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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…. […]


Interoperability is Easy, Right?

When I first sat down to talk with Mario Hyland (@interopguy), AEGIS.net’s founder, we focused on the fundamental concept of interoperability. Despite a plethora of definitions created by different standards development organizations (SDOs), Mario’s definition seemed simple enough to me. He defines interoperability as, “[the] Exchange of information between two systems where […]


Decoding CMMI- People, Processes, and Value

If you are like most people, you do not think of the Capability Maturity Model Integration (CMMI) often. It is an acronym among acronyms in a town that loves them; if you are familiar at all it is perhaps in vague and nonspecific terms. You may know CMMI – or […]


CES 2016 Part 2

I had the opportunity to attend the annual Consumer Electronics Show this year in Las Vegas as well as the CES Government (CESG) conference that took place just before the big show. The obvious reaction one has to a trip like this is, “Seriously? That’s a boondoggle if I’ve ever […]