Michael Callihan


About Michael Callihan

Mr. Callihan is President of AEGIS. He 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).

Software Testing and COVID-19 Data

Like a lot of businesses, AEGIS is anxious about how to help with the global coronavirus crisis. While we have provided information technology support to many business sectors including healthcare, finance, and transportation logistics, we admit we’re not on the front line of the current challenges, and we have great […]


Health IT Veteran Joyce Hunter Joins AEGIS Advisory Board 1

AEGIS is thrilled to announce the latest member to join our Advisory Board, Ms. Joyce Hunter. Today, Ms. Hunter is a well-known fixture in the federal health IT space. But her background covers a wide range of federal and commercial leadership. She has served as both the Interim CIO and […]


IT Industry Vet Doug Wagoner Joins AEGIS Advisory Board

AEGIS is happy to announce that Mr. Doug Wagoner is now a member of our Advisory Board. Mr. Wagoner is our second Board member joining Dr. Barry West. Mr. Wagoner retired as Sector President and corporate officer with SAIC in 2017. He was responsible for the delivery of SAIC’s solutions […]


ONC Interop Forum Highlights Data Quality, Testing

Last week, several of us from the AEGIS team attended ONC’s third annual Interoperability Forum at the Renaissance Hotel in Washington, DC. We were pleased to see the level of excitement and even optimism about the industry’s progress toward achieving true interoperability among systems using electronic health information. We continue […]


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 […]


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 […]