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2020 Year in Review

Missile Defense Agency Appoints SEI to Technical Direction Agent

During 2020, the SEI was appointed to the Missile Defense Agency’s (MDA) Technical Direction Agent (TDA), a group composed of representatives from multiple federally funded research and development centers that provide strategic MDA mission support. Because of the SEI’s unique mission and an SEI team’s past success in supporting the MDA’s Ground-based Midcourse Defense (GMD) program, the agency named the SEI as the TDA GMD program lead for software engineering and cybersecurity. The appointment came after the SEI GMD Quality Attribute Workshop (QAW), whose final report was issued in February 2020. The QAW provided insights into the GMD software architecture.

As MDA GMD works to modernize its software development approach, the SEI is providing architecture, software, and cybersecurity support, including digital engineering and DevSecOps assistance, which incorporates advice regarding approach, infrastructure, procedures, and metrics.

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