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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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GSA, DISA To Make Nice On Satcom?

July 29, 2009 FROM NEXTGOV arrow Over the past decade federal agencies have been able to buy commercial satellite communication services through either General Services Administration contracts or those managed by the Defense Information Systems Agency. But those contracts will expire in 2012 and Bob Lesion, a GSA spokesman, told me that DISA and GSA have...

Company won earmarked funds for work on military health records

July 29, 2009 FROM NEXTGOV arrow Adara Networks, the company that is the subject of a Defense Department employee's allegations that it received important software code in advance of winning a sole-source contract to provide hardware and software for a new military electronic health record system, has only between 20 and 50 employees and revenues of...

From Nextgov.com: Software company won earmarked funds for work on military health records

July 29, 2009 Adara Networks, the company that is the subject of a Defense Department employee's allegations that it received important software code in advance of winning a sole-source contract to provide hardware and software for a new military electronic health record system, has only between 20 and 50 employees and revenues of...

House Hot About 'Propaganda' Info Ops

July 28, 2009 FROM NEXTGOV arrow The Defense Department's budget for information operations - that's everything from plain vanilla public affairs to targeted messages and canned 'news stories" to influence audiences in Iraq and Afghanistan - has jumped a hundred fold in the past four years, from $9 million in 2005 to what the House Appropriations...

Employee: Military Health System was unethical in awarding contract

July 28, 2009 FROM NEXTGOV arrow The Military Health System has engaged in unethical contracting with a technology company that is developing one of government's most complex and high-profile computer networks, an electronic health record system that eventually will exchange information with the Veterans Affairs Department, internal e-mails sent within the Army Medical Command and the...

From Nextgov.com: Employee charges Military Health Systems was unethical in awarding IT contract

July 28, 2009 The Military Health System has engaged in unethical contracting with a technology company that is developing one of government's most complex and high-profile computer networks, an electronic health record system that eventually will exchange information with the Veterans Affairs Department, internal e-mails sent within the Army Medical Command and the...

The $1.2 billion Health SOA

July 27, 2009 FROM NEXTGOV arrow That's how much funding the House Appropriations Committee estimated the Military Health System will need in the next two years to develop a Services Oriented Architecture to create interoperability between the electronic health record systems operated by the Defense Department and the one maintained by the Veterans Affairs Department. The...

House pushes Defense to change comm network in Afghanistan

July 27, 2009 FROM NEXTGOV arrow The House Appropriations Committee asked the Defense Department to speed up development of a fiber-optic telecommunications network in Afghanistan and withheld $20 million from its fiscal 2010 budget as an incentive. The House Appropriations Committee, in its report released on July 24 in conjunction with the fiscal 2010 Defense appropriations...

Interesting Gizmos, Great Soldiers

July 24, 2009 FROM NEXTGOV arrow I spent a couple of days last week at the White Sands Missile Range in New Mexico metaphorically kicking the tires on the new high-tech gadgets and gizmos the Army plans to field to seven infantry brigades starting in 2011. I came away from the trip -- as I always...

Defense Comms: The House Giveth

July 23, 2009 FROM NEXTGOV arrow The House Appropriations Committee approved a budget for the high-powered Wideband Global Satcom System in fiscal 2010 of $626.7 million in its version of next year's appropriations bill, an increase of $425 million from the president's requested budget. There are two wideband global satcom satellites in orbit today, each capable...

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