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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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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 ...

IG says Defense systems lack reliable safeguards against hackers

October 9, 2008 FROM NEXTGOV arrow The Defense Information Systems Agency's primary computing centers cannot audit some of its systems for suspicious activity and until recently did not have the means to determine if unauthorized users attempted to enter, manipulate or disable the agency's computer systems, according to a report the Defense Department inspector general released ...

From Nextgov.com: Air Force to place cyber operations under Space Command

October 8, 2008 The Air Force says it will back off its ambitious plan to set up a separate command for cyber space and has opted to place those operations within an existing organization. Read the full story on Nextgov.com

Air Force to place cyber operations under Space Command

October 8, 2008 FROM NEXTGOV arrow The Air Force says it will back off its ambitious plan to set up a separate command for cyber space and has opted to place those operations within an existing organization. Comment on this article in The Forum.That decision, made by the service's top leadership at a meeting last week, ...

From Nextgov.com: Air Force pursues Cyber Command again

October 7, 2008 Top Air Force leadership has decided to pursue forming Cyber Command to defend Defense Department networks and to launch cyberattacks against foes after putting the project on hold in August. Read the full story on Nextgov.com