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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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New Defense CIO?

January 27, 2009 FROM NEXTGOV arrow I'm picking up strong signals that the Obama team is looking at retired Radm. Robert "Willie" Williamson to succeed John Grimes as assistant secretary of Defense for networks and information integration, the Pentagon's top gadget, gizmo, network and data guy. Williamson was one of a gaggle of flag officers who ...

From Nextgov.com: Defense Web portal not funded in fiscal 2010 budget

January 27, 2009 A Web portal that provides members of the military with e-mail, social networking and teleconferencing capabilities has not received funding in the Defense Department's fiscal 2010 budget. Read the full story on Nextgov.com

Defense Web portal not funded in fiscal 2010 budget

January 27, 2009 FROM NEXTGOV arrow A Web portal that provides members of the military with e-mail, social networking and teleconferencing capabilities has not received funding in the Defense Department's fiscal 2010 budget. A joint Defense steering group is working on a strategic plan to fund the Defense Knowledge Online Web portal in its 2010 budget, ...

Kolodner Still Health IT Chief

January 26, 2009 FROM NEXTGOV arrow Dr. Rob Kolodner told me he will stay on as the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology, a position he held under the Bush administration, in the new Obama administration. It will truly be a demanding job considering Obama's commitment to health IT. The House Ways and Means Committee approved ...

In, Out, In, and Back Out

January 26, 2009 FROM NEXTGOV arrow Paul Brubaker, who served as Defense deputy chief information officer in 2000 and most recently headed the Transportation Department's Research and Innovative Technology Administration, joined Cisco as director of the company's North American Public Sector, Internet Business Solutions Group on Jan 21. I hope Brubaker has some real good PowerPoint ...

What's Brewin: Baby Steps

January 23, 2009 FROM NEXTGOV arrow Because of security concerns, the Defense Department has taken a more cautious approach to the well-established Wi-Fi technology and its younger cousin, WiMax wireless systems, than the approach taken by home and commercial users. But the Army now looks like it has started a process that could lead to widespread ...

Air Force scales back ambitious satellite system, delays first launch

January 21, 2009 FROM NEXTGOV arrow The Air Force announced on Jan. 16 that it had dramatically scaled back an ambitious satellite system that would give the military the ability to transmit larger amounts of surveillance and intelligence information to soldiers on the battlefield more quickly. The $16 billion Transformational Communication Satellite system is not dead, ...

Defense, VA plan to have interoperable health records by September

January 20, 2009 FROM NEXTGOV arrow A high-level management committee from the Defense and Veterans Affairs departments said they plan to have interoperable health records by September as part of a program between the two departments to streamline information sharing, according to a report released last week. Defense and VA launched a health information sharing project ...

From Nextgov.com: Defense, VA plan to have interoperable health records by September

January 20, 2009 A high-level management committee from the Defense and Veterans Affairs departments said they plan to have interoperable health records by September as part of a program between the two departments to streamline information sharing, according to a report released last week. Read the full story on Nextgov.com.

Reps rip VA over glitch in medical record system

January 16, 2009 FROM NEXTGOV arrow The chairman of the House committee overseeing the Veterans Affairs Department sharply criticized the agency on Thursday for not publicly disclosing it found a software bug in a computer system in August that resulted in not discontinuing drug administration to nine patients. Rep. Bob Filner, D-Calif., chairman of the House ...