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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

Digital Engineering Effectiveness

Digital Engineering Effectiveness

May 20, 2022 • White Paper

This paper explores why developers of cyber-physical systems have been slow to embrace digital engineering (DE), how DE methods should be tailored to achieve their stakeholders' goals, and how to measure the effectiveness of DE-enabled workflows.

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Guidance for Tailoring DoD Request for Proposals (RFPs) to Include Modeling

Guidance for Tailoring DoD Request for Proposals (RFPs) to Include Modeling

April 27, 2022 • Special Report
Julie B. CohenTom MerendinoRobert Wojcik

This report provides guidance for government program offices that are including digital engineering/modeling requirements into a request for proposal.

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Modeling to Support DoD Acquisition Lifecycle Events (Version 1.4)

Modeling to Support DoD Acquisition Lifecycle Events (Version 1.4)

April 26, 2022 • White Paper
Julie B. CohenTom MerendinoRob Wojcik

This document provides suggestions for producing requirement, system, and software models that will be used to support various DoD system acquisition lifecycle events.

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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 to Sponsor Small Business Networking Event

SEI to Sponsor Small Business Networking Event

May 5, 2022 • Press Release

The event gives small businesses the opportunity to network directly with university procurement teams, federal agencies, and government contractors.

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DevSecOps Days Pittsburgh 2022 Program Announced

DevSecOps Days Pittsburgh 2022 Program Announced

April 8, 2022 • Article

The conference on integrating security into DevOps practices will be held virtually April 27.

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International Conference on Software and Systems Processes 2022 Opens Registration and Announces Program

International Conference on Software and Systems Processes 2022 Opens Registration and Announces Program

April 6, 2022 • Article

The conference will feature keynote speakers Ita Richardson of the University of Limerick, Grady Booch of IBM, and Tom Longstaff of the SEI.

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2012 Technical Debt Paper Co-authored by SEI’s Nord and Ozkaya Wins “Most Influential” Award

2012 Technical Debt Paper Co-authored by SEI’s Nord and Ozkaya Wins “Most Influential” Award

March 25, 2022 • Article

The International Conference on Software Architecture praised the 2012 paper on architectural technical debt by Rod Nord and Ipek Ozkaya, who still innovate in this area.

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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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