The SEI helps advance software engineering principles and practices and serves as a national resource in software engineering, computer security, and process improvement. The SEI works closely with defense and government organizations, industry, and academia to continually improve software-intensive systems. Its core purpose is to help organizations improve their software engineering capabilities and develop or acquire the right software, defect free, within budget and on time, every time.
Many systems being acquired by the Department of Defense (DoD) are heavily dependent on software. Acquisitions of such systems often suffer from problems meeting cost, schedule, and performance goals. Some resources to consider include