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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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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...

From Nextgov.com: Reps rip VA over glitch in medical record system

January 16, 2009 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. Read the full story on Nextgov.com.

Congress gives electronic health records big boost

January 15, 2009 FROM NEXTGOV arrow As House Democrats released on Thursday their economic stimulus package, which includes billions of dollars to pay for the creation of electronic health records for Americans, a Democratic senator urged the government to be cautious in funding a huge electronic record system. House Democrats proposed spending $20 billion of the...

From Nextgov.com: Congress gives electronic health records big boost

January 15, 2009 As House Democrats released on Thursday their economic stimulus package, which includes billions of dollars to pay for the creation of electronic health records for Americans, a Democratic senator urged the government to be cautious in funding a huge electronic record system. Read the full story on Nextgov.com.

VA secretary nominee says he will automate Veterans Affairs

January 14, 2009 FROM NEXTGOV arrow President-elect Barack Obama's choice to head the Veterans Affairs Department vowed during his Senate confirmation hearing on Wednesday to transform the sprawling agency into a 21st century organization that relies heavily on automated processes. Retired Gen. Eric Shinseki, a former Army chief of staff, also told the panel that he...

IT firm taps former intelligence official for new cybersecurity arm

January 12, 2009 FROM NEXTGOV arrow Contractor Harris Corp. has hired a former top technology official from the intelligence community to be vice president and general manager of its new cyber information and assurance business, a move one observer said underscores increasing attention to information security. Dale Meyerrose, who retired as chief information officer for the...

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