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Year in Review 2015

Year in Review 2015

The SEI Year in Review, an annual report of the Software Engineering Institute (SEI) at Carnegie Mellon University, spotlights projects and initiatives that demonstrate the SEI's value to its sponsors and customers in government and industry, and which demonstrate the ways in which the SEI is advancing the field of software engineering to meet emerging challenges.

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Paul Neilsen 

From the Director

I am pleased to present this year’s edition of the Software Engineering Institute’s Year in Review. This edition highlights some of our most prominent research and development accomplishments for the fiscal year that ended on September 30, 2015. These highlights reflect how we support the nation’s defense by advancing the science, technologies, and practices needed to acquire, develop, operate, and sustain software systems that are innovative, affordable, trustworthy, and enduring. They also demonstrate the impact we make on behalf of our sponsors and customers, including the Department of Defense, Department of Homeland Security, and the Special Cyber Operations Research and Engineering Working Group. Finally, they express our core purpose: to improve the state of the art of software and cybersecurity and to transition this work to the community so that we improve the state of the practice as well.

Paul D. Nielsen
Director and CEO

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The SEI is helping the U.S. Air Force transition one of its most important—and most complex—weapon systems to respond quickly and efficiently to new intelligence data sensors, formats and analysis.

Helping Air Force Intelligence Adapt to Agile Methodology

The SEI is helping the U.S. Air Force transition one of its most important—and most complex—weapon systems to respond quickly and efficiently to new intelligence data sensors, formats and analysis.

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In 2015, SEI researchers undertook a study of seven on-board vehicle diagnostic devices, such as consumer-connected car adapters and wireless diagnostic code readers, for vulnerabilities that could be exploited.

Collaboration with U.S. DOT and DHS Aims at Making Government Vehicle Fleets More Secure

In 2015, SEI researchers undertook a study of seven on-board vehicle diagnostic devices, such as consumer-connected car adapters and wireless diagnostic code readers, for vulnerabilities that could be exploited.

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Software has far eclipsed hardware in providing functionality in Department of Defense (DoD) systems: 90 percent of a weapon system’s functionality…

SEI Tools Promote Situational Awareness

In 2015, the Situational Awareness Team in the SEI CERT Division released a number of new tool capabilities for analysts in the computer network defense community.

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