Insights


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 […]


Innovation and Acquisition

At CES Government in Las Vegas this year, I had the privilege of speaking as part of a panel focused on the topic of “Innovation and Acquisition: the Disabling Disconnect.” The central theme was that the federal government continues to struggle with how to get out of its own way in […]


HL7 FHIR Implementer Certification…Coming Soon

This past October at the 30th Annual HL7® Plenary, Working Group Meeting and FHIR® Connectathon 14 event, I realized it was my three-year anniversary of attendance. True, that may not sound like a long time to those seasoned HL7 veterans but my focus has been and remains the HL7 FHIR […]


Best of CES 2017

I realize this is quite long for a blog post, and I apologize in advance for that. Save it for a time when you need some light reading… I made my second consecutive trip to the annual Consumer Electronics Show (CES) this year in conjunction with the CES Government conference. […]


Book Review: It’s All Upside Down

I had the opportunity last year to do something I had never done before – review and critique a book as it was in development. The book is called, “It’s All Upside Down” written by Paul McMahon, a true pioneer in the software engineering world. Given his impressive track record […]


Will the Robots Hire Us?

Earlier this month I attended the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas leading up to CES Government, which I believe is the best event of the year bringing government and industry executives together for collaboration. I plan to write another post focused on cool tech I saw at CES, but […]


Questionable Assumptions Threaten Federal Contracting Reform

There’s no question that federal contracting for technology services is finally achieving significant momentum toward innovations that are long overdue. To be clear: the acquisition techniques themselves are innovating in order to allow, in turn, for the end result of what the government receives to be technologically innovative. That’s a […]


Great Day, Great Cause for Golf

On Tuesday, July 19, AEGIS sponsored the Beacon Health Options 4th annual Stamp Out Stigma golf outing at Bayville in Norfolk, Virginia. Once again this year, proceeds went to the National Military Family Association to improve support for servicemembers, Veterans, and their families recovering from mental illness.  While it was also […]


AEGIS’ Process Improvement Health Kick

This is a version of the story I told in January 2016 for the CMMI Institute’s Capability Challenge webinar series and again at the finals in Annapolis on May 9, 2016. The following day, May 10, AEGIS was awarded the inaugural Capability Challenge Championship. I hope you enjoy the story…. […]