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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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Series of firms win Defense contracts to provide new RFID technology

December 23, 2008 FROM NEXTGOV arrow A group of firms has won contracts worth a total of $428 million to provide active radio frequency identification technology tags, readers, systems and services to the Defense Department in a procurement designed to bring competition to a field long dominated by a subsidiary of contracting giant Lockheed Martin Corp. ...

Defense should stop buying obsolete radios

December 22, 2008 FROM NEXTGOV arrow Two defense science boards called for the Pentagon to restrict the purchase of radios that are not part of a program developing an advanced radio that all four services will use to communicate, according to a joint report released on Dec. 15. In a report released on Dec. 15, the ...

What's Brewin: Lest We Forget

December 19, 2008 FROM NEXTGOV arrow As we dig into our holiday turkey or ham in the comfort of home and hearth, it would be a good idea time to pause to remember those who serve far from home and comfort. On Christmas Day, as Americans from Maine to Hawaii open a cornucopia of presents surrounded ...

New director sworn in at Defense information agency

December 18, 2008 FROM NEXTGOV arrow Army Lt. Gen. Carroll F. Pollett officially took command of the Defense Information Systems Agency on Wednesday during a ceremony at Fort Myer, Va. The position had been vacant since June, when Air Force Lt. Gen. Charles Croom retired and the Senate rejected the nomination of Navy Rear Adm. Elizabeth ...

Boards urge immediate deployment of advanced satellites

December 18, 2008 FROM NEXTGOV arrow A joint report released on Monday strongly urged the Defense Department to fully fund and deploy as soon as possible a $16 billion advanced satellite system that would give the military the ability to transmit larger amounts of surveillance and intelligence information at a much faster rate. The Transformational Communication ...

From Nextgov.com: SSA becomes first to log on to national health network

December 17, 2008 The Social Security Administration announced on Wednesday that it will become the first agency to use the national network the federal government is promoting to exchange electronic health records. Read the full story on Nextgov.com

SSA becomes first to log on to national health network

December 17, 2008 FROM NEXTGOV arrow The Social Security Administration announced on Wednesday that it will become the first agency to use the national network the federal government is promoting to exchange electronic health records. The Nationwide Health Information Network, which allows interoperable exchange of health care information between multiple federal agencies and private sector providers, ...

From Nextgov.com: HHS head calls for voluntary e-health privacy guidelines

December 15, 2008 The head of the Health and Human Services Department called for the health care industry to develop voluntary guidelines to ensure the privacy of patient-controlled personal health records rather than allow the federal government to mandate rules. Read the full story on Nextgov.com

What's Brewin: Fast Track for Shinseki VA Confirmation

December 15, 2008 FROM NEXTGOV arrow The Senate Veterans Affairs Committee plans to hold a hearing on the presumptive nomination of former Army Chief of Staff Eric Shinseki for VA secretary. Sen. Daniel Akaka, D-Hawaii, chairman of the committee, says he will hold the hearing on Jan. 14, 2009, six days before Barack Obama is sworn ...

HHS head calls for voluntary e-health privacy guidelines

December 15, 2008 FROM NEXTGOV arrow The head of the Health and Human Services Department called for the health care industry to develop voluntary guidelines to ensure the privacy of patient-controlled personal health records rather than allow the federal government to mandate rules. HHS Secretary Mike Leavitt, speaking Monday at the Nationwide Health Information Network Forum ...