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2021 Year in Review Showcases Accomplishments in AI, Cybersecurity, and Software Engineering

2021 Year in Review Showcases Accomplishments in AI, Cybersecurity, and Software Engineering

June 1, 2022—The SEI today published the 2021 SEI Year in Review, a report spotlighting some of the SEI’s notable projects performed or completed by the end of the 2021 fiscal year. The Year in Review spans the institute’s technical portfolio of research and development in software engineering, cybersecurity, and artificial intelligence (AI) at the intersection of government, industry, and academia.

The articles in this year’s edition show how SEI experts advanced the technological state of the art as well as the capabilities of multiple federal defense and security agencies, including the U.S. Air Force, U.S. Army, Defense Information Systems Agency, Office of the Director of National Intelligence, Office of the Under Secretary of Defense for Research and Engineering, and more.

“We have been able to take these and other significant strides in an uncertain time for several reasons,” wrote SEI Director and CEO Paul Nielsen in the Year in Review. “Driven by our organizational values, we work collaboratively within the SEI, with researchers at Carnegie Mellon University and other leading universities, and with stakeholders in government and industry.”

Read the 2021 SEI Year in Review online or download a PDF to learn more about our work in

  • Architecture Analysis and Design Language (AADL)
  • software architecture
  • machine learning uncertainty
  • quantum computing advantage
  • cybersecurity engineering assessment
  • software engineering research and development
  • AI engineering
  • DevSecOps modeling
  • software pipeline assurance
  • AI data processing pipelines
  • multicore processor timing
  • Software Acquisition Pathway
  • rapid certifiable trust of cyber-physical systems
  • universal command and control language