The Software Engineering Institute's mission is to advance software engineering and related disciplines to ensure the development and operation of software-reliant Department of Defense (DoD) systems with predictable and improved quality, schedule, and cost.
To achieve these goals, the SEI conducts research and development (R&D) activities involving the DoD, federal agencies, industry, and academia. Our high quality R&D benefits the DoD and other sponsors by identifying and solving key technical challenges facing developers and managers of current and future software-reliant systems. Our R&D work focuses on core areas of software engineering and related disciplines, as described within any of the "Our Work" topic areas tab in the navigation bar at the top of this page.
The SEI also actively seeks out new R&D subjects and opportunities for collaboration. Key to this process is our Line-Funded Exploratory New Starts (LENS) program, formerly known as the Independent Research and Development (IRAD) program. The LENS program acts as an incubator for promising, leading-edge work on emerging challenges in software engineering and cyber-security.
Results of SEI Line-Funded Exploratory New Starts Projects (2011)
Results of SEI Independent Research and Development Projects (2010)
To learn more about the R&D activities of the SEI's CERT unit, browse the CERT Research Annual Report:
CERT Research Annual Report (2010)
For detailed discussions about many of the ongoing R&D efforts at the SEI, be sure to track the SEI blog.
The SEI recently held an online, all-day webinar – The Technologies Forum. Featuring speakers in a number technical program areas, the Forum is now available in our Webinar section for on-demand presentation. Just click here to find the webinar that interests you.