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Our Mission

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.


Cyberspace is the newest domain of warfare, and is now very much front and center, joining land, air, sea, and space. […] Any future military campaign inevitably will entail increasingly complex and important offensive and defensive cyberspace operations [...].

David H. Petraeus The Cyber Defense Review, Fall 2019

Our Process

The Software Engineering Institute work process, including research, prototype, mission application, and training & education
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The SEI seeks talent interested in investigating all of the research topics listed above.

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