06 Oct 10. Elbit Systems of America, LLC, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Elbit Systems Ltd. has been accepted as a Software Engineering Institute (SEI) Partner by Carnegie Mellon University. The SEI is a U.S. Department of Defense federally funded research and development center operated by Carnegie Mellon University. The SEI helps organizations make measured improvements in their software engineering capabilities by providing technical leadership to advance the practice of software engineering. SEI Partners are trained, evaluated, and selected by the SEI and are the only source of official SEI courses and services from outside the SEI. SEI Partners provide courses, appraisal services and/or coaching services in one or more of the following areas: Capability Maturity Model Integration (CMMI), software architecture, software engineering measurement and analysis and the Team Software Process. As an SEI Partner, Elbit Systems of America is licensed to provide official SEI services in CMMI.