- Associated Press - Tuesday, July 28, 2015

July 28—The Defense Department has agreed to fund Carnegie Mellon University’s Software Engineering Institute for at least five more years with the option of funding it for twice as long.

Founded in 1984 as a federally funded research center, the institute researches software engineering and cybersecurity techniques for the government and helps it acquire software from contractors.

The new contract commits $732 million through 2020 and another $1 billion if the Defense Department exercises its option to fund the institute through 2025.

“It is an honor for CMU to be selected to manage the government’s research and development center for software engineering and cybersecurity at such a critical time for this work,” CMU President Subra Suresh said.

The Software Engineering Institute is the only federally funded research and development center focused specifically on software-related security and engineering issues. The institute employs 619 people.

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