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The SEI: The Leader in Software Engineering and Cybersecurity

At the SEI, we research complex software engineering, cybersecurity, and AI engineering problems; create and test innovative technologies; and transition maturing solutions into practice. We have been working with the Department of Defense, government agencies, and private industry since 1984 to help meet mission goals and gain strategic advantage.

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Latest Publications

Advancing Risk Management Capability Using the OCTAVE FORTE Process

Advancing Risk Management Capability Using the OCTAVE FORTE Process

November 17, 2020 • Technical Note
Brett Tucker

OCTAVE FORTE is a process model that helps organizations evaluate their security risks and use ERM principles to bridge the gap between executives and practitioners.

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Analytic Capabilities for Improved Software Program Management

Analytic Capabilities for Improved Software Program Management

November 02, 2020 • White Paper
David ZubrowChristopher Miller

This white paper describes an update to the SEI Quantifying Uncertainty in Early Lifecycle Cost Estimation approach.

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AI Engineering for Defense and National Security: A Report from the October 2019 Community of Interest Workshop

AI Engineering for Defense and National Security: A Report from the October 2019 Community of Interest Workshop

October 29, 2020 • Special Report

Based on a workshop with thought leaders in the field, this report identifies recommended areas of focus for AI Engineering for Defense and National Security.

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Our Work

At the Software Engineering Institute (SEI), we research complex software engineering, cybersecurity, and artificial intelligence engineering problems; create and test innovative technologies; and transition maturing solutions into practice. The U.S. Department of Defense, as well as other public agencies and private businesses, can meet mission goals and gain strategic advantage by using tools, technologies, and practices developed or matured by the SEI.

News

SEI Releases OCTAVE FORTE Model for Enterprise Risk Management

SEI Releases OCTAVE FORTE Model for Enterprise Risk Management

November 17, 2020 • Press Release

The OCTAVE FORTE (OCTAVE For the Enterprise) model for enterprise risk management helps executives and other decision makers understand and prioritize the complex risks affecting their organizations.

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AI Engineering Report Highlights Needs and Challenges to Focus Emerging Discipline

AI Engineering Report Highlights Needs and Challenges to Focus Emerging Discipline

October 29, 2020 • Article

The conclusions of a 2019 SEI workshop describe nine areas of need for the defense and national security AI systems of the future.

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SEI Releases Software Engineering Measurement and Analysis Course Materials

SEI Releases Software Engineering Measurement and Analysis Course Materials

October 28, 2020 • Article

Presentations and sample datasets for three courses on software product and process improvement are now available to download from the SEI website.

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Office of the Director of National Intelligence Sponsors SEI to Lead National AI Engineering Initiative

Office of the Director of National Intelligence Sponsors SEI to Lead National AI Engineering Initiative

October 14, 2020 • Press Release

The SEI, with funding and guidance from the ODNI, will lead a national initiative to advance the discipline of AI engineering for defense and national security.

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Education and Outreach

Discover our numerous training and credentialing opportunities for individual professional development. We also offer workforce development and licensing opportunities for organizations to apply best practices to their operations.

Work With Us

In addition to our work with agencies across the United States government, we partner with academic institutions and private companies to solve key technical challenges for current and future software-reliant systems. You can sponsor research and development, collaborate with us on research, and even get guidance from us to implement new methods.

Careers

Pursue your passion and work alongside world-recognized leaders in the field of software engineering. We invite you to view current employment opportunities, learn about benefits of working at the SEI, and apply for a position.

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