Software Engineering Institute | Carnegie Mellon University
Software Engineering Institute | Carnegie Mellon University


The primary sponsor for the SEI within the DoD is the office of the Under Secretary of Defense for Acquisition, Technology, and Logistics (USD(AT&L)) and the Office of the Assistant Secretary of Defense for Research and Engineering (OASD R&E). Sponsor oversight and guidance of the SEI is supported by a Joint Advisory Council that assists with

  • developing the SEI's long-term research plan and annual line-funded research program
  • providing guidance to foster consistency between the SEI's core statement and the DoD's goals and objectives
  • strengthening the unique FFRDC special relationship with the acquisition and information technology communities

In addition, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security supports long-term SEI work to produce and transition technologies and practices that reduce the opportunity for—and limit the damage of—cyber attacks.