The SEI helps advance software engineering principles and practices and serves as a national resource in software engineering, computer security, and process improvement. The SEI works closely with defense and government organizations, industry, and academia to continually improve software-intensive systems. Its core purpose is to help organizations improve their software engineering capabilities and develop or acquire the right software, defect free, within budget and on time, every time.
A warfighter in a tactical situation captures data using a sensor connected to a mobile
handheld device and needs results quickly to make important decisions. However, issues such as device, energy and network limitations and lack of service reliability often interfere.The SEI investigates and applies principles of cloud computing to support compute- and energy-intensive tasks on resource-constrained handheld devices in tactical environments.