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.
September 21, 2023 • White Paper
Early software cost estimates are often off by over 40%; this paper discusses how programs must continually update estimates as more information becomes...Download
U.S. Leadership in Software Engineering & AI Engineering: Critical Needs & Priorities Workshop - Executive Summary
August 24, 2023 • White Paper
A joint SEI/NITRD workshop will advance U.S. national interests through software and AI engineering and accelerate progress across virtually all scientific...Download
August 24, 2023 • Technical Report
This report focuses on performing architectural decisions and architectural analysis, spanning multiple quality attributes, in a sustainable and ongoing...Download
At the Software Engineering Institute (SEI), we research complex software engineering, cybersecurity, and artificial intelligence engineering problems; create and test innovative technologies; and transition maturing solutions into practice. The U.S. Department of Defense, as well as other public agencies and private businesses, can meet mission goals and gain strategic advantage by using tools, technologies, and practices developed or matured by the SEI.
September 18, 2023 • Article
A multidisciplinary panel of SEI experts will answer questions on large language models, image generators, and other capabilities of generative artificial intelligence.Read More
Educators Discuss Generative AI, Experiential Learning, Neurodivergence, and More at 20th Anniversary Workshop
September 14, 2023 • Article
College-level teachers of software engineering, computer science, and related fields met at the long-running SEI workshop in August.Read More
September 12, 2023 • Article
A committee including the SEI’s Tom Longstaff recommends a rapid transformation of the department’s artificial intelligence testing and evaluation capabilities.Read More
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.