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  • 11/06/2012 Launch of High-Speed, High-Capacity Trading System Caps SEI’s Successful Multi-Year Engagement with Mexican Bourse Now able to process an astounding 200,000 transactions per second—and a single transaction in less than 100 microseconds—the BMV trading platform can claim favorable comparison to Nasdaq OMX, NYSE Euronext, and other prominent international bourses. And BMV got there with the help of the Software Engineering Institute (SEI).
  • 09/26/2012 Attendees Focus on Delivering Agility with Discipline at TSP Symposium 2012 The Carnegie Mellon Software Engineering Institute (SEI) hosted more than 100 attendees at the Team Software Process (TSP) Symposium 2012 on September 17-20 in St. Petersburg, Fla. The technical program included tutorials, sessions, and keynote presentations centered on the theme Delivering Agility with Discipline.
  • 08/28/2012 FloCon 2013 Conference Examines Analysis at Scale The Software Engineering Institute’s (SEI) CERT® Program will host the ninth annual FloCon conference, FloCon 2013, January 7 – 10, 2013, in Albuquerque, New Mexico.
  • 07/19/2012 SEI Launches On-Demand Training in CMMI for Services New eLearning courses offer affordable, convenient, and accessible training to a wide range of students.
  • 07/17/2012 SEI Partners with DOE and Industry to Improve Power Grid Cybersecurity A new tool aims to help enhance the security and reliability of the nation's electrical grid, by allowing utilities and grid operators to assess their own level of cybersecurity readiness and make an action plan for improvements.
  • 07/03/2012 SEI Acquisition Model to Help Program Offices Avoid Common Pitfalls This SEI acquisition model aims to mitigate costly late-stage software development project repairs and other problems related to the "90 Percent Syndrome."
  • 06/26/2012 Nielsen Featured in AIAA Member Spotlight The American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA) has selected Paul Nielsen, Director and Chief Executive Officer of the Software Engineering Institute (SEI), for its Member Spotlight for June, 2012.
  • 06/21/2012 SEI Attacks Multicore Challenges to Mission-Critical DoD Systems Stakeholders in the Department of Defense (DoD) and in industry fear multicore failure in systems such as aircraft and missiles, where lives are at stake. The SEI has taken up this challenge on several fronts.
  • 06/15/2012 SEPG Europe 2012 Conference Offers Global Perspectives on Process Improvement SEPG Europe 2012, a premier software process improvement conference, was presented by the SEI in collaboration with IEEE Software in Madrid, Spain, on June 5-7.
  • 06/15/2012 Should-Cost Analysis Drives Productivity Gains for F-22 Modernization The SEI’s should-cost estimation method produced improvements that could significantly reduce the cost of the F-22 modernization program and help meet the Office of Secretary of Defense mandate to do more without spending more.
  • 06/08/2012 CERT Secure Coding Initiative Tackles Standard for Perl Having successfully coordinated projects that resulted in secure coding standards for the C, C++, and Java programming languages, the CERT Secure Coding Initiative has unveiled work on a draft standard for Perl.
  • 06/08/2012 Software Professionals Across the Globe Participate in SEI Agile Research Virtual Event Nearly 500 software professionals worldwide joined experts from the Software Engineering Institute (SEI) at Carnegie Mellon University (CMU) and the United States Department of Defense for “The SEI Agile Research Forum: Meeting the Challenges of Large-Scale Systems.”
  • 06/01/2012 Eighth Annual SATURN Conference Addresses Architecture as a Catalyst for Collaboration The Software Engineering Institute (SEI), in collaboration with IEEE Software magazine, hosted its eighth annual SEI Architecture Technology User Network (SATURN) Conference this year in St. Petersburg, Florida, from May 7 through May 11. The conference program for SATURN 2012 explored themes of architecture and collaboration through a series of keynote addresses, panels, and sessions.
  • 05/30/2012 SEI Brings Wide Expertise to Commercial Mobile Alert Service Effort SEI experts team up to create integration strategy for the Department of Homeland Security's Commercial Mobile Alert Service (CMAS). CMAS provides alerting authorities the ability to broadcast emergency alerts to customers with appropriately provisioned cell phones who are located in the geographical vicinity of cellular towers serving an affected area.
  • 05/23/2012 Gaston Receives AFCEA Award for Service to the Intelligence Community Matt Gaston, director of the Software Engineering Institute’s (SEI) Cyber Innovation Center (CIC), has received a 2012 Armed Forces Communications and Electronics Association (AFCEA) Meritorious Award for Service to the Intelligence Community. This AFCEA award honors intelligence professionals who are making significant contributions at the tactical, intermediate, or national levels.
  • 05/15/2012 Robert Behler to Join SEI Leadership as Chief Operating Officer On June 4, 2012, Robert Behler will assume the role of chief operating officer (COO) at the Software Engineering Institute (SEI).
  • 04/18/2012 CERT Insider Threat Center Releases Top Ten Strategies for Fighting Insider Threat To complement its detailed research on insider threat and provide organizations a quick reference to what they could be doing now to mitigate the problem, the CERT Insider Threat Center has published The CERT Top 10 List for Winning the Battle Against Insider Threats.
  • 04/05/2012 SEI Certification Program Earns ANSI Accreditation Marking a significant milestone in its effort to improve and enrich its certification programs, the Software Engineering Institute’s (SEI) CERT® Certified Computer Security Incident Handler (CSIH) certification program has earned accreditation from the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) Accreditation Program for Personnel Certification Bodies.
  • 03/26/2012 SEPG North America 2012 Looks Toward the Future of Process Improvement Models SEPG North America 2012 Looks Toward the Future of Process Improvement Models
  • 03/13/2012 SEI Helps Shape Research Agenda for Managing Technical Debt Twenty years after Ward Cunningham first articulated the concept of technical debt, the problem remains a concern in the field of software engineering. Today’s larger, more complex, and more interdependent systems only exacerbate the consequences of technical debt and demand more urgent efforts to address it.
  • 03/09/2012 Three SEI Researchers Achieve IEEE Senior Member Status Three senior members of the SEI technical staff have achieved the status of Senior Members in the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), the highest grade attainable by IEEE members.
  • 03/08/2012 Popular SEI Virtual Event on Software Architecture Now Available for On-Demand Viewing More than 630 people from 68 countries joined the Carnegie Mellon Software Engineering Institute (SEI) three-hour, live virtual event entitled Architecting Software the SEI Way: Essential Steps Toward Mastery on February 28, 2012.
  • 03/05/2012 New SEI Advanced Software Architecture Workshop Will Debut at SATURN 2012 The SEI's new Advanced Software Architecture Workshop will debut at the SATURN 2012 Conference in St. Petersburg, Florida, on May 7 and 8.
  • 02/21/2012 New Insider Threat Guide Draws on Ten Years of SEI Research The CERT Insider Threat Center leveraged research on more than 700 real-world cases to produce a practical and specific guide for organizational leaders and decision makers.
  • 02/17/2012 SEI Hosts Smart Grid Maturity Model Leadership Workshop Leaders in the electric power industry recently collaborated with the Software Engineering Institute (SEI) to build the future of the Smart Grid Maturity Model (SGMM) at the SGMM Leadership Workshop.
  • 02/15/2012 SEI Researcher Recognized with ASNE Gold Medal Award Douglass Post, chief scientist of the Department of Defense (DoD) High Performance Computing Modernization Program (HPCMP) and senior member of the technical staff at the SEI, has received the American Society of Naval Engineers (ASNE) Gold Medal Award.
  • 02/03/2012 SEI Bolsters GE Professional Development Curriculum with “Technovation” Executive Training Lab Marshalling experts from across its four programs, and also from among Carnegie Mellon University’s top faculty, the SEI developed and hosted “Technovation,” a week-long executive training lab specifically designed to support GE’s Experienced Information Management Program (EIMP).
  • 01/27/2012 AIAA Names SEI’s Nielsen Honorary Fellow The American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA) has named Paul Nielsen a 2012 AIAA Honorary Fellow.
  • 01/09/2012 CERT Team Improves Security in the New ISO/IEC C Programming Language Standard Members of the CERT Secure Coding Team made key contributions to security features in the new ISO/IEC standard for the C programming language.
  • 01/09/2012 SEI Shapes 2012 Agenda with Research Projects Selection The SEI Director’s Office recently completed an annual process to select exploratory research projects. The SEI research program strives to keep the SEI at the leading edge of software engineering and technology by establishing and funding new technical initiatives.
  • 12/15/2011 Association for Computing Machinery Recognizes Robert Nord as Distinguished Scientist The Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) recently recognized Robert Nord as an ACM distinguished scientist.
  • 11/29/2011 Mike Phillips Elected as AIAA Associate Fellow Mike Phillips, a senior member of the SEI technical staff, was recently named as an associate fellow in the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA). AIAA is the principal society of aerospace engineers and scientists.
  • 11/21/2011 FloCon 2012 Slated for January 9–12 in Austin, Texas FloCon®, an open conference sponsored by the SEI’s CERT Program, provides a forum for operational network analysts, tool developers, researchers, and other parties interested in the analysis of large volumes of traffic to showcase the next generation of flow-based analysis techniques. (Flow is an abstraction of network traffic in which packets are aggregated by common attributes over time.) FloCon 2012 will take place January 9–12, 2012, in Austin, Texas.
  • 11/16/2011 Cisco and CERT Team Up to Promote Adoption of Secure C Coding Standard Cisco Systems, Inc. has announced it has adopted the CERT® C Secure Coding Standard as a baseline programming standard in its product development.
  • 11/01/2011 SEI Technologies Forum Draws Attendees from 52 Countries The SEI Technologies Forum, a virtual event hosted by the Carnegie Mellon Software Engineering Institute (SEI) on October 20, drew more than 700 participants from five continents and 52 countries from around the globe. Attendees engaged with experts and were introduced to state-of-the-art work in the fields of cloud computing, insider threat, Agile development, software architecture, security, measurement, process improvement, and acquisition.
  • 10/19/2011 Davis Systems Signs as TSP Strategic Partner Davis Systems has become the latest organization to become an SEI Strategic Partner for the Team Software Process (TSPSM).
  • 09/30/2011 Attendees Explore A Dedication to Excellence at the TSP Symposium 2011 The Carnegie Mellon Software Engineering Institute (SEI) hosted more than 100 attendees at the Team Software Process (TSP) Symposium 2011 on September 19-22 in Atlanta. Attendees from Japan, Mexico, South Africa, and Uruguay, as well as from throughout the United States, gathered for four days of enriching tutorials, engaging interactive sessions, and informative technical presentations.
  • 09/22/2011 SEI Director Paul Nielsen Promotes the Work of the SEI and Heinz College in Australia SEI Director Paul Nielsen recently completed a visit to Australia where he met with top Australian officials in higher education, government, finance, the Australian military, and the Australian defense industry.
  • 09/14/2011 CERT Secure Coding Team Publishes Secure Coding Standard for Java A team of software security researchers in the CERT Program at the SEI has authored The CERT Oracle Secure Coding Standard for Java.
  • 08/29/2011 SGMM Navigators Guide Utilities in Their Smart Grid Transformation The SEI Smart Grid Maturity Model team recently introduced the Smart Grid Maturity Model (SGMM) Navigation process to help utilities adopt SGMM and modernize the electric power grid.
  • 08/10/2011 TSP Symposium 2011 Keynote Speakers to Focus on Software Quality, Methods, and Process The Carnegie Mellon Software Engineering Institute (SEI) announced today the keynote speakers for the upcoming Team Software Process (TSP) Symposium to be held September 19-22, 2011, at the Georgia Tech Hotel and Conference Center in Atlanta.
  • 07/26/2011 SEI Grounds USAID-Albania Effort in CERT® Resilience Management Model Under the auspices of the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), the SEI has undertaken a year-long project to help the Albanian government stand up a national incident management capability.
  • 07/18/2011 SEI Research Team Drives Edge-Enabled App Programming to Tactical Handheld Devices RTSS researchers are working to provide user-controlled system adaptation to first responders, warfighters, and others working with handheld devices in tactical environments.
  • 07/08/2011 CERT Hosts Sixth Annual Meeting of CSIRTs with National Responsibility Representatives from the SEI’s CERT Program recently hosted the 2011 Annual Meeting of Computer Security Incident Response Teams (CSIRTs) with National Responsibility in Vienna, Austria. Inaugurated by CERT in 2006, the meeting provides a forum to discuss the cybersecurity challenges of nations, economies, and critical infrastructures.
  • 06/16/2011 Delegates Discuss Global Excellence in Software and Security at SEPG Europe 2011 Dublin, Ireland, hosted the Carnegie Mellon Software Engineering Institute (SEI) and more than 150 delegates for SEPG Europe 2011 on June 7-9. Delegates from 27 countries around the world participated in three days of rich discussions regarding the present and future of Global Excellence in Software and Security.
  • 06/07/2011 CERT Launches Resilience Users Group The CERT program has launched an innovative new program designed to help organizations become more resilient in the face of operational disruption and stress.
  • 05/31/2011 CERT Uses XNET to Deliver Forensics Challenge CERT recently added a forensics challenge to the 2011 NSA Cyber Defense Exercise.
  • 05/17/2011 SEI Appoints Chief Engineer for Civil & Defense Agency Team Stephany Bellomo was recently named the chief engineer for the Civil & Defense Agency Team at the SEI.
  • 04/06/2011 Four Accomplished Leaders to Keynote SEPG Europe 2011 in Dublin The Carnegie Mellon Software Engineering Institute (SEI) today announced the four thought-leaders who will keynote SEPG Europe 2011 in Dublin, Ireland, on June 7-9, 2011. Martin Curley, Bill Curtis, James Over, and Alexander Springer will explore the theme Global Excellence in Software and Security as it relates to the changing and evolving landscape of software, software systems, process improvement, and software quality and their impact on high-quality software and systems.
  • 03/31/2011 SEI Hosts 23rd Annual SEPG North America in Portland The Carnegie Mellon Software Engineering Institute (SEI) and Portland, Oregon, played host for SEPG North America 2011 from March 21-24, 2011. Approximately 650 professionals convened to learn and explore topics related to The Power of Process. This four-day gathering offered quality tutorials, top-notch technical sessions, engaging keynote addresses, and plentiful networking opportunities.
  • 03/31/2011 Three SEI Members Honored for Contributions to Software and Systems Engineering Three SEI Members were honored for their contributions, innovations, and advocacy in the software and systems engineering and cybersecurity communities.
  • 03/25/2011 New SEI Certificate Equips Software Developers to Succeed with SOA Implementations New SEI Certificate Equips Software Developers to Succeed with SOA Implementations
  • 03/02/2011 Three Internationally Celebrated Leaders to Keynote SATURN 2011 Three recognized leaders in the field of software engineering and software architecture will deliver keynote speeches at the SATURN 2011 Conference, May 16-20, 2011 in Burlingame, California.
  • 12/14/2010 CERT Resilience Management Model Book Published The CERT® Program of the Carnegie Mellon University Software Engineering Institute announced that the CERT Resilience Management Model (CERT®-RMM) Version 1.1 has been published by Addison-Wesley Professional.
  • 11/08/2010 SEI Appoints New Chief Engineer for Army Programs The Carnegie Mellon University Software Engineering Institute (SEI) recently announced that Stephen Blanchette has been named the new chief engineer for Army programs.
  • 10/28/2010 National Medal of Technology Winner Watts Humphrey, 1927 - 2010 Watts Humphrey, founder of the Software Process Program at the Carnegie Mellon Software Engineering Institute (SEI) and recipient of the National Medal of Technology, died today at his home in Sarasota, Florida. He was 83.
  • 10/28/2010 SEI Releases Version 1.3 of CMMI Product Suite The Software Engineering Institute at Carnegie Mellon University released the Capability Maturity Model Integration (CMMI) Version 1.3, which includes improvements to the entire product suite: CMMI for Development (CMMI-DEV), CMMI for Acquisition (CMMI-ACQ), and CMMI for Services (CMMI-SVC).
  • 10/21/2010 SEI and IEEE Software Collaborate for Second Year on Annual SEI Architecture Conference The Carnegie Mellon Software Engineering Institute (SEI) and IEEE Software magazine recently announced that they will collaborate for a second year on the annual SEI Architecture Technology User Network (SATURN) Conference, to be held at the San Francisco Airport Marriott in Burlingame, California, May 16-20, 2011.
  • 09/30/2010 More than 110 Attendees Gather for the TSP Symposium 2010 Attendees from 15 U.S. states and 10 countries around the world visited Pittsburgh, the headquarters city for the Carnegie Mellon Software Engineering Institute, for the TSP Symposium 2010. Themed Changing the World of Software Engineering, the fifth annual Symposium provided seasoned users of the Team Software Process (TSP), those involved in its development and transition, and those who are new to TSP with four days of enriching tutorials, plentiful networking opportunities, and engaging presentations.
  • 08/25/2010 SEI and NASSCOM Host SEPG Asia-Pacific 2010 Marking the second time SEPG was held in the Asia-Pacific region and the first time the conference collaborated with NASSCOM, SEPG Asia-Pacific 2010 was held in dynamic Bangalore, India on August 17-19. The Carnegie Mellon Software Engineering Institute presented the conference in conjunction with the National Association of Software and Service Companies (NASSCOM), which is the premier trade body and the chamber of commerce of the Information Technology (IT)-Business Process Outsourcing (BPO) industries in India.
  • 08/03/2010 SEI Announces New Chief Technology Officer Dr. Douglas C. Schmidt Dr. Douglas C. Schmidt has joined the SEI in its Arlington, Va., office as deputy director, research, and chief technology officer. Schmidt will lead the SEI in identifying and responding to the needs of sponsors, customers, and partners.
  • 07/30/2010 CMMI Representations: Past and Future In this guest column, Mike Phillips discusses the CMMI Model Development Team's thoughts on harmonization and clarification of high maturity in the upcoming CMMI Version 1.3 framework.
  • 07/15/2010 Software Process Improvements Professionals from Around the Globe Gather at SEPG Europe 2010 Process improvement, port wine, and Team Portugal were just three of the highlights from SEPG Europe 2010, which offered four days of enriching learning opportunities and networking with the Software Engineering Institute and software process improvement experts from around the world.
  • 07/06/2010 SMART Evolves to Meet Range of Service-Oriented Architecture Needs SMART now stands for the SOA Migration, Adoption, and Reuse Technique. The new name reflects what Grace Lewis’ team learned in the course of its work: Many organizations aren’t ready to migrate their legacy systems, or they need a greater understanding of what it means to move to a SOA environment. SMART has evolved to accommodate such organizations. “Migration is still a main interest, but there are other entry points into the SOA world” states Lewis.
  • 06/30/2010 SEI Receives Contract Extension From U.S. Government The Software Engineering Institute (SEI) at Carnegie Mellon University has received a five-year contract extension, with a face value of $584 million, from the U.S. government through June 2015.
  • 06/09/2010 Four Software Process Improvement Experts to Keynote SEPG Europe 2010 Four recognized leaders in the process improvement industry have been announced as the keynote speakers at SEPG Europe 2010, June 28 – July 1 in Porto, Portugal. The flagship conference for process professionals, SEPG Europe is an annual gathering where the process community comes together to learn, network, and build their skills in process improvement in software and systems engineering as a means to achieving superior performance.
  • 06/03/2010 Architecture Practitioners Gather to Discuss the Latest Techniques and Practices Software, system, and enterprise architecture practitioners and experts from around the world convened from May 17 to 21 for the sixth annual SEI Architecture Technology User Network (SATURN) Conference where they participated in lively exchanges about developing, acquiring, and maintaining software-intensive systems. 
  • 05/06/2010 SEI, IEEE Software to Present Awards at SATURN 2010 Conference The Software Engineering Institute is pleased to join with IEEE Software to award the IEEE Software Onsite Awards at the SATURN 2010 conference in Minneapolis, May 17-21, 2010. These honorary awards will be based directly on feedback from conference attendees.
  • 05/03/2010 Watts Humphrey Publishes New Book of Reflections on Management A new book by Watts Humphrey, National Medal of Technology Winner and a senior fellow at the Carnegie Mellon Software Engineering Institute (SEI), has just been published by Addison-Wesley as the latest installment in the SEI Series in Software Engineering. The book offers management insights and advice collected from Humphrey’s previously published books, articles, and interviews.
  • 04/08/2010 Board Game Gives Insights into Making Hard Choices in Architecture There are several ways to learn about software architecture. You could read Software Architecture Principles and Practices, Second Edition by Len Bass, Paul Clements, and Rick Kazman. You could join the software architecture community and comment on insightful blog posts and forums. You could take a class such as the Software Architecture Principles and Practices course, which is available both at the SEI and online. But did you know that you can also learn about essential software architecture principles and practices by playing a board game?
  • 03/31/2010 SEI Membership Presents Annual Awards The Carnegie Mellon Software Engineering Institute (SEI) Member Awards for leadership in software and systems engineering were presented Tuesday, March 23, at the SEPG North America 2010 conference in Savannah, Ga.
  • 03/31/2010 Team Launches New Course for Accelerated Improvement Members of the Team Software Process (TSP) team at the SEI have developed and launched a new course that presents the SEI’s new fast track to process improvement, the Accelerated Improvement Method (AIM). The course, called Implementing CMMI for High Performance, an Executive Seminar,” is offered for the first time at the SEI in Pittsburgh on April 19. The course also is available for onsite delivery.
  • 03/25/2010 U.S. Army Group to Discuss Software Acquisition at SATURN Conference The SEI’s Architecture Tradeoff Analysis Method (ATAM) is a leading method of software architecture evaluation, and many groups and organizations have used it to improve their software-reliant systems. A study of the impact of ATAM evaluations on the Army was reported in the SEI’s technical note “Impact of Army Architecture Evaluations,” written by Rod Nord, John Bergey, Stephen Blanchette, and Mark Klein. However, the Army isn’t the only organization benefiting from the ATAM.
  • 03/15/2010 Organizations Become First Strategic Partners for TSP Two highly respected organizations halfway around the world from each other recently signed agreements to become SEI strategic partners for the Team Software Process (TSP). Next Process Institute, Kawasaki, Japan, and Instituto Tecnológico de Estudios Superiores de Monterrey (Tec de Monterrey), Mexico, are now authorized to offer TSP services that previously were not available locally.
  • 03/10/2010 Smart Grid Innovator Wayne R. Longcore to Keynote SATURN 2010 Wayne R. Longcore, recognized industry thought leader and key contributor to the nation’s high profile efforts to modernize the electric power grid, will deliver a keynote address at the Software Engineering Institute (SEI) Architecture Technology User Network (SATURN) 2010 Conference, May 17-21, 2010 in Minneapolis, Minn., the SEI announced today.
  • 02/18/2010 SEI Director Named to Esteemed National Academy of Engineering The Software Engineering Institute announced today that SEI Director and CEO Paul D. Nielsen has been elected to the National Academy of Engineering (NAE).
  • 02/15/2010 SEI Expresses Condolences on Passing of U.S. Representative John Murtha The Carnegie Mellon Software Engineering Institute (SEI) extends its condolences to the family of U.S. Representative John M. Murtha who died Monday, February 8. Murtha represented Pennsylvania’s 12th Congressional District since 1974 and was the first Vietnam War combat veteran elected to Congress.
  • 01/25/2010 SOA: Rumors of its Death More Than ‘Greatly Exaggerated’ Echoing writer Mark Twain and others, rumors of the death of service-oriented architecture (SOA) have been “greatly exaggerated.” Even more, SOA seems to be thriving a year after the influential Burton Group Application Platform Blog penned its obituary (“SOA met its demise on January 1, 2009”).
  • 01/19/2010 SEI Celebrates a Quarter Century of Leadership This year, the Carnegie Mellon Software Engineering Institute (SEI) will celebrate its 25th anniversary as a federally funded research and development center (FFRDC). While the Institute celebrates its past accomplishments, it is ready to tackle the new and upcoming technology challenges in software and systems engineering.
  • 01/06/2010 Softtek Executive Agustin De La Maza to Keynote SEPG North America 2010 Recognized as a pioneer and leader of the near-shore services industry in Mexico, Agustin De La Maza has been announced as a keynote speaker at SEPG North America 2010, March 21 – 25, 2010, in Savannah, Georgia.
  • 12/09/2009 Cloud Computing: Finding the Silver Lining, Not the Silver Bullet In recent months, technology news headlines have been dominated by cloud computing—a large-scale model in which computing power, software, storage services, and platforms are delivered on demand to external customers. The latest news came in mid-September with the announcement of, a government website where federal agencies will be able to buy cloud computing applications and services to replace on-site systems.
  • 11/24/2009 Creating a Framework for Reliability Validation The SEI and the U.S. Army Aviation and Missile Research Development and Engineering Center (AMRDEC) recently began a one-year engagement that aims to develop a comprehensive approach to overcome deficiencies with the testing now being done to validate software and system reliability.
  • 11/17/2009 CERT Tactical Response and Analysis Challenge Tests Cybersecurity Skills Throughout the first day of competition, Poland and Australia were jockeying for the lead, but at the end of the two-day challenge, it was Australia in first place among the 29 competing teams from 20 countries. No, it wasn’t the Olympics or World Cup; the five-person Australia 1 team took first place in the Tactical Response and Analysis Challenge (TRAC) conducted by the SEI’s CERT Program as part of the weeklong International Cyber Defense Workshop (ICDW), which concluded November 13.
  • 10/29/2009 Jim Highsmith, Leader of the Agile Movement, to Keynote SATURN 2010 Conference Acclaimed author and leader of the Agile movement Jim Highsmith has been announced as a keynote speaker for the SEI Architecture Technology User Network Conference (SATURN 2010), May 17 to 21, 2010, in Minneapolis, Minn.
  • 10/19/2009 SEI Technical Staff Members Recognized by Leading Associations Recently, several technical staff members at the SEI were recognized by their peers for their contributions to science, technology, and software engineering.
  • 10/06/2009 Inaugural SEPG Asia-Pacific Conference Held in Japan October 6, 2009—The inaugural SEPG Asia-Pacific conference was held September 16-18 in Osaka, Japan. Delegates came from 13 different countries for the first SEPG conference for process professionals in the Asia-Pacific region.
  • 09/30/2009 SEI Kicks Off Second Year of Webinar Series September 30, 2009—This fall, the SEI kicks off the second year of the SEI Webinar Series, a new delivery method that brings the latest research, best practices and solutions developed at the SEI directly to the global community of software and systems engineers and security specialists.
  • 09/23/2009 SEI, IEEE Software To Collaborate on SATURN 2010 Conference The SEI and IEEE Software magazine agreed recently to collaborate on the 6th Annual SEI Architecture Technology User Network (SATURN) conference, to be held in Minneapolis, Minn., May 17 to 21, 2010.
  • 08/28/2009 Software Engineering Institute Introduces New Website The Software Engineering Institute (SEI) is pleased to announce the launch of a newly redesigned website that focuses on solutions for software engineering problems. The new site provides visitors with significant improvements in navigation, accessibility, and appearance.
  • 07/30/2009 Paul D. Nielsen Reappointed as Software Engineering Institute Director, CEO Paul D. Nielsen, director and CEO of the Carnegie Mellon Software Engineering Institute (SEI), has been reappointed to a second five-year term, announced Mark Kamlet, executive vice president and provost of Carnegie Mellon University.
  • 07/21/2009 Paul D. Nielsen, SEI Director and CEO, Testifies Before U.S. House of Representatives SEI Director and CEO Paul D. Nielsen testified before the United States House of Representatives Defense Acquisition Reform Panel of the Committee on Armed Services on July 9, 2009, on the challenges and opportunities the Armed Services face in defense acquisition.
  • 07/17/2009 Secure Coding in C and C++: Efforts Lead to Book, Course, Community, Coding Standard It’s a frequent yet unintended mistake among software developers. A software developer copies a string in memory, but in doing so, unwittingly creates a vulnerability that can be exploited by an attacker to execute malicious code.
  • 07/16/2009 SEI and EDM Council Partner to Create Process for Measuring Data Management Maturity New Initiative Extends the SEI’s Proven Capability Maturity Model Integration (CMMI) and CERT Resiliency Management Model to Meet Challenges in the Financial Industry
  • 07/16/2009 SEI Announces New Acquisition Support Program (ASP)/Interagency and Cyber Executive Director The Software Engineering Institute announced recently that Terry W. Roberts recently joined the SEI in its Arlington, Va., office as executive director of the Acquisition Support Program (ASP)/Interagency and Cyber.

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