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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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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 ...

VA hires Navy to build claims processing system

October 29, 2008 FROM NEXTGOV arrow The Veterans Affairs Department has asked the Navy to develop a computer system to process the complex claims for educational benefits that veterans will file under the new GI bill President Bush signed into law in June. Comment on this article in The Forum.In an Oct. 17 letter sent to ...

From Nextgov.com: VA hires Navy to build claims processing system

October 29, 2008 The Veterans Affairs Department has asked the Navy to develop a computer system to process the complex claims for educational benefits that veterans will file under the new GI bill President Bush signed into law in June. Read the full story on Nextgov.com

From Nextgov.com: Army is lax in overseeing issuance of contractor ID cards, IG finds

October 16, 2008 An Army contractor conducted only cursory background checks on personnel in the Middle East before issuing electronic identification cards that allow access to Defense Department computer networks and facilities, auditors said in a recent report. Read the full story on Nextgov.com

IG: Army is lax in overseeing issuance of contractor ID cards

October 16, 2008 FROM NEXTGOV arrow An Army contractor conducted only cursory background checks on personnel in the Middle East before issuing electronic identification cards that allow access to Defense Department computer networks and facilities, auditors said in a recent report. Comment on this article in The Forum.As a result, up to 25,428 contract employees may ...

From Nextgov.com: Lockheed hires former DISA director

October 14, 2008 Lockheed Martin Corp. has hired retired Air Force Lt. Gen. Charles Croom, former director of the Defense Information Systems Agency. Read the full story on Nextgov.com

Lockheed hires former DISA director

October 14, 2008 FROM NEXTGOV arrow Lockheed Martin Corp. has hired retired Air Force Lt. Gen. Charles Croom, former director of the Defense Information Systems Agency. Comment on this article in The Forum.Keith Mordoff, a Lockheed spokesman, confirmed rumors in the federal information technology community that his company has hired Croom, who will work for Lockheed's ...

DISA officials defend data security measures

October 14, 2008 FROM NEXTGOV arrow Officials at the Defense Information Systems Agency have raised objections to a report critical of its information security practices by the Pentagon's inspector general. Comment on this article in The Forum.The report said until recently, DISA did not have the means to determine if unauthorized users attempted to enter, manipulate ...