Michael Callihan


About Michael Callihan

Mr. Callihan has more than two decades of experience in software engineering and business consulting. His expertise is in application architecture and helping customers develop best practices in enterprise software development. Mr. Callihan has worked with large government organizations including more than 15 years with the US Army, and many large corporations – Perspecta (EDS,HP,DXC), Time Warner, and various health care systems. His experience includes object-oriented analysis, design and programming, team mentorship, technical training, and project management. Mr. Callihan is a Project Management Institute (PMI) certified Project Management Professional (PMP) and a certified Lean Six Sigma Sensei (LSSS). He is a graduate of Carnegie Mellon University with degrees in Information and Decision Systems and Industrial Management. He is a member of the Executive Committee of the Government Business Executive Forum (GBEF) and a member of the Executive Steering Committee of the Dept. of Health and Human Services (HHS) Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT (ONC) FHIR at Scale Tackforce (FAST).

Dr. Barry West Joins AEGIS Advisory Board

AEGIS is pleased to announced that Dr. Barry West has joined our newly formed Advisory Board as its founding member. Dr. West, who has been engaged with us all summer in a strategic consulting role agreed to anchor our new board and help us advance our new strategic initiatives. With […]


AEGIS adds Jason Hannah as newest VP

AEGIS is excited to announce that Jason Hannah has joined us as our newest Vice President. In this role, Mr. Hannah will oversee growth strategy for products and services, marketing and communications, proposal and teaming and long-term business growth planning. To  support that growth strategy, Mr. Hannah brings over 20 […]


Why Software Testing Needs Independence

We all know at least one person – who may or may not be considered a hypochondriac – who self-diagnoses his or her own health maladies. We sometimes know them well enough they will admit that, when they go the doctor and the doctor runs her own tests, the diagnosis […]


AEGIS Retains CMMI ML3 Ratings

We are very happy once again to announce that our recent CMMI SCAMPI Class A appraisal results are now official. We were appraised as continuing to operate at Maturity Level 3 in two constellations – Development (DEV) and Services (SVC) including Service System Development (+SSD). This was our third ML3 appraisal […]


Clubbing the Stigma of Mental Illness

On October 30, 2018, AEGIS once again lent our heartfelt support to Beacon Health Options and their annual charity golf tournament in support of the National Military Family Association (NMFA). Returning to Bayville in Virginia Beach, we provided Recovery level sponsorship, hosting the 18th hole, and entered a fearsome foursome […]


Dammit, Jim, I’m a Doctor Not an EHR Software Tester!

Have you seen ONC’s latest challenge? I was all ready to ease into a long Memorial Day weekend when I saw the news, now I’m annoyed. The Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT has identified a problem with end users of EHR software needing to report concerns they […]


CMMI 2.0 Brings Big Changes

The CMMI Institute’s annual conference, Capability Counts, was held this year on May 1-2 in Reston, VA. The major news that I anticipated was the formal rolling out of CMMI 2.0. The new version of the model – the first major release since the original version 1.1 debuted in 2002 […]


Bipartisan Report Promotes Testing Tools and Standards for Interoperability

Just in time for HIMSS 18, the Bipartisan Policy Center and Health IT Now have published a new report, The Future Role of Government in Health Information Technology and Digital Health, that assess efforts to date by the federal government to improve health IT. The National Coordinator for Health IT, […]


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, […]