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Bob Brewin

Editor at Large Bob Brewin joined Government Executive in April 2007, bringing with him more than 20 years of experience as a journalist focusing on defense issues and technology. Bob covers the world of defense and information technology for Nextgov, and is the author of the “What’s Brewin” blog.
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Job Offers from the Heart

November 9, 2009 FROM NEXTGOV arrow Last Friday, I asked your help in finding a Web design job for Erick Gonzalez, a former Navy corpsman who served two tours with the Marines in Iraq who ended up homeless in Washington, one of the 130,000 homeless veterans nationwide. So far, five folks have responded, two with what ...

Homeless Vet Needs Web Design Job

November 6, 2009 FROM NEXTGOV arrow Sometimes I have one of those human encounters that takes my breath away. I had just one of those encounters on Nov. 3 when I met Erick Gonzalez, a former Navy corpsman who served two tours with the Marines in Iraq. He now calls his car home. I met Gonzalez ...

It's Getting Crowded Up There

November 5, 2009 FROM NEXTGOV arrow The U.S.. Strategic Command oversees a lot of operations and assets, including the country's nuclear strike force, missile defense, satellites and cyberspace operations. But the STRATCOM commander views a midspace collision of two satellites this February as the "seminal event" of the year. So what? Space is a big place, ...

Mullen on Social Network, Flash Drives

November 4, 2009 FROM NEXTGOV arrow Adm. Mike Mullen told me that the Defense Department is in the process of modifying its bans on the use of social networks and flash drives during a brief conversation at a Government Executive Leadership Breakfast at the National Press Club on Wednesday. But he did not give me a ...

A Virtual World for Amputees

November 3, 2009 FROM NEXTGOV arrow Three virtual reality companies have started to develop an online world for amputees with funding from the Army's Telemedicine and Advanced Technology Research Center. The Amputee Virtual Environment Support Space (AVESS) project will research the needs of soldiers who suffered wounds that resulted in amputation and establish protocols and prototypes ...

Army abruptly stops rollout of electronic dental record application

November 3, 2009 The Army Medical Command abruptly stopped fielding an electronic dental record application that is part of a larger health record network the Defense Department operates for soldiers, according to internal e-mails provided to Nextgov. Maj. Gen. David Rubenstein, the Army's deputy surgeon general, directed what he called a "strategic pause" ...

Army abruptly stops rollout of electronic dental record application

November 3, 2009 FROM NEXTGOV arrow The Army Medical Command abruptly stopped fielding an electronic dental record application that is part of a larger health record network the Defense Department operates for soldiers, according to internal e-mails provided to Nextgov. Maj. Gen. David Rubenstein, the Army's deputy surgeon general, directed what he called a "strategic pause" ...

No, This is The Intel Budget

November 2, 2009 FROM NEXTGOV arrow The United States spent $49.8 billion on the National Intelligence Program for fiscal 2009, according to a press release issued on Oct. 30 by Dennis Blair, director of National Intelligence. That put the total budget for all intelligence agencies that operate under Blair -- such as the CIA, the National ...

Army Technology Live

October 30, 2009 FROM NEXTGOV arrow The U.S. Army Research, Development and Engineering Command plans to launch a blog on Nov. 2, the latest entry into the Army Live/Defense Department Live blogosphere. At he moment, the blog has only a few archived links, but it could prove quite tantalizing when fully populated. The command works on ...

Questions For VA Contract Award

October 29, 2009 FROM NEXTGOV arrow ACS Federal won the contract that the Veterans Affairs Department announced on Wednesday to pitch in, on a temporary basis, to help the department process GI bill benefit claims. VA told me four bidders responded to the requests for proposals, and ACS Federal was chosen because "they submitted the highest ...