The SEI helps advance software engineering principles and practices and serves as a national resource in software engineering, computer security, and process improvement. The SEI works closely with defense and government organizations, industry, and academia to continually improve software-intensive systems. Its core purpose is to help organizations improve their software engineering capabilities and develop or acquire the right software, defect free, within budget and on time, every time.
"The combination of good quality practices and a focus on defect removal as well as the vulnerability tracking tools, gives you the best approach that we’ve seen. We have seen five or six specific cases where this strategy has produced really outstanding results."
"Everyone seem to be playing in this space right now...The government certainly is looking at this for cost efficiencies. We're seeing an emergence of social platforms. The software repositories are serving as an opportunity for developers who have an interest in similar products to work on each other's software"
"The point of the assurance case and the thing that the government is understanding is that it creates an artifact that allows them or their independent assessor…to evaluate that the evidence shows the claim's been satisfied."
"The idea is to be able to develop highly capable, rapidly evolving, innovative systems, but to do so in a way where the risk of completion of projects is within the bounds of acceptability for major systems developments."