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The SEI: The Leader in Software Engineering and Cybersecurity

Operated by Carnegie Mellon University, the Software Engineering Institute has been a leader in the fields of software engineering and cybersecurity since 1984. We research and solve complex, long-term problems for the Department of Defense, government agencies, and private industry, and we are always working to transition solutions to the software and systems engineering communities throughout the world.

Latest Publications

Composing Effective Software Security Assurance Workflows

Composing Effective Software Security Assurance Workflows

October 18, 2018 • Technical Report
William NicholsJim McHaleDavid Sweeney

In an effort to determine how to make secure software development more cost effective, the SEI conducted a research study to empirically measure the effects that security tools—primarily automated static analysis tools—had on costs and benefits.

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FedCLASS: A Case Study of Agile and Lean Practices in the Federal Government

FedCLASS: A Case Study of Agile and Lean Practices in the Federal Government

October 05, 2018 • Special Report
Nanette BrownJeff DavenportLinda Parker Gates

This study reports the successes and challenges of using Agile and Lean methods and cloud-based technologies in a government software development environment.

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Detecting Leaks of Sensitive Data Due to Stale Reads

Detecting Leaks of Sensitive Data Due to Stale Reads

October 05, 2018 • Conference Paper
William SnavelyWilliam KlieberRyan Steele

This paper introduces a heuristic-driven dynamic analysis that aims to detect reads that may be accessing stale sensitive data.

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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

Collaborative Solution Earns Top-Five Spot in DIUX Challenge

Collaborative Solution Earns Top-Five Spot in DIUX Challenge

November 15, 2018 • Article

Pentagon competition seeks innovative uses of computer vision.

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SEI Launches New CERT Vulnerabilities Website

SEI Launches New CERT Vulnerabilities Website

November 15, 2018 • Article

The Software Engineering Institute recently released a revamped CERT Coordination Center (CERT/CC) Vulnerabilities Database website.

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New SiLK Handbook Addresses Analyst Tradecraft

New SiLK Handbook Addresses Analyst Tradecraft

November 13, 2018 • Article

Complements recent update to the System for Internet-Level Knowledge (SiLK) traffic analysis tool suite.

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Shull Elected IEEE Computer Society First Vice President

Shull Elected IEEE Computer Society First Vice President

November 05, 2018 • Article

Shull will work directly with the IEEE Computer Society president and other leaders who manage the society’s technical offerings.

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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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