The Software Engineering Division (SED) is responsible for
the engineering of software and information systems
throughout all phases (formulation through on-orbit
operations) of NASA programs and projects. These systems
include: flight, ground, and science data software for
spacecraft monitoring, control, on-orbit performance
management and operations; spacecraft data processing and
analysis, and information management; and science data
analysis and management. The SED focuses on the development
of reusable flight and ground architectures and frameworks
to reduce mission cost, decrease development time, minimize
customer risk, and increase the scientific value of information
products. The SED provides expertise in software systems
engineering, secure environments, and the software product
development lifecycle to ensure the delivery of reliable
software and information systems solutions.
The SED's leadership and vision in identifying and applying
emerging software technologies enables future science and
exploration missions, enhances science return, and
simplifies system development and operation. The SED
accomplishes this through close collaboration within GSFC,
and with other NASA Centers, Government agencies, academia,
The SED provides software products, services and expertise
to ensure the success of NASA missions and NASA partners.
Products, services and expertise include: flight,
ground and science data systems and technologies; mission
environments, software engineering, software systems
engineering, mission operations and mission validation.
The Software Engineering Division is recognized within the
aerospace community as the "Go-To" organization for
reliable, innovative and cost effective data and software
systems and technologies.