Carnegie Mellon University Software Engineering Institute (SEI) research and development (R&D) activities focus on addressing critical software and cybersecurity needs of the U. S. Department of Defense (DoD).
The SEI applies a strategy of create-apply-amplify to assure continual innovation in its development and delivery of usable tools, technologies, and practices. In this R&D portfolio approach, the SEI creates new solutions or identifies and improves emerging ones found in academia and other government R&D facilities. Then, the SEI validates those solutions in real-world government and industry contexts, through prototyping and pilot programs. Finally, the SEI works with the software and cybersecurity communities to accelerate widespread adoption.
The SEI research and engineering staff includes recognized leaders in acquisition, software quality, software assurance and cybersecurity. Their work concentrates on development improvement in these areas:
In addition to expert staff, the SEI possesses organizational capabilities that enable effective R&D, including