Monthly Archives: February 2018


Ready, FHIR, Test! Set your sights on testing

Why FHIR implementations need a special kind of testing to ensure success – and how to do it So, you’ve heard about, and maybe even started investigating, this Health IT specification called HL7® FHIR®. Maybe you’ve been playing with FHIR (yes, pun intended) now for weeks, months or even years. […]


Disclosure: How Spectre and Meltdown exposed ethical challenges facing US companies

  On Jan 3rd, Intel confirmed a leaked report published by The Register that nearly every CPU it had produced since 1995 contained major hardware vulnerabilities. The flaws collectively called Spectre and Meltdown unfortunately were also present on chips from rivals ARM, AMD, Qualcomm and even Apple. How did every […]


Ensuring the right people for the job

The Homeland Security and Defense Business Council recently released The Business of Homeland Security report authored by Grant Thornton that’s part of the 20/20 Project on the Homeland Security Enterprise. The report is based on a survey conducted last summer (2017) of current and former DHS officials as well as […]


Best of CES 2018

This is my third annual trip report on the Consumer Electronic Show (CES), presented each January in Las Vegas by the Consumer Technology Association (CTA). I attended CES as a precursor to the CES Government (CESG) conference which was once again outstanding. But here is my CES 2018 story. Warning, […]


Latest Lessons from Japan on Agile

Warning to IT – the Japanese industry that gave us the seeds of modern software development methodologies (Lean, Agile) are seeing their models fail. Why? In part, they reduced testing, cut skilled, experienced personnel in favor of less expensive labor, and essentially rubber-stamped inspections (or worse). Lesson: modern methods don’t […]