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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 to re-engineer electronic health record system

September 24, 2008 FROM NEXTGOV arrow The Defense Department has laid the groundwork for a radical shift in the way it processes and stores soldiers' and veterans' electronic health records, planning to re-engineer a network it spent $6 billion and eight years developing in-house for one based on industry standards, commercial software and re-use of existing ...

Defense health record database growing too big

September 24, 2008 FROM NEXTGOV arrow A Defense Department database of electronic health records is growing so fast that it is showing signs of collapsing under its own weight, prompting information technology managers to consider dividing the storage load among regional data centers, Military Health System officials told Nextgov. Comment on this article in The Forum.The ...

From Nextgov.com: Bush nominates Pollett for head of DISA

September 23, 2008 President Bush nominated Army Maj. Gen. Carroll F. Pollett for director of the Defense Information System Agency, filling a job vacant since the Senate rejected the nomination of Rear Adm. Elizabeth Hight for the DISA director post in June. The position comes with a promotion to lieutenant general. Read the ...

Bush nominates Pollett for head of DISA

September 23, 2008 FROM NEXTGOV arrow Maj. Gen. Carroll F. Pollett President Bush nominated Army Maj. Gen. Carroll F. Pollett for director of the Defense Information System Agency, filling a job vacant since the Senate rejected the nomination of Rear Adm. Elizabeth Hight for the DISA director post in June. The position comes with a promotion ...

Ike recovery keeps VA technology staff busy

September 19, 2008 FROM NEXTGOV arrow Information technology employees at a Houston Veterans Affairs Department hospital still are dealing with the aftermath of Hurricane Ike. Comment on this article in The Forum.Some of the Michael DeBakey Veterans Affairs Medical Center's outlying facilities did not regain power until Sept. 18, and a clinic in Galveston, Texas, was ...

Wiring Up Warfighters

September 15, 2008 A tight tech budget puts pressure on Defense to sharpen its networking and communications strategies. To keep military warfighters and civilian employees plugged in worldwide, Defense Department officials are rethinking how they acquire and manage computer networking and communications services. With only 3 percent growth projected in its technology budget ...

FEMA still overseeing search and rescue in Texas, Louisiana

September 15, 2008 Search-and-rescue missions for people stranded by Hurricane Ike remained the key priority for the Federal Emergency Management Agency on Monday, two days after the storm slammed into Texas Gulf Coast communities. FEMA used helicopters operated by the Coast Guard, National Guard units and the Defense Department as well as military ...

Clandestine world of intelligence-gathering turns to an open market for data

September 12, 2008 The global explosion in Internet-based new media has made open source information invaluable to intelligence agencies, CIA Director Michael Hayden said on Friday at the ODNI Open Source Conference in Washington. Sections of the president's daily intelligence brief are "derived exclusively from open source intelligence" Hayden told the conference, which ...

Intelligence turns to open market for data

September 12, 2008 FROM NEXTGOV arrow The global explosion in Internet-based new media has made open source information invaluable to intelligence agencies, CIA Director Michael Hayden said on Friday at the ODNI Open Source Conference in Washington. Sections of the president's daily intelligence brief are "derived exclusively from open source intelligence" Hayden told the conference, which ...

Navy installing satellite broadband on ships

September 9, 2008 FROM NEXTGOV arrow The Space and Naval Warfare Systems Command has started to deploy a new generation of shipboard satellite terminals that will boost the bandwidth ships at sea use by as much as 10 times to transmit voice, video and data faster. Comment on this article in The Forum.Spawar plans to install ...