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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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Wearable supercomputer could provide training on the go

December 9, 2008 FROM NEXTGOV arrow Who says you can't take it with you? A small Indiana company, MNB Technologies Inc., claims it can stuff the power of a supercomputer that supports a range of military and civil applications into a wearable 1-pound box. The Indiana Economic Development Corporation, a public-private partnership providing financial backing for ...

From Nextgov.com: Defense launches personal health record application test

December 8, 2008 The Defense Department began testing an application on Friday that allows soldiers, veterans and their families to manage their personal health records online using programs provided by Google and Microsoft. Read the full story on Nextgov.com.

Defense launches personal health record application test

December 8, 2008 FROM NEXTGOV arrow The Defense Department began testing an application on Friday that allows soldiers, veterans and their families to manage their personal health records online using programs provided by Google and Microsoft. The department's Military Health System launched the feature, called MiCare, at the Madigan Army Medical Center in Tacoma, Wash., where ...

From Nextgov.com: Requirements identical for Defense, VA health record system

December 3, 2008 Development of a joint inpatient electronic health records system will satisfy almost all the requirements of the Defense and Veterans Affairs departments, according to a long sequestered report obtained by Nextgov.com. Read the full story on Nextgov.com.

Requirements identical for Defense, VA health record system

December 3, 2008 FROM NEXTGOV arrow Development of a joint inpatient electronic health records system will satisfy almost all the requirements of the Defense and Veterans Affairs departments, according to a long sequestered report obtained by Nextgov. The report, prepared by Booz Allen Hamilton in January, said Defense and VA share a common definition of an ...

FDA to deploy system to screen imported foods

December 1, 2008 FROM NEXTGOV arrow The Food and Drug Administration has completed testing a system that relies on data mining technology to screen imported foods for contamination, and plans to deploy it for agencywide use, according to an annual report FDA released on Monday. In its Food Protection Plan report, FDA said it successfully tested ...

Road War

December 1, 2008 How traffic considerations forced the Army to shift its plans to consolidate operations in Northern Virginia. When Richard Murphy studied the plans to move some 19,000 Washington-area Defense Department workers to locations in and around Fort Belvoir, Va., as mandated by the Base Realignment and Closure Commission in 2005, he ...

From Nextgov.com: FDA to deploy system to screen imported foods

December 1, 2008 The Food and Drug Administration has completed testing a system that relies on data mining technology to screen imported foods for contamination, and plans to deploy it for agencywide use, according to an annual report FDA released on Monday. Read the full story on Nextgov.com

Pentagon still mum on thumb drive ban

November 26, 2008 FROM NEXTGOV arrow The Defense Department has not officially explained why it banned thumb drives from its networks, but some services have hinted at the risk the removable devices pose. An article posted on the Web site operated by Andersen Air Force Base in Guam informed users that the devices were prohibited because ...

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 ...