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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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Cyberattacks identified as a modification of five-year-old virus

July 9, 2009 FROM NEXTGOV arrow Key Defense Department Web sites in South Korea remain unavailable as hackers continue their attacks against South Korean and U.S. government sites. The U.S. Computer Emergency Readiness Team identified the attacks, known as Distributed Denial of Service, as a modified version of the "My Doom" virus, which in 2004 infected ...

North Korea's Hackers in a Luxury Hotel

July 8, 2009 FROM NEXTGOV arrow News reports pin the recent spate of cyberattacks against government Web sites in South Korea and the United States on North Korea. And an internal paper published in May by an intelligence analyst at U.S. Forces Korea said North Korean hackers penetrated U.S. military networks and Web sites with greater ...

U.S. Forces Korea Another Cyber Victim?

July 8, 2009 FROM NEXTGOV arrow Repeated attempts to reach the Web site of U.S Forces Korea on Wednesday afternoon failed -- an indication that the alleged cyberattack launched by North Korea over the July 4 weekend against South Korean and U.S. government Web sites continues. The Web site of the Army command in Korea, the ...

JCS Chair on Facebook, With Fans

July 7, 2009 FROM NEXTGOV arrow Adm. Mike Mullen, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, launched his Facebook page on July 2 and has already managed to attract 309 fans. That's about 300 more fans than I have, probably because I don't have a staff to help me manage all kinds of social network stuff. ...

From Nextgov.com: Nurse files privacy suit against IT sections in stimulus spending law

July 7, 2009 A New Hampshire nurse filed a lawsuit late last month against the Health and Human Services Department, claiming the health information technology sections of the 2009 stimulus bill violate her privacy protections in federal and state laws, including the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act and the Hippocratic oath. Read ...

Nurse files privacy suit against IT sections in stimulus spending law

July 7, 2009 FROM NEXTGOV arrow A New Hampshire nurse filed a lawsuit late last month against the Health and Human Services Department, claiming the health information technology sections of the 2009 stimulus bill violate her privacy protections in federal and state laws, including the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act and the Hippocratic oath. Beatrice ...

Coincidence, Thy Name Is Einstein

July 6, 2009 FROM NEXTGOV arrow Depending on what newspaper you read on July 3, the Obama administration is either ready to roll out the third version of Einstein, a system designed to protect the computer networks of nonDefense Department agencies or delayed it because of privacy concerns related to the role of the National Security ...

From Nextgov.com: Startup looks to provide Defense with quick-launch satellites

July 6, 2009 A startup satellite company founded by former top Pentagon space officials and the head of Lockheed Martin Corp.'s space business, plans to develop communications satellites aimed to meet the Defense Department's requirement to put satellites into orbit in 60 days, rather than the years the department now takes developing its ...

Startup looks to provide Defense with quick-launch satellites

July 6, 2009 FROM NEXTGOV arrow A startup satellite company founded by former top Pentagon space officials and the head of Lockheed Martin Corp.'s space business, plans to develop communications satellites aimed to meet the Defense Department's requirement to launch put satellites into orbit in 60 days, rather than the years the department now takes developing ...

Vets: Choose Your GI Bill Carefully

July 2, 2009 FROM NEXTGOV arrow In many cases, the new GI bill, called the 2008 Post-9/11 Veterans Educational Assistance Act, offers a better deal than its predecessor, the Montgomery GI bill. But not always. Post 9/11 vets attending school full time who need tuition and housing assistance will probably reap richer benefits under the new ...