Yearly Archives: 2017


Discussion: Open Source or Commercial Security Software?

Last month I attended a cybersecurity networking event through which I had some intriguing discussions. One such discussion occurred when I asked a security professional what type of tools they utilized to which he replied “We use more open-source tools such as OWASP Zap.” I responded “Are you concerned with […]


Kanban: Not Just For Making Cars

Rewind back to 2015. My manager walks in and asks us to gather round as he announces excitedly we’ll be using kanban. “Kanban … isn’t that a manufacturing scheduling system?” I was slightly confused. I studied the concept in college. But I work as an automation tester, how is this […]


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. […]