SEI).

New CERT Tools Help Programmers Find, Avoid Vulnerabilities

04/30/2012 - The SEI’s CERT Program has released three software testing tools to help software engineers more options to identify and correct security vulnerabilities before the software ships.

CERT Insider Threat Center Releases Top Ten Strategies for Fighting Insider Threat

04/18/2012 - To complement its detailed research on insider threat and provide organizations a quick reference to what they could be doing now to mitigate the problem, the CERT Insider Threat Center has published The CERT Top 10 List for Winning the Battle Against Insider Threats.

SEI Certification Program Earns ANSI Accreditation

04/05/2012 - Marking a significant milestone in its effort to improve and enrich its certification programs, the Software Engineering Institute’s (SEI) CERT® Certified Computer Security Incident Handler (CSIH) certification program has earned accreditation from the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) Accreditation Program for Personnel Certification Bodies.

SEPG North America 2012 Looks Toward the Future of Process Improvement Models

03/26/2012 - SEPG North America 2012 Looks Toward the Future of Process Improvement Models

SEI Helps Shape Research Agenda for Managing Technical Debt

03/13/2012 - Twenty years after Ward Cunningham first articulated the concept of technical debt, the problem remains a concern in the field of software engineering. Today’s larger, more complex, and more interdependent systems only exacerbate the consequences of technical debt and demand more urgent efforts to address it.

Three SEI Researchers Achieve IEEE Senior Member Status

03/09/2012 - Three senior members of the SEI technical staff have achieved the status of Senior Members in the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), the highest grade attainable by IEEE members.

Popular SEI Virtual Event on Software Architecture Now Available for On-Demand Viewing

03/08/2012 - More than 630 people from 68 countries joined the Carnegie Mellon Software Engineering Institute (SEI) three-hour, live virtual event entitled Architecting Software the SEI Way: Essential Steps Toward Mastery on February 28, 2012.

New SEI Advanced Software Architecture Workshop Will Debut at SATURN 2012

03/05/2012 - The SEI's new Advanced Software Architecture Workshop will debut at the SATURN 2012 Conference in St. Petersburg, Florida, on May 7 and 8.

New Insider Threat Guide Draws on Ten Years of SEI Research

02/21/2012 - The CERT Insider Threat Center leveraged research on more than 700 real-world cases to produce a practical and specific guide for organizational leaders and decision makers.

SEI Hosts Smart Grid Maturity Model Leadership Workshop

02/17/2012 - Leaders in the electric power industry recently collaborated with the Software Engineering Institute (SEI) to build the future of the Smart Grid Maturity Model (SGMM) at the SGMM Leadership Workshop.

SEI Researcher Recognized with ASNE Gold Medal Award

02/15/2012 - Douglass Post, chief scientist of the Department of Defense (DoD) High Performance Computing Modernization Program (HPCMP) and senior member of the technical staff at the SEI, has received the American Society of Naval Engineers (ASNE) Gold Medal Award.

SEI Bolsters GE Professional Development Curriculum with “Technovation” Executive Training Lab

02/03/2012 - Marshalling experts from across its four programs, and also from among Carnegie Mellon University’s top faculty, the SEI developed and hosted “Technovation,” a week-long executive training lab specifically designed to support GE’s Experienced Information Management Program (EIMP).

AIAA Names SEI’s Nielsen Honorary Fellow

01/27/2012 - The American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA) has named Paul Nielsen a 2012 AIAA Honorary Fellow.

CERT Team Improves Security in the New ISO/IEC C Programming Language Standard

01/09/2012 - Members of the CERT Secure Coding Team made key contributions to security features in the new ISO/IEC standard for the C programming language.

SEI Shapes 2012 Agenda with Research Projects Selection

01/09/2012 - The SEI Director’s Office recently completed an annual process to select exploratory research projects. The SEI research program strives to keep the SEI at the leading edge of software engineering and technology by establishing and funding new technical initiatives.

Association for Computing Machinery Recognizes Robert Nord as Distinguished Scientist

12/15/2011 - The Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) recently recognized Robert Nord as an ACM distinguished scientist.

Mike Phillips Elected as AIAA Associate Fellow

11/29/2011 - Mike Phillips, a senior member of the SEI technical staff, was recently named as an associate fellow in the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA). AIAA is the principal society of aerospace engineers and scientists.

FloCon 2012 Slated for January 9–12 in Austin, Texas

11/21/2011 - FloCon®, an open conference sponsored by the SEI’s CERT Program, provides a forum for operational network analysts, tool developers, researchers, and other parties interested in the analysis of large volumes of traffic to showcase the next generation of flow-based analysis techniques. (Flow is an abstraction of network traffic in which packets are aggregated by common attributes over time.) FloCon 2012 will take place January 9–12, 2012, in Austin, Texas.

Cisco and CERT Team Up to Promote Adoption of Secure C Coding Standard

11/16/2011 - Cisco Systems, Inc. has announced it has adopted the CERT® C Secure Coding Standard as a baseline programming standard in its product development.

SEI Technologies Forum Draws Attendees from 52 Countries

11/01/2011 - The SEI Technologies Forum, a virtual event hosted by the Carnegie Mellon Software Engineering Institute (SEI) on October 20, drew more than 700 participants from five continents and 52 countries from around the globe. Attendees engaged with experts and were introduced to state-of-the-art work in the fields of cloud computing, insider threat, Agile development, software architecture, security, measurement, process improvement, and acquisition.

Davis Systems Signs as TSP Strategic Partner

10/19/2011 - Davis Systems has become the latest organization to become an SEI Strategic Partner for the Team Software Process (TSPSM).

Attendees Explore A Dedication to Excellence at the TSP Symposium 2011

09/30/2011 - The Carnegie Mellon Software Engineering Institute (SEI) hosted more than 100 attendees at the Team Software Process (TSP) Symposium 2011 on September 19-22 in Atlanta. Attendees from Japan, Mexico, South Africa, and Uruguay, as well as from throughout the United States, gathered for four days of enriching tutorials, engaging interactive sessions, and informative technical presentations.

SEI Director Paul Nielsen Promotes the Work of the SEI and Heinz College in Australia

09/22/2011 - SEI Director Paul Nielsen recently completed a visit to Australia where he met with top Australian officials in higher education, government, finance, the Australian military, and the Australian defense industry.

CERT Secure Coding Team Publishes Secure Coding Standard for Java

09/14/2011 - A team of software security researchers in the CERT Program at the SEI has authored The CERT Oracle Secure Coding Standard for Java.

SGMM Navigators Guide Utilities in Their Smart Grid Transformation

08/29/2011 - The SEI Smart Grid Maturity Model team recently introduced the Smart Grid Maturity Model (SGMM) Navigation process to help utilities adopt SGMM and modernize the electric power grid.

TSP Symposium 2011 Keynote Speakers to Focus on Software Quality, Methods, and Process

08/10/2011 - The Carnegie Mellon Software Engineering Institute (SEI) announced today the keynote speakers for the upcoming Team Software Process (TSP) Symposium to be held September 19-22, 2011, at the Georgia Tech Hotel and Conference Center in Atlanta.

SEI Grounds USAID-Albania Effort in CERT® Resilience Management Model

07/26/2011 - Under the auspices of the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), the SEI has undertaken a year-long project to help the Albanian government stand up a national incident management capability.

SEI Research Team Drives Edge-Enabled App Programming to Tactical Handheld Devices

07/18/2011 - RTSS researchers are working to provide user-controlled system adaptation to first responders, warfighters, and others working with handheld devices in tactical environments.

CERT Hosts Sixth Annual Meeting of CSIRTs with National Responsibility

07/08/2011 - Representatives from the SEI’s CERT Program recently hosted the 2011 Annual Meeting of Computer Security Incident Response Teams (CSIRTs) with National Responsibility in Vienna, Austria. Inaugurated by CERT in 2006, the meeting provides a forum to discuss the cybersecurity challenges of nations, economies, and critical infrastructures.

Delegates Discuss Global Excellence in Software and Security at SEPG Europe 2011

06/16/2011 - Dublin, Ireland, hosted the Carnegie Mellon Software Engineering Institute (SEI) and more than 150 delegates for SEPG Europe 2011 on June 7-9. Delegates from 27 countries around the world participated in three days of rich discussions regarding the present and future of Global Excellence in Software and Security.

CERT Launches Resilience Users Group

06/07/2011 - The CERT program has launched an innovative new program designed to help organizations become more resilient in the face of operational disruption and stress.

CERT Uses XNET to Deliver Forensics Challenge

05/31/2011 - CERT recently added a forensics challenge to the 2011 NSA Cyber Defense Exercise.

SEI Appoints Chief Engineer for Civil & Defense Agency Team

05/17/2011 - Stephany Bellomo was recently named the chief engineer for the Civil & Defense Agency Team at the SEI.

Four Accomplished Leaders to Keynote SEPG Europe 2011 in Dublin

04/06/2011 - The Carnegie Mellon Software Engineering Institute (SEI) today announced the four thought-leaders who will keynote SEPG Europe 2011 in Dublin, Ireland, on June 7-9, 2011. Martin Curley, Bill Curtis, James Over, and Alexander Springer will explore the theme Global Excellence in Software and Security as it relates to the changing and evolving landscape of software, software systems, process improvement, and software quality and their impact on high-quality software and systems.

Three SEI Members Honored for Contributions to Software and Systems Engineering

03/31/2011 - Three SEI Members were honored for their contributions, innovations, and advocacy in the software and systems engineering and cybersecurity communities.

SEI Hosts 23rd Annual SEPG North America in Portland

03/31/2011 - The Carnegie Mellon Software Engineering Institute (SEI) and Portland, Oregon, played host for SEPG North America 2011 from March 21-24, 2011. Approximately 650 professionals convened to learn and explore topics related to The Power of Process. This four-day gathering offered quality tutorials, top-notch technical sessions, engaging keynote addresses, and plentiful networking opportunities.

New SEI Certificate Equips Software Developers to Succeed with SOA Implementations

03/25/2011 - New SEI Certificate Equips Software Developers to Succeed with SOA Implementations

Three Internationally Celebrated Leaders to Keynote SATURN 2011

03/02/2011 - Three recognized leaders in the field of software engineering and software architecture will deliver keynote speeches at the SATURN 2011 Conference, May 16-20, 2011 in Burlingame, California.

CERT Resilience Management Model Book Published

12/14/2010 - The CERT® Program of the Carnegie Mellon University Software Engineering Institute announced that the CERT Resilience Management Model (CERT®-RMM) Version 1.1 has been published by Addison-Wesley Professional.

Software Engineering Institute Staff Receive Secret Service Award

11/11/2010 - The U.S. Secret Service yesterday presented its Director’s Recognition Award to two staff members of the CERT® Program, part of the Software Engineering Institute at Carnegie Mellon University, for their contributions to the TJX network intrusion investigation.

SEI Appoints New Chief Engineer for Army Programs

11/08/2010 - The Carnegie Mellon University Software Engineering Institute (SEI) recently announced that Stephen Blanchette has been named the new chief engineer for Army programs.

National Medal of Technology Winner Watts Humphrey, 1927 - 2010

10/28/2010 - Watts Humphrey, founder of the Software Process Program at the Carnegie Mellon Software Engineering Institute (SEI) and recipient of the National Medal of Technology, died today at his home in Sarasota, Florida. He was 83.

SEI Releases Version 1.3 of CMMI Product Suite

10/28/2010 - The Software Engineering Institute at Carnegie Mellon University released the Capability Maturity Model Integration (CMMI) Version 1.3, which includes improvements to the entire product suite: CMMI for Development (CMMI-DEV), CMMI for Acquisition (CMMI-ACQ), and CMMI for Services (CMMI-SVC).

SEI and IEEE Software Collaborate for Second Year on Annual SEI Architecture Conference

10/21/2010 - The Carnegie Mellon Software Engineering Institute (SEI) and IEEE Software magazine recently announced that they will collaborate for a second year on the annual SEI Architecture Technology User Network (SATURN) Conference, to be held at the San Francisco Airport Marriott in Burlingame, California, May 16-20, 2011.

More than 110 Attendees Gather for the TSP Symposium 2010

09/30/2010 - Attendees from 15 U.S. states and 10 countries around the world visited Pittsburgh, the headquarters city for the Carnegie Mellon Software Engineering Institute, for the TSP Symposium 2010. Themed Changing the World of Software Engineering, the fifth annual Symposium provided seasoned users of the Team Software Process (TSP), those involved in its development and transition, and those who are new to TSP with four days of enriching tutorials, plentiful networking opportunities, and engaging presentations.

CERT Team Examines Health-Care Security Risks

09/21/2010 - The federal government has made electronic medical records a national priority. In fact, the Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health (HITECH) Act, a component of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) of 2009, has mandated the widespread adoption and use of electronic health record (EHR) technologies. Health-care organizations now face the challenge of protecting patient information while minimizing the risks posed by this new requirement.

SEI and NASSCOM Host SEPG Asia-Pacific 2010

08/25/2010 - Marking the second time SEPG was held in the Asia-Pacific region and the first time the conference collaborated with NASSCOM, SEPG Asia-Pacific 2010 was held in dynamic Bangalore, India on August 17-19. The Carnegie Mellon Software Engineering Institute presented the conference in conjunction with the National Association of Software and Service Companies (NASSCOM), which is the premier trade body and the chamber of commerce of the Information Technology (IT)-Business Process Outsourcing (BPO) industries in India.

SEI Announces New Chief Technology Officer Dr. Douglas C. Schmidt

08/03/2010 - Dr. Douglas C. Schmidt has joined the SEI in its Arlington, Va., office as deputy director, research, and chief technology officer. Schmidt will lead the SEI in identifying and responding to the needs of sponsors, customers, and partners.

CMMI Representations: Past and Future

07/30/2010 - In this guest column, Mike Phillips discusses the CMMI Model Development Team's thoughts on harmonization and clarification of high maturity in the upcoming CMMI Version 1.3 framework.

Software Process Improvements Professionals from Around the Globe Gather at SEPG Europe 2010

07/15/2010 - Process improvement, port wine, and Team Portugal were just three of the highlights from SEPG Europe 2010, which offered four days of enriching learning opportunities and networking with the Software Engineering Institute and software process improvement experts from around the world.

SMART Evolves to Meet Range of Service-Oriented Architecture Needs

07/06/2010 - SMART now stands for the SOA Migration, Adoption, and Reuse Technique. The new name reflects what Grace Lewis’ team learned in the course of its work: Many organizations aren’t ready to migrate their legacy systems, or they need a greater understanding of what it means to move to a SOA environment. SMART has evolved to accommodate such organizations. “Migration is still a main interest, but there are other entry points into the SOA world” states Lewis.

SEI Receives Contract Extension From U.S. Government

06/30/2010 - The Software Engineering Institute (SEI) at Carnegie Mellon University has received a five-year contract extension, with a face value of $584 million, from the U.S. government through June 2015.

Four Software Process Improvement Experts to Keynote SEPG Europe 2010

06/09/2010 - Four recognized leaders in the process improvement industry have been announced as the keynote speakers at SEPG Europe 2010, June 28 – July 1 in Porto, Portugal. The flagship conference for process professionals, SEPG Europe is an annual gathering where the process community comes together to learn, network, and build their skills in process improvement in software and systems engineering as a means to achieving superior performance.

Architecture Practitioners Gather to Discuss the Latest Techniques and Practices

06/03/2010 - Software, system, and enterprise architecture practitioners and experts from around the world convened from May 17 to 21 for the sixth annual SEI Architecture Technology User Network (SATURN) Conference where they participated in lively exchanges about developing, acquiring, and maintaining software-intensive systems. 

SEI, IEEE Software to Present Awards at SATURN 2010 Conference

05/06/2010 - The Software Engineering Institute is pleased to join with IEEE Software to award the IEEE Software Onsite Awards at the SATURN 2010 conference in Minneapolis, May 17-21, 2010. These honorary awards will be based directly on feedback from conference attendees.

Watts Humphrey Publishes New Book of Reflections on Management

05/03/2010 - A new book by Watts Humphrey, National Medal of Technology Winner and a senior fellow at the Carnegie Mellon Software Engineering Institute (SEI), has just been published by Addison-Wesley as the latest installment in the SEI Series in Software Engineering. The book offers management insights and advice collected from Humphrey’s previously published books, articles, and interviews.

Board Game Gives Insights into Making Hard Choices in Architecture

04/08/2010 - There are several ways to learn about software architecture. You could read Software Architecture Principles and Practices, Second Edition by Len Bass, Paul Clements, and Rick Kazman. You could join the software architecture community and comment on insightful blog posts and forums. You could take a class such as the Software Architecture Principles and Practices course, which is available both at the SEI and online. But did you know that you can also learn about essential software architecture principles and practices by playing a board game?

Team Launches New Course for Accelerated Improvement

03/31/2010 - Members of the Team Software Process (TSP) team at the SEI have developed and launched a new course that presents the SEI’s new fast track to process improvement, the Accelerated Improvement Method (AIM). The course, called Implementing CMMI for High Performance, an Executive Seminar,” is offered for the first time at the SEI in Pittsburgh on April 19. The course also is available for onsite delivery.

SEI Membership Presents Annual Awards

03/31/2010 - The Carnegie Mellon Software Engineering Institute (SEI) Member Awards for leadership in software and systems engineering were presented Tuesday, March 23, at the SEPG North America 2010 conference in Savannah, Ga.

U.S. Army Group to Discuss Software Acquisition at SATURN Conference

03/25/2010 - The SEI’s Architecture Tradeoff Analysis Method (ATAM) is a leading method of software architecture evaluation, and many groups and organizations have used it to improve their software-reliant systems. A study of the impact of ATAM evaluations on the Army was reported in the SEI’s technical note “Impact of Army Architecture Evaluations,” written by Rod Nord, John Bergey, Stephen Blanchette, and Mark Klein. However, the Army isn’t the only organization benefiting from the ATAM.

Organizations Become First Strategic Partners for TSP

03/15/2010 - Two highly respected organizations halfway around the world from each other recently signed agreements to become SEI strategic partners for the Team Software Process (TSP). Next Process Institute, Kawasaki, Japan, and Instituto Tecnológico de Estudios Superiores de Monterrey (Tec de Monterrey), Mexico, are now authorized to offer TSP services that previously were not available locally.

Smart Grid Innovator Wayne R. Longcore to Keynote SATURN 2010

03/10/2010 - Wayne R. Longcore, recognized industry thought leader and key contributor to the nation’s high profile efforts to modernize the electric power grid, will deliver a keynote address at the Software Engineering Institute (SEI) Architecture Technology User Network (SATURN) 2010 Conference, May 17-21, 2010 in Minneapolis, Minn., the SEI announced today.

SEI Director Named to Esteemed National Academy of Engineering

02/18/2010 - The Software Engineering Institute announced today that SEI Director and CEO Paul D. Nielsen has been elected to the National Academy of Engineering (NAE).

SEI Expresses Condolences on Passing of U.S. Representative John Murtha

02/15/2010 - The Carnegie Mellon Software Engineering Institute (SEI) extends its condolences to the family of U.S. Representative John M. Murtha who died Monday, February 8. Murtha represented Pennsylvania’s 12th Congressional District since 1974 and was the first Vietnam War combat veteran elected to Congress.

SOA: Rumors of its Death More Than ‘Greatly Exaggerated’

01/25/2010 - Echoing writer Mark Twain and others, rumors of the death of service-oriented architecture (SOA) have been “greatly exaggerated.” Even more, SOA seems to be thriving a year after the influential Burton Group Application Platform Blog penned its obituary (“SOA met its demise on January 1, 2009”).

SEI Celebrates a Quarter Century of Leadership

01/19/2010 - This year, the Carnegie Mellon Software Engineering Institute (SEI) will celebrate its 25th anniversary as a federally funded research and development center (FFRDC). While the Institute celebrates its past accomplishments, it is ready to tackle the new and upcoming technology challenges in software and systems engineering.

Softtek Executive Agustin De La Maza to Keynote SEPG North America 2010

01/06/2010 - Recognized as a pioneer and leader of the near-shore services industry in Mexico, Agustin De La Maza has been announced as a keynote speaker at SEPG North America 2010, March 21 – 25, 2010, in Savannah, Georgia.

Cloud Computing: Finding the Silver Lining, Not the Silver Bullet

12/09/2009 - In recent months, technology news headlines have been dominated by cloud computing—a large-scale model in which computing power, software, storage services, and platforms are delivered on demand to external customers. The latest news came in mid-September with the announcement of apps.gov, a government website where federal agencies will be able to buy cloud computing applications and services to replace on-site systems.

Creating a Framework for Reliability Validation

11/24/2009 - The SEI and the U.S. Army Aviation and Missile Research Development and Engineering Center (AMRDEC) recently began a one-year engagement that aims to develop a comprehensive approach to overcome deficiencies with the testing now being done to validate software and system reliability.

CERT Tactical Response and Analysis Challenge Tests Cybersecurity Skills

11/17/2009 - Throughout the first day of competition, Poland and Australia were jockeying for the lead, but at the end of the two-day challenge, it was Australia in first place among the 29 competing teams from 20 countries. No, it wasn’t the Olympics or World Cup; the five-person Australia 1 team took first place in the Tactical Response and Analysis Challenge (TRAC) conducted by the SEI’s CERT Program as part of the weeklong International Cyber Defense Workshop (ICDW), which concluded November 13.

Jim Highsmith, Leader of the Agile Movement, to Keynote SATURN 2010 Conference

10/29/2009 - Acclaimed author and leader of the Agile movement Jim Highsmith has been announced as a keynote speaker for the SEI Architecture Technology User Network Conference (SATURN 2010), May 17 to 21, 2010, in Minneapolis, Minn.

SEI Technical Staff Members Recognized by Leading Associations

10/19/2009 - Recently, several technical staff members at the SEI were recognized by their peers for their contributions to science, technology, and software engineering.

Inaugural SEPG Asia-Pacific Conference Held in Japan

10/06/2009 - October 6, 2009—The inaugural SEPG Asia-Pacific conference was held September 16-18 in Osaka, Japan. Delegates came from 13 different countries for the first SEPG conference for process professionals in the Asia-Pacific region.

SEI Kicks Off Second Year of Webinar Series

09/30/2009 - September 30, 2009—This fall, the SEI kicks off the second year of the SEI Webinar Series, a new delivery method that brings the latest research, best practices and solutions developed at the SEI directly to the global community of software and systems engineers and security specialists.

SEI, IEEE Software To Collaborate on SATURN 2010 Conference

09/23/2009 - The SEI and IEEE Software magazine agreed recently to collaborate on the 6th Annual SEI Architecture Technology User Network (SATURN) conference, to be held in Minneapolis, Minn., May 17 to 21, 2010.

Software Engineering Institute Introduces New Website

08/28/2009 - The Software Engineering Institute (SEI) is pleased to announce the launch of a newly redesigned website that focuses on solutions for software engineering problems. The new site provides visitors with significant improvements in navigation, accessibility, and appearance.

Paul D. Nielsen Reappointed as Software Engineering Institute Director, CEO

07/30/2009 - Paul D. Nielsen, director and CEO of the Carnegie Mellon Software Engineering Institute (SEI), has been reappointed to a second five-year term, announced Mark Kamlet, executive vice president and provost of Carnegie Mellon University.

Paul D. Nielsen, SEI Director and CEO, Testifies Before U.S. House of Representatives

07/21/2009 - SEI Director and CEO Paul D. Nielsen testified before the United States House of Representatives Defense Acquisition Reform Panel of the Committee on Armed Services on July 9, 2009, on the challenges and opportunities the Armed Services face in defense acquisition.

Secure Coding in C and C++: Efforts Lead to Book, Course, Community, Coding Standard

07/17/2009 - It’s a frequent yet unintended mistake among software developers. A software developer copies a string in memory, but in doing so, unwittingly creates a vulnerability that can be exploited by an attacker to execute malicious code.

SEI and EDM Council Partner to Create Process for Measuring Data Management Maturity

07/16/2009 - New Initiative Extends the SEI’s Proven Capability Maturity Model Integration (CMMI) and CERT Resiliency Management Model to Meet Challenges in the Financial Industry

SEI Announces New Acquisition Support Program (ASP)/Interagency and Cyber Executive Director

07/16/2009 - The Software Engineering Institute announced recently that Terry W. Roberts recently joined the SEI in its Arlington, Va., office as executive director of the Acquisition Support Program (ASP)/Interagency and Cyber.



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