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Contact: Kelly Kimberland, SEI Public Relations

Software    Engineering Institute and Defense Acquisition University Form Strategic Partnership    to Improve Software Education, Training Opportunities
July    24, 2001
    PITTSBURGH-The Software Engineering Institute (SEI) and the Defense Acquisition    University (DAU) today signed a letter of intent to form a strategic partnership    to improve software education and training opportunities for members of the    defense acquisition workforce.

The DAU provides acquisition,  technology, and logistics management training for the Department of Defense  (DoD) acquisition, technology, and logistics workforce. The SEI's mission includes  providing leadership in advancing the state of the practice of software engineering  to improve the quality of software-intensive systems.

The DAU is seeking to augment  its current curriculum by working with the SEI to identify specific SEI technologies,  offerings, and services that can be adapted and inserted into current and future  course offerings to improve the software and systems acquisition management  expertise of the defense acquisition, technology, and logistics workforce.

Signing the letter of intent  were Donna S. Richbourg, Director, Acquisition Initiatives, and Nancy A. Spruill,  Director, Acquisition Resources & Analysis, both from the Office of the Under  Secretary of Defense (Acquisition, Technology, and Logistics); Stephen E. Cross,  Director, Software Engineering Institute; and Frank J. Anderson, Jr., President,  Defense Acquisition University. An official signing ceremony was held Tuesday  in Washington, D.C.

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