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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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GPS-loaded radio coming to the infantry

November 18, 2008 FROM NEXTGOV arrow SAN DIEGO -- While the Army operates a global network that can connect commanders in the field in Afghanistan and Iraq, infantry squads and platoons on the front lines have had to rely on traditional arm and hand signals to communicate -- until now. Comment on this article in The ...

Cyber defense, not cyberattacks, top priority

November 17, 2008 FROM NEXTGOV arrow SAN DIEGO -- The United States remains the country most vulnerable to a cyberattack and should concentrate more on defending its computer networks, not on launching offensive cyberattacks, said one of the nation's top cybersecurity officials. Mike McConnell, director of National Intelligence, told a military communications conference here on Monday, ...

Adoption of e-health records depends on consolidation of systems

November 13, 2008 FROM NEXTGOV arrow To spur the adoption of electronic health records nationwide, federal agencies must work together to reduce the number of health information systems that doctors and insurers need to access to provide care, top officials with federal health care agencies said on Wednesday. Comment on this article in The Forum.The Centers ...

From Nextgov.com: Adoption of e-health records depends on consolidation of systems

November 13, 2008 To spur the adoption of electronic health records nationwide, federal agencies must work together to reduce the number of health information systems that doctors and insurers need to access to provide care, top officials with federal health care agencies said on Wednesday. Read the full story on Nextgov.com

NSA's smart phone could become government issue

November 7, 2008 FROM NEXTGOV arrow The The Sectéra Edge smartphone. (Photo: General Dynamics) A new mobile phone specifically designed for the National Security Agency looks like any other commercial smart phone, with a decent-size screen for Web browsing and a full keyboard for data entry. But a peek under the hood shows that the phone ...

From Nextgov.com: NSA's smart phone could become government issue

November 7, 2008 A new mobile phone specifically designed for the National Security Agency looks like any other commercial smart phone, with a decent-size screen for Web browsing and a full keyboard for data entry. Read the full story on Nextgov.com.

Report: Counterterrorism should focus on open source intelligence

November 6, 2008 FROM NEXTGOV arrow The new administration must broaden the scope of its counterterrorism activities, including a focus on collection of domestic and open source intelligence as well as traditional foreign intelligence, the Defense Science Board said in a report outlining the key priorities for incoming leaders. Comment on this article in The Forum.The ...

Board urges full funding of cybersecurity initiative

November 5, 2008 FROM NEXTGOV arrow The nation's information infrastructure remains vulnerable to cyberattack and the incoming Obama administration must take immediate steps to improve cybersecurity, the Defense Science Board warned in a report released on Tuesday. Comment on this article in The Forum.The new administration should place the "highest priority" on the classified National Cybersecurity ...

Report warns of ‘future military failure’

November 5, 2008 The Defense Science Board released on Tuesday a sobering report that called for the incoming Obama administration to focus on a small but complex set of Defense issues, with protection of the country against weapons of mass destruction as the top priority of the new secretary of Defense. Weapons of ...

Pentagon awards IT managers for security, integration

November 4, 2008 FROM NEXTGOV arrow The Pentagon on Friday recognized three individuals and five teams for efforts to enhance efficiency and information delivery through technology projects. Comment on this article in The Forum.The winners of the Defense Department Chief Information Officers Awards included the Joint Task Force-Global Network Operations, which won first place in the ...