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 his assistance, we will be adding a diverse group of additional advisers in the next few weeks and we look forward to their help as well.

Dr. West is, of course, the past CIO of six (6!) federal agencies, an accomplished executive in the private sector, and founder of his own firm, West Wing Advisory Services. He is a professor of cyber-security and Executive in Residence  at the Georgia State University – J. Mack Robinson College of Business. His expertise in IT strategy, cyber-security, and business management are well known in the federal IT space. He co-chairs the annual CES Government conference, the premier government-industry executive conference – held in conjunction with CES in Las Vegas each January and hosted by the Government Business Executive Forum (GBEF).

We very much look forward to continuing to work with Dr. West as AEGIS advances our health IT interoperability initiatives and expands our IT services work in IV&V, software testing, and related disciplines.

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).

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