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The SEI: The Leader in Software Engineering and Cybersecurity

At the SEI, we research complex software engineering, cybersecurity, and AI engineering problems; create and test innovative technologies; and transition maturing solutions into practice. We have been working with the Department of Defense, government agencies, and private industry since 1984 to help meet mission goals and gain strategic advantage.

Latest Publications

Architecture Evaluation for Universal Command and Control

Architecture Evaluation for Universal Command and Control

August 03, 2020 • White Paper
John KleinPatrick DonohoePhilip Bianco

The SEI developed an analysis method to assess function allocations in existing C2 systems and reason about design choices and tradeoffs during the design of new C2 systems.

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A Risk Management Perspective for AI Engineering

A Risk Management Perspective for AI Engineering

June 10, 2020 • White Paper
Brett Tucker

This paper describes several steps of OCTAVE FORTE in the context of adopting AI technology.

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Guide to Implementing DevSecOps for a System of Systems in Highly Regulated Environments

Guide to Implementing DevSecOps for a System of Systems in Highly Regulated Environments

April 08, 2020 • Technical Report
Jose A. MoralesRichard TurnerSuzanne Miller

This Technical Report provides guidance to projects interested in implementing DevSecOps (DSO) in defense or other highly regulated environments, including those involving systems of systems.

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Research and Capabilities

Learn how we support the defense and information security of the United States by advancing the state of the art and practice in software engineering and cybersecurity. Through our research in seven capability areas, our experts push the boundaries of knowledge from R&D through implementation and operation. We create, test, and apply tools, technologies, and practices to acquire, develop, operate, and sustain software systems that are innovative, trustworthy, and cost effective.

News

Building the Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification

Building the Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification

July 28, 2020 • Article

In just one year, the SEI and its collaborators created one of the institute’s most impactful projects.

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Software Engineering Workshop for Educators Opens Call for Participation

Software Engineering Workshop for Educators Opens Call for Participation

July 17, 2020 • Article

The 17th annual gathering will focus on machine learning, quantum computing, and teaching during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Software Engineering Institute Contract Extended by Department of Defense for $2.7 Billion

Software Engineering Institute Contract Extended by Department of Defense for $2.7 Billion

July 07, 2020 • Press Release

The U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) has extended its contract with Carnegie Mellon University (CMU) to operate the Software Engineering Institute (SEI) for an additional term of five years with a value of up to $2.7 billion.

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2019 SEI Year in Review Highlights Accomplishments in AI, Data Analysis, and More

2019 SEI Year in Review Highlights Accomplishments in AI, Data Analysis, and More

June 18, 2020 • Article

The SEI’s roundup of projects showcases contributions to the National Defense Strategy.

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Education and Outreach

Discover our numerous training and credentialing opportunities for individual professional development. We also offer workforce development and licensing opportunities for organizations to apply best practices to their operations.

Work With Us

In addition to our work with agencies across the United States government, we partner with academic institutions and private companies to solve key technical challenges for current and future software-reliant systems. You can sponsor research and development, collaborate with us on research, and even get guidance from us to implement new methods.

Careers

Pursue your passion and work alongside world-recognized leaders in the field of software engineering. We invite you to view current employment opportunities, learn about benefits of working at the SEI, and apply for a position.

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