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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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Defense radio project not practical or affordable, GAO says

August 18, 2008 FROM NEXTGOV arrow A decade-old Defense Department project to develop a line of software-based radios is neither practical nor affordable, according to a report released by the Government Accountability Office on Friday. Comment on this article in The Forum.Defense launched its ambitious Joint Tactical Radio System program in 1997 to replace its multiple, ...

From Nextgov.com: Defense radio project not practical or affordable, GAO says

August 18, 2008 A decade-old Defense Department project to develop a line of software-based radios is neither practical nor affordable, according to a report released by the Government Accountability Office on Friday. Read the full story on Nextgov.com

Space agency presses full-speed ahead on exploration plans

August 18, 2008 NASA might be operating under a lean budget, but that isn't preventing officials at the 50-year-old space agency from dreaming big. They still have a vision of returning astronauts to the moon and using that as the jumping-off point for the first manned exploration of Mars. Both endeavors will be ...

Full-Speed Ahead

August 15, 2008 Budget and technological hurdles aren't stopping NASA from shooting for the moon-and Mars. NASA might be operating under a lean budget, but that isn't preventing officials at the 50-year-old space agency from dreaming big. They still have a vision of returning astronauts to the moon and using that as the ...

From Nextgov.com: Air Force suspends Cyber Command program

August 13, 2008 The Air Force on Monday suspended all efforts related to development of a program to become the dominant service in cyberspace, according to knowledgeable sources. Top Air Force officials put a halt to all activities related to the establishment of the Cyber Command, a provisional unit that is currently part ...

From Nextgov.com: Board recommends new strategy for complex Defense programs

August 12, 2008 The Defense Department should adopt the system of systems approach to complex projects used for the Army's $160 billion Future Combat Systems program, an advisory board recommended in a recent report. Read the full story on Nextgov.com.

Board recommends new strategy for complex Defense programs

August 12, 2008 FROM NEXTGOV arrow Such an approach, in which multiple complex systems are integrated and linked by a network, would help the Pentagon meet the demands of 21st century warfare, according to a report by the Defense Science Board. Philip Coyle, senior adviser with the Center for Defense Information, a security policy research organization ...

Air Force suspends Cyber Command program

August 12, 2008 FROM NEXTGOV arrow The Air Force on Monday suspended all efforts related to development of a program to become the dominant service in cyberspace, according to knowledgeable sources. Top Air Force officials put a halt to all activities related to the establishment of the Cyber Command, a provisional unit that is currently part ...

What's Brewin: An RFID Game Plan

August 8, 2008 FROM NEXTGOV arrow $744 million: That's what the Defense Department plans to spend on integrating radio frequency identification into its supply chain between now and 2013, based an automatic identification technology deployment plan signed by the head of U.S. Transportation Command, Air Force Gen. Norton Schwartz, earlier this year, and kindly forwarded to ...

From Nextgov.com: Defense Intelligence Agency launches mega IT contract

August 6, 2008 The Defense Intelligence Agency kicked off a billion-dollar-plus procurement on Aug. 4 for information technology and services for the Defense Department intelligence community, all four services and non-Defense agencies with intelligence missions. Click here to read the full story on Nextgov.com.