Cyber research and development contract with Carnegie Mellon extended by DoD, has $2.7 billion valueNews
July 07, 2020
PITTSBURGH, Pa. Carnegie Mellon University has extended its contract with the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) regarding operation of its Software Engineering Institute -- for an additional term of five years with a value of up to $2.7 billion -- thereby ensuring that the federally funded research and development center (FFRDC) will continue to support national security by advancing and transitioning the science, technologies, and practices needed to make software a strategic advantage for the DoD.
As part of Carnegie Mellon University, a leading academic institution in the area of research and education in computer science and engineering, the SEI is uniquely positioned to develop technologies and practices to surmount difficult engineering and cybersecurity challenges in the U.S.'s critical infrastructure and in fields such as robotics and artificial intelligence.
“The work of the SEI in collaboration with other research efforts across the university magnifies the impact we can achieve not only for the DoD, but also more generally for Pittsburgh and the nation,” said J. Michael McQuade, CMU vice president for research. “Extending the work of the SEI helps to ensure that we continue to be a high-tech anchor for the region, supporting jobs and recruitment of research talent to CMU and to the area.”