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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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Emergency workers keep busy in Gustav’s wake

September 5, 2008 BATON ROUGE, La. -- Hurricane Gustav may have blipped off the national media's radar screen, but federal and state officials here continue to deal with its aftermath. Gustav knocked out 13 of the 14 high-power transmission lines in Louisiana while downed trees zapped local distribution lines, said Eddie Pack, a ...

Defense moved swiftly to aid in Gustav response

September 2, 2008 FROM NEXTGOV arrow ALEXANDRIA, LA. - As Hurricane Gustav raged worked its way through the Gulf of Mexico late last week, the Defense Department's Army North unit set up a high-tech operational command post at England Industrial Air Park here to coordinate military efforts to aid in the preparation for and response to ...

Gustav response highlights Army's improvement in disaster communications

September 2, 2008 FROM NEXTGOV arrow Alexandria, La. - Hoping to avoid the communications breakdown it experienced during Hurricane Katrina, the Army has turned to mobile command vehicles built from the ground up to coordinate with first responders in the aftermath of Hurricane Gustav. Comment on this article in The Forum.During Katrina, Defense Department units had ...

Defense moved swiftly to aid in Gustav response

September 2, 2008 ALEXANDRIA, LA. -- As Hurricane Gustav raged worked its way through the Gulf of Mexico late last week, the Defense Department's Army North unit set up a high-tech operational command post at England Industrial Air Park here to coordinate military efforts to aid in the preparation for and response to ...

Gustav response highlights Army’s improvement in disaster communications

September 2, 2008 Alexandria, La. - Hoping to avoid the communications breakdown it experienced during Hurricane Katrina, the Army has turned to mobile command vehicles built from the ground up to coordinate with first responders in the aftermath of Hurricane Gustav. During Katrina, Defense Department units had difficulty communicating with state and local ...

Keeping Track

September 1, 2008 Radio frequency technology takes off in the federal world of supply and demand. Federal agencies have deployed radio frequency identification technology to manage their assets, tracking everything from seagoing containers to paper medical files, and even to determine how fast a letter moves through the international postal system. RFID technology ...

Walking the Deck

September 1, 2008 The military's top doctor demands accountability, in person and online. Dr. S. Ward Casscells, assistant secretary of Defense for health affairs, says Defense Secretary Robert Gates provided him with a one-word job description when he took over as the military's top doctor in April 2007: accountability. Gates couldn't wait for ...

Keeping Track

September 1, 2008 FROM NEXTGOV arrow Radio frequency technology takes off in the federal world of supply and demand. Federal agencies have deployed radio frequency identification technology to manage their assets, tracking everything from seagoing containers to paper medical files, and even to determine how fast a letter moves through the international postal system. RFID technology ...

What's Brewin: YouTube, MySpace and PTSD

August 29, 2008 FROM NEXTGOV arrow The Defense Centers of Excellence for Psychological Health and Traumatic Brain Injury plans to launch this fall a massive multimedia campaign to destigmatize post-traumatic stress disorder and traumatic brain injury, including using social networking sites such as MySpace and YouTube, Cmdr. Tony Arita, a psychologist at the centers told me. ...

Bush administration vows Gustav response will be different

August 29, 2008 FROM NEXTGOV arrow Top federal disaster officials led by Homeland Security Department Secretary Michael Chertoff promised during a whirlwind trip to Louisiana on Thursday a better and more coordinated response to Hurricane Gustav than they provided after Hurricane Katrina. Comment on this article in The Forum.Chertoff and David Paulison, administrator of the Federal ...