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Software Assurance

SEI helps DOT/ VOLPE/FAA/NASA programs and vendors navigate design assurance compliance, with a focus on safe, robust, and reliable solutions.



  • Leader in defining software assurance policy for FAA Safety Office 

  • Key presence on RTCA DO-178 and DO-278 committees on airborne and ground systems’ software design assurance


  • Safety-driven approach to identify assurance levels for NextGen and system modifications

  • Thorough compliance checklists and guidance—in use by FAA Safety Office

  • Compliance gap analysis—engaged by FAA to assess compliance for ADS-B, ERAM, STARS, Tower Data Link, Linux O/S



  • Work with vendors to set up assurance level-compliant engineering processes from the start

  • Evaluate equivalent methods of compliance for COTS and modified COTS products

  • Practical approach to resolve compliance gaps—for acquisitions and modifications in-process

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