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The SEI provides access to more than 5,000 documents from three decades of research on best practices in software engineering. These documents include technical reports, presentations, webinars, podcasts, blogs, and other searchable materials. You can search our database to find publications that span the SEI's history as well as current research.

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Alfred Schenker

A Strategy for Component Product Lines: Report 3: Component Product Line Governance

October 04, 2023 • Special Report
Alfred Schenker, Sholom G. Cohen

This report provides guidance for the community involved with developing and sustaining product lines of components used by the U.S....

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U.S. Leadership in Software Engineering & AI Engineering: Critical Needs & Priorities Workshop - Executive Summary

October 03, 2023 • White Paper
Anita Carleton, Forrest Shull, Douglas Schmidt (Vanderbilt University), Erin Harper, John E. Robert, Ipek Ozkaya

A joint SEI/NITRD workshop will advance U.S. national interests through software and AI engineering and accelerate progress across virtually all scientific...

Brett Tucker

Cyber Supply Chain Risk Management: No Silver Bullet

October 02, 2023 • Webcast
Brett Tucker

In this webcast, Brett Tucker renews an emphasis on using robust enterprise risk management to achieve operational resilience in the cyber supply...

Dustin Updyke

Simulating Realistic Human Activity Using Large Language Model Directives

October 02, 2023 • Technical Report
Dustin D. Updyke, Thomas G. Podnar, Sean Huff

The authors explore how activities generated from the GHOSTS Framework’s NPC client compare to activities produced by GHOSTS’ default behavior and...

Julie Cohen

Why Your Software Cost Estimates Change Over Time and How DevSecOps Data Can Help Reduce Cost Risk

September 29, 2023 • White Paper
Julie B. Cohen

Early software cost estimates are often off by over 40%; this paper discusses how programs must continually update estimates as more information becomes...


A Retrospective in Engineering Large Language Models for National Security

September 29, 2023 • White Paper
The Software Engineering Institute

This document discusses the findings, recommendations, and lessons learned from engineering a large language model for national security use...