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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From Air Force uses jets for long-range communications on battlefields

June 2, 2009 It's a truism of radio communication that the higher the antenna, the longer the range. The Air Force is deploying a system that in essence erects a radio antenna 40,000 feet above a combat zone to boost battlefield communications. Read the full story on

Air Force uses jets for long-range communications on battlefields

June 2, 2009 FROM NEXTGOV arrow It's a truism of radio communication that the higher the antenna, the longer the range. The Air Force is deploying a system that in essence erects a radio antenna 40,000 feet above a combat zone to boost battlefield communications. The Battlefield Airborne Communications Node program includes a range of tactical...

Park Police: Don't Shine That Brass

June 1, 2009 FROM NEXTGOV arrow This bit goes under the heading of "No Good Deed Goes Unpunished." In my Memorial Day column I wrote about Army Sgt. Caleb Barrieau, an Iraq war veteran, who has spent one weekend day for the past three months polishing the brass service emblems at the base of the flagpole...

Auditor blasts VA for poor IT management and oversight

June 1, 2009 FROM NEXTGOV arrow The Veterans Affairs Department does not have the ability to manage and ensure effective oversight of its investments in information technology, which will total about $3.5 billion in fiscal 2010, the department's inspector general said in a report released on May 29. Until the department's Office of Information and Technology...

The Consumer's Guide to Intel Nets

May 29, 2009 FROM NEXTGOV arrow The public affairs folks over at the Office of the Director of National Intelligence were kind enough to send me a copy of a handbook that is distributed to intelligence professionals, which, among other things, highlights some top-secret networks that until now have been, well, top secret. Steven Aftergood, an...

CIO Guthrie's Big Task

May 28, 2009 FROM NEXTGOV arrow Priscilla Guthrie started work this week as the intelligence community chief information officer. Dennis Blair, director of national intelligence, emphasized that one of her key tasks will be to "advance our information sharing goals." Her predecessor, Dale Meyerrose, now vice president and general manager for cyberspace solutions at Harris Corp.,...

Bio-Labs Cyber Threats Ignored?

May 27, 2009 FROM NEXTGOV arrow Laboratories that conduct research on dangerous biological agents such as anthrax have not paid much attention to the potential of cyber threats or cyber intrusions, the Defense Science Board said in a report released this week. The board visited the U.S. Army Medical Research Institute; Fort Detrick, Md.; the Walter...

Defense Intelligence Agency launches IT services contract

May 27, 2009 FROM NEXTGOV arrow The Defense Intelligence Agency kicked off a procurement on Wednesday estimated to be worth $6.6 billion for information technology services for the intelligence community worldwide as well as other Defense Department and federal agencies. Barbara Austin, manager of research and analysis services at INPUT, a Reston, Va., market research firm,...

Mega Cyber Brief Coming Soon

May 26, 2009 FROM NEXTGOV arrow It's hard to figure out who's on first in the cybersecurity game, as the White House slogs its way through a 60-day cybersecurity review, the National Security Agency stands up a Joint Functional Component Command for Network Warfare and the Homeland Security Department jockeys to run the cyber mission outside...

From Defense launches campaign and Web site to destigmatize traumatic stress

May 26, 2009 The Defense Department launched a multimedia campaign that includes a new Web site designed to reduce the stigma that combat veterans and their families say they feel when seeking mental health care. Read the full story on

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