Software Engineering Institute | Carnegie Mellon University
Software Engineering Institute | Carnegie Mellon University

Case Examples: R&D Results

Work with us in R&D involves both fixing today's problems and creating sustainable improvements to anticipate tomorrow's challenges.

Insider Threat

Analysis for the DoD Personnel Security Research Center (PERSEREC) reveals a full picture of insider threat and leads to the development of the CERT Insider Threat Center.

Enhancement Agility

A mandate to respond to needs for innovation and adaptation leads to the development of a framework for rapid life cycle management.

Acquisition and Innovation

The DoD's search for guidance on adopting agile practices in acquisition leads to SEI development of a model to reduce uncertainty regarding the use of Agile techniques.

Acquisition Patterns of Failure

Answering why problems persist in software development and systems acquisition led to the identification of solutions to 13 archetypal patterns of failure.

Secure Coding Standards

The SEI's CERT security experts observed that most vulnerabilities stem from a relatively small number of common programming errors. In response, they devised a comprehensive approach to secure software development.

Cloudlets in Tactical Settings

SEI experts recognized three challenges to U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) interest in having soldiers carry handheld mobile computing devices: lower computational power, greater demands on battery power, and reliability issues with tactical networks.