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Managing Virtual Teams: Episode 2 – Managing Remote Teams for a Federal Agency

It was early March, the team had been talking about it for a few weeks now “what was going to happen if COVID-19 made it to Washington DC?”  The beginnings of social distancing were starting to take hold; no one was shaking hands, you could see the hesitation when someone […]


Coding With Blinders On

I saw a horse pulling a carriage the other day and noticed that the horse had blinders on. Blinders are those square pieces of leather on the side of each of the horse’s eyes. It prevents the horse from becoming distracted and allows it to focus on moving ahead when […]


Managing Virtual Teams: Episode 1 1

AEGIS has had virtual teams for years now, with some having been totally online for over 10 years. As a result, many of our managers have gained extensive experience in effectively managing virtual teams. In our new “Managing Virtual Teams” blog series, we will be highlighting some of our managers […]


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 […]


It’s About Time

Editor’s note: This blog post has been authored by AEGIS’ resident HIE Specifications guru, Joe Lamy (Twitter : @SpecSherpa). It offers a deep dive into a particular corner of the spec world. We are publishing this series as a way to share AEGIS’ subject matter expertise in HIE and hopefully […]


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 […]


Band-Aids for Bullet Holes: Windows Print Spooler Security

Is the Windows Print Spooler Any Safer 8 Years After Stuxnet? While completing my masters program in Information Assurance at University of Maryland this past Spring , I was asked to research the Windows Print Spooler for vulnerabilities. It was during this research I was surprised to see Microsoft conducting […]


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 […]


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 […]