Touchstone and FHIR Testing at DevDays 2017

Back in January of this year at the HL7 FHIR Connectathon 14 held in San Antonio, TX, I began discussing with the folks from Furore the possibility of presenting at their upcoming FHIR DevDays 2017 event. This was after my Saturday morning breakout sessions at the Connectathon where I gave […]


Where’s AEGIS? November 2017

In November 2017, AEGIS.net will be attending the following events: November 15-16: IHE ITI Technical Committee Meeting November 15-17: FHIR Dev Days AEGIS’s Richard Ettema will be leading the following sessions: General Introduction to FHIR – 11/16, 9:00am-9:40am Test Driven Development I – 11/16, 11:30am-12:10pm Test Driven Development II – […]


In Memoriam: Marc Genberg

It is with a heavy heart that I write this post to commemorate the life of one of our AEGISians, Marc Genberg who passed away earlier this month. Marc joined AEGIS eight years ago and led our IV&V and automated testing program at the Dept. of State. He also contributed […]


Where’s AEGIS? October 2017

In October 2017, AEGIS.net will be attending the following events: October 1-5: Gartner Symposium October 11: GTSC Cybersecurity Day October 16: USCIS Day October 16-17: IHE ITI Planning Committee Meeting October 24-26: Commonwell Fall Summit October 29-31: ACT-IAC 2017 Executive Leadership Conference We look forward to connecting with you!


HL7 FHIR Connectathon #16

The next HL7 FHIR Connectathon event, #16, will host close to, if not more than, 200 attendees this weekend – Sep 9 & 10 – with 17+ testing tracks. And, just like I’ve done for the last two, I will once again be providing a couple of Saturday morning breakout […]


Where’s AEGIS? September 2017

In September 2017, AEGIS.net will be attending the following events: September 9-10: HL7 FHIR Connectathon September 11-14: HL7 Working Group Meeting We look forward to promoting interoperability among systems and connecting with you!


Embedded – Observations of an Agile IV&V Guinea Pig

~95% of my 25-year software consulting career has been spent in the service of, or contracted to, various offices and agencies of the United States Government. A considerable portion of the last 15 of those years has seen me plying my trade in the form of Independent Verification and Validation […]


AEGIS Wins ACT-IAC Innovation Award

AEGIS’ Developers Integration Lab was awarded the 2017 ACT-IAC Igniting Innovation “Dynamite Award” in the category of Transformer.  From a pool of 116 original candidates, 30 finalists presented to a panel of judges on April 26 at the Reagan Center in Washington, DC, and we were one of the four “Dynamite” awardees. […]


Test Like You Mean It

Tonight begins the second round of the 2017 NHL Stanley Cup playoffs for our hometown Washington Capitals. They have no doubt spent the past few days furiously practicing in preparation for facing the reigning champs, the Pittsburgh Penguins. It occurs to me that as they have practiced, their coaches didn’t […]


HIMSS 2017 Debrief – FHIR Myths and Misconceptions 1

After successfully navigating my way back home, the HIMSS 2017 conference is now a fading memory of a whirlwind of events – presentations, education sessions, parties and numerous conversations – not to mention thousands of steps through the exhibit hall and beyond.  My focus, as always, for the past few […]