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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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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

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 ...