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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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DISA awards $2.5 billion Pacific communications pact to Verizon

March 10, 2009 FROM NEXTGOV arrow The Defense Information Systems Agency awarded a $2.5 billion contract to Verizon Business Network Services on Monday to provide communications services for military and other federal agencies in the Pacific region. Under the 10-year pact, called the Defense Information Systems Network transmission services-Pacific II contract, Verizon will provide a range ...

IT receives slight budget increases, some cuts in omnibus bill

March 10, 2009 FROM NEXTGOV arrow The $410 billion omnibus appropriations bill the Senate considered on Tuesday would provide modest boosts for key information technology programs in agencies such as the Internal Revenue Service, Food and Drug Administration, and Federal Aviation Administration. The bill incorporates nine spending bills Congress did not pass last year and would ...

From Nextgov.com: IT receives slight budget increases, some cuts in omnibus bill

March 10, 2009 The $410 billion omnibus appropriations bill the Senate considered on Tuesday would provide modest boosts for key information technology programs in agencies such as the Internal Revenue Service, Food and Drug Administration, and Federal Aviation Administration. Read the full story on Nextgov.com

Honoring Fallen Docs

March 9, 2009 FROM NEXTGOV arrow Those of us who have served in combat know there is no more essential member of a field unit than a corpsman or medic, who at the risk of his or her own life, answers without hesitation the call of "Medic Up" or "Corpsman Up." So, it's fitting that on ...

SO-A What

March 6, 2009 FROM NEXTGOV arrow John Burrow, deputy commander of the Marine Corps Systems Command, may have put the brakes on the continued proliferation of the buzz phrase de jour: Service-Oriented Architecture, better known as SOA. Speaking at the Naval IT Day conference on March 4, Burrow told an audience packed with vendors to detail ...

Gauss to Run Navy NGEN Acquisition

March 5, 2009 FROM NEXTGOV arrow Retired Rear Adm. John Gauss, who commanded the Space and Naval Warfare Systems Center from 1998 to 2001 and served as chief information officer of the Veterans Affairs Department from 2001 to 2003, will run the acquisition for the Navy's Next Generation Enterprise Network. Rear Adm. John Goodwin, assistant chief ...

Navy attempts massive consolidation of intranet portals

March 5, 2009 FROM NEXTGOV arrow Vienna, Va. -- The Navy plans to streamline its intranet portals from 59 to two by the end of 2009, said Rear Adm. David Simpson, director of Navy networks, during the Naval IT Day conference on Wednesday. Simpson said consolidating portals will help the Navy to join the Defense Knowledge ...

Whither the Navy?

March 4, 2009 FROM NEXTGOV arrow Since today is Naval IT Day, it's a good idea to look at the overall state of the Navy. And, if you judge by the number of ships it has, the U.S. Navy is in quite sad shape, according to Ike Skelton, D-Mo., chairman of the House Armed Services Committee. ...

From Nextgov.com: Defense urged to develop warfighting systems quicker to keep up in cyberspace

March 4, 2009 The Defense Department must change the way it develops software systems to get programs and tools to "the corporal on the street" in a matter of days, rather than on the current multiyear cycle, Marine Gen. James Cartwright, vice chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, said during a speech ...

Defense urged to develop software for warfighting systems quicker

March 4, 2009 FROM NEXTGOV arrow The Defense Department must change the way it develops software systems to get programs and tools to "the corporal on the street" in a matter of days, rather than on the current multiyear cycle, Marine Gen. James Cartwright, vice chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, said during a speech ...