Software and Cyber Solutions Symposium 2018: Acquisition, Security, and the Supply Chain

Springfield, VA — September 12-13, 2018

When building and acquiring software-reliant systems, the stakes are high and the risks can be daunting. Today’s systems are built with newly developed software, along with legacy, COTS, and open source applications, libraries, and data. Leveraging existing software components can help deliver capability at reduced cost, but what are the risks? How can you know what’s in the software that powers your mission-critical capabilities and how resilient it is to attacks?

When you consider additional factors such as need to increase the pace of acquisition and the use of multiple providers in different teaming arrangements, it’s clear that new tactics are needed to manage and secure a supply chain that includes software.

This two-day event on acquisition, security, and the supply chain will be held September 12-13, 2018, at The Waterford in Springfield, Virginia.The first day, September 12, will be plenary sessions. Tutorials will be offered on September 13.

Who Should Attend

Anyone working with projects or programs that require the acquisition of software-intensive systems, including  DoD or other government program managers, project managers, software engineers, and contractors.

Attendees will...

  • learn methods for understanding, managing, and securing supply chains that involve software
  • hear from leading experts in the field of software engineering about methods, technical innovations, and practices
  • find innovative approaches to the challenges within their organizations
  • network and participate in informal “Ask an Expert” sessions


The one-day symposium is free to attendees. The SEI will also offer several tutorials on related topics, free to government attendees, on the day after the symposium.

This symposium is the second in a series of events covering different topics in software and cyber engineering.


Springfield, VA

Arlington, VA

The Software and Cyber Solutions Symposium: Acquisition, Security, and the Supply Chain will be held at the Waterford in Springfield, VA.

Waterford at Springfield
6715 Commerce Street
Springfield, VA 22150

The Waterford website offers directions from your location. Lots and a garage are available.

The closest Metro stop is the Franconia Springfield, 1.7 miles from the venue.