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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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Road War

December 1, 2008 How traffic considerations forced the Army to shift its plans to consolidate operations in Northern Virginia. When Richard Murphy studied the plans to move some 19,000 Washington-area Defense Department workers to locations in and around Fort Belvoir, Va., as mandated by the Base Realignment and Closure Commission in 2005, he ...

From Nextgov.com: FDA to deploy system to screen imported foods

December 1, 2008 The Food and Drug Administration has completed testing a system that relies on data mining technology to screen imported foods for contamination, and plans to deploy it for agencywide use, according to an annual report FDA released on Monday. Read the full story on Nextgov.com

Pentagon still mum on thumb drive ban

November 26, 2008 FROM NEXTGOV arrow The Defense Department has not officially explained why it banned thumb drives from its networks, but some services have hinted at the risk the removable devices pose. An article posted on the Web site operated by Andersen Air Force Base in Guam informed users that the devices were prohibited because ...

Navy releases plan to integrate maritime systems

November 25, 2008 FROM NEXTGOV arrow The Navy released a blueprint on Nov. 24 for how federal, state and municipal agencies can share enormous amounts of maritime information that affect security, the economy, climate, transportation and other areas to create an integrated picture of activity on the seas. According to the Management Architecture Hub Strategy, developed ...

NASA bans some removable storage devices

November 24, 2008 FROM NEXTGOV arrow NASA has instructed employees not to use personally owned thumb drives or other forms of removable media on government computer systems, but stopped short of a ban as comprehensive as that issued by the Defense Department earlier this month. Comment on this article in The Forum.In a Nov. 21 memorandum ...

From Nextgov.com: NASA bans some removable storage devices

November 24, 2008 NASA has instructed employees not to use personally owned thumb drives or other forms of removable media on government computer systems, but stopped short of a ban as comprehensive as that issued by the Defense Department earlier this month. Read the full story on Nextgov.com.

Defense bans use of removable storage devices

November 21, 2008 FROM NEXTGOV arrow The Defense Department has temporarily banned the use of thumb drives and all other removable storage devices on its networks due to concerns they are infected with malware, according to a message from Strategic Command. Comment on this article in The Forum.In an internal message obtained by Government Executive, the ...

From Nextgov.com: Defense bans use of removable storage devices

November 21, 2008 The Defense Department has temporarily banned the use of thumb drives and all other removable storage devices on its networks due to concerns they are infected with malware, according to a message from Strategic Command. Read the full story on Nextgov.com.

Defense finds wikis a boon during crises

November 20, 2008 FROM NEXTGOV arrow SAN DIEGO -- As the conflict between Russia and Georgia escalated into a short war in August, the Pentagon set up wikis to monitor the situation and to coordinate a possible response, a principal adviser to the Joint Chiefs of Staff said on Wednesday. During the conflict, the Joint Chiefs ...

From Nextgov.com: Defense finds wikis a boon during crises

November 20, 2008 SAN DIEGO -- As the conflict between Russia and Georgia escalated into a short war in August, the Pentagon set up wikis to monitor the situation and to coordinate a possible response, a principal adviser to the Joint Chiefs of Staff said on Wednesday. Read the full story on Nextgov.com