CMMI 2.0 Brings Big Changes

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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 – is also the first […]

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Ensuring the right people for the job

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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 industry representatives. The report listed […]

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Best of CES 2018

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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, it’s long read! Getting There […]

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Latest Lessons from Japan on Agile

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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 change human nature. Quality assurance […]

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In Memoriam: Marc Genberg

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It is with a heavy heart that I write this post to commemorate the life of one of our AEGISians, Marc Genberg who passed away earlier this month. Marc joined AEGIS eight years ago and led our IV&V and automated testing program at the Dept. of State. He also contributed significantly to business development and […]

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Test Like You Mean It

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Tonight begins the second round of the 2017 NHL Stanley Cup playoffs for our hometown Washington Capitals. They have no doubt spent the past few days furiously practicing in preparation for facing the reigning champs, the Pittsburgh Penguins. It occurs to me that as they have practiced, their coaches didn’t just set up orange cones […]

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Innovation and Acquisition

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At CES Government in Las Vegas this year, I had the privilege of speaking as part of a panel focused on the topic of “Innovation and Acquisition: the Disabling Disconnect.” The central theme was that the federal government continues to struggle with how to get out of its own way in gaining access to the best […]

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Best of CES 2017

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I realize this is quite long for a blog post, and I apologize in advance for that. Save it for a time when you need some light reading… I made my second consecutive trip to the annual Consumer Electronics Show (CES) this year in conjunction with the CES Government conference. As was the case last […]

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