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Carnegie Mellon SEI scores $1bn military software dev deal

For 'R&D pertinent to national defense'

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The Software Engineering Institute (SEI) at Carnegie Mellon university has been awarded an almost $1bn military contract for "software research and development pertinent to national defense".

This doesn't mean that the $994,997,561 deal is meant for some secret project, or any specific programme at all; rather it makes funding available for the US Department of Defense to award to projects as it may require them. Defense Industry Daily notes that this is the fourth time that the government has renewed the SEI contract: previous deals were inked in 1990, 1995 and 2000.

The Institute was originally established in 1984 as a federally funded R&D centre devoted to advancing software engineering. Examples of previous Defense work have included development of the Capability Maturity Model system, widely used by defence systems-integrator contractors, and efforts to address vulnerabilities in Java.

The umbrella deal announced yesterday is managed by the USAF Electronic Systems Center at Hanscom airforce base in Massachusetts (reference: FA8721-05-C-0003, P00108). ®

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