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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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Recognizing the Lionesses

June 24, 2009 FROM NEXTGOV arrow Since the United States started operations in Iraq, a small group of military women, known as Lionesses, has provided support to combat units, and the House Armed Services Committee thinks its time they received recognition and support from both the Defense Department and the Veterans Affairs Department. The Lionesses were...

Cyber Command creation leaves key details to be addressed

June 24, 2009 FROM NEXTGOV arrow Defense Secretary Robert Gates' memo Tuesday creating a Cyber Command sets high-level policy goals, but leaves key budget and operational issues to be worked out in the coming months. As expected, Gates announced the creation of Cyber Command under U.S. Strategic Command on Tuesday. It will be headed by Lt....

From Nextgov.com: Cyber Command creation leaves key details to be addressed

June 24, 2009 Defense Secretary Robert Gates' memo Tuesday creating a Cyber Command sets high-level policy goals, but leaves key budget and operational issues to be worked out in the coming months. Read the full story on Nextgov.com

Vet Edges Closer to Top VA Health Job

June 23, 2009 FROM NEXTGOV arrow In April, I reported that Dr. Stephen Ondra, professor of neurological surgery at the Feinberg School of Medicine at Northwestern University in Chicago, had emerged as the likely candidate for under secretary for health at the Veterans Health Administration. Ondra, an Army Gulf War vet who did his residency at...

Defense announces new modernization program in wake of FCS

June 23, 2009 FROM NEXTGOV arrow Ashton Carter, Defense undersecretary for acquisition, technology and logistics, issued an acquisition memorandum on Tuesday, announcing the Army's new modernization program, which will focus on developing and fielding a battlefield network and unmanned air and ground vehicles. The modernization plan, in development since earlier this year when the Defense Department...

From Nextgov.com: Defense announces new modernization program in wake of FCS

June 23, 2009 Ashton Carter, Defense undersecretary for acquisition, technology and logistics, issued an acquisition memorandum on Tuesday, announcing the Army's new modernization program, which will focus on developing and fielding a battlefield network and unmanned air and ground vehicles. Read the full story on Nextgov.com

On Second Thought, We'll Take Two

June 22, 2009 FROM NEXTGOV arrow Way back in 1994 when twitter described only the high pitched sounds made by birds, some smart folks at the Defense Department, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration and NASA figured out they could save a lot of money by developing a weather satellite system to satisfy both Defense and...

Federal Internships for Military Spouses

June 22, 2009 FROM NEXTGOV arrow Military spouses spend much of their lives wandering from post to post for 20 years, a situation not exactly conducive to landing and holding on to a good job. The House Armed Services Committee wants to make their career search easier. In a report accompanying its version of the fiscal...

House panel shifts most of Military Health System's IT budget

June 22, 2009 FROM NEXTGOV arrow A House committee transferred most of the Military Health System's proposed fiscal 2010 information technology budget to the Defense secretary's office because none of the IT projects MHS has proposed during the past two years "have found their way into the president's budget request," said a report accompanying the Defense...

Why Is A War Bill Funding That?

June 19, 2009 FROM NEXTGOV arrow The $106 billion 2009 war supplemental appropriations bill passed by the Senate yesterday sure looks like a piggybank for a lot of stuff that has nothing to do with supporting troops operating in Afghanistan and Iraq. For example there's $8 million to cover the salaries and expenses of the Financial...

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