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, […]


Latest Lessons from Japan on Agile

Warning to IT – the Japanese industry that gave us the seeds of modern software development methodologies (Lean, Agile) are seeing their models fail. Why? In part, they reduced testing, cut skilled, experienced personnel in favor of less expensive labor, and essentially rubber-stamped inspections (or worse). Lesson: modern methods don’t […]


HL7 FHIR Connectathon #17 – Promises to be the biggest so far

HL7® FHIR® Connectathon 17, New Orleans, Jan 27 & 28 – close to, if not more than, 300 attendees will be there this weekend working on 25+ testing tracks – promises to be the biggest so far. And, just like I’ve done for the last three, I will once again […]


Panelists at CESG 2018

AEGIS President Michael Callihan and Founder and Senior Vice President Mario Hyland will attend the 2018 Consumer Electionics Show (CES) in Las Vegas next week and the CES Government conference presented by the Government Business Executive Forum (GBEF). Mr. Callihan will participate in a roundtable panel on the topic of […]


Where’s AEGIS? January 2018

In January 2018, AEGIS.net will be attending the following events: January 9-12: CES 2018 January 15-19: IHE Conectathon January 27-28: FHIR Connectathon January 27-February 2: HL7 Working Group Meeting We look forward to demonstrating and discussing interoperability with you!


Discussion: Open Source or Commercial Security Software?

Last month I attended a cybersecurity networking event through which I had some intriguing discussions. One such discussion occurred when I asked a security professional what type of tools they utilized to which he replied “We use more open-source tools such as OWASP Zap.” I responded “Are you concerned with […]


Kanban: Not Just For Making Cars

Rewind back to 2015. My manager walks in and asks us to gather round as he announces excitedly we’ll be using kanban. “Kanban … isn’t that a manufacturing scheduling system?” I was slightly confused. I studied the concept in college. But I work as an automation tester, how is this […]


Touchstone and FHIR Testing at DevDays 2017

Back in January of this year at the HL7 FHIR Connectathon 14 held in San Antonio, TX, I began discussing with the folks from Furore the possibility of presenting at their upcoming FHIR DevDays 2017 event. This was after my Saturday morning breakout sessions at the Connectathon where I gave […]


Where’s AEGIS? November 2017

In November 2017, AEGIS.net will be attending the following events: November 15-16: IHE ITI Technical Committee Meeting November 15-17: FHIR Dev Days AEGIS’s Richard Ettema will be leading the following sessions: General Introduction to FHIR – 11/16, 9:00am-9:40am Test Driven Development I – 11/16, 11:30am-12:10pm Test Driven Development II – […]