Since it was established in 1984 as a federally funded research and development center sponsored by the U.S. Department of Defense, the SEI has delivered innovative methods, tools, algorithms, and frameworks to meet current software and cybersecurity needs and provide a foundation for combating future ones.
In our role as a research leader, the SEI often produces technical work that bears fruit years later. For example, our pioneering work in software architecture led to the accepted understanding today that architecture determines the quality and longevity of a software system. And SEI experts closed gaps in network data collection and analysis by developing a suite of cybersecurity tools and a system that now provides traffic monitoring and protection throughout federal networks.
The stories below offer snapshots of the culture of innovation at the SEI as our researchers and engineers have investigated the nation's toughest problems in software and cybersecurity over the years.
You can also read these stories in the 2016 book History of Innovation at the SEI.
Automating the Repair of Software FlawsRead the Story
In 2016, the DoD identified a need for a transparent and modernized vulnerability disclosure program and asked the SEI’s CERT Division to help develop and implement such a program.Read More
Enhancing Computing Power at the EdgeRead the Story
Integrating Early to Prevent Costly ProblemsRead the Story
Enabling a Stronger Cyber WorkforceRead the Story
Building Capability to Defend Against MalwareRead the Story
Certifying the Software Architect RoleRead the Story
Codifying Resilience PracticeRead the Story
Leading the Growth of an Architectural Modeling StandardRead the Story
Standardizing More Secure SoftwareRead the Story
Setting a Foundation for Software ArchitectureRead the Story
Bringing Science to Insider Threat MitigationRead the Story
Evaluating System ArchitectureRead the Story
Transforming Software Quality AssessmentRead the Story
Building the Master of Software Engineering CurriculumRead the Story
The SEI contributed to a greater understanding of how architectural decisions affect the ease of modifying a user interface, introducing an important concept to the discipline of software architecture in the 1990s.Read More