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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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Air Force to place cyber operations under Space Command

October 8, 2008 FROM NEXTGOV arrow The Air Force says it will back off its ambitious plan to set up a separate command for cyber space and has opted to place those operations within an existing organization. Comment on this article in The Forum.That decision, made by the service's top leadership at a meeting last week, ...

From Nextgov.com: Air Force pursues Cyber Command again

October 7, 2008 Top Air Force leadership has decided to pursue forming Cyber Command to defend Defense Department networks and to launch cyberattacks against foes after putting the project on hold in August. Read the full story on Nextgov.com

Army awards RFID contracts to six vendors

October 7, 2008 FROM NEXTGOV arrow The Army awarded six contracts worth a total value of $75 million for radio frequency identification in an effort that is viewed as integrating the technology more into the Defense Department global supply network. Comment on this article in The Forum.The Army Program Manager Joint-Automated Information Technology office awarded (PM ...

Air Force pursues Cyber Command again

October 7, 2008 FROM NEXTGOV arrow Top Air Force leadership has decided to pursue forming Cyber Command to defend Defense Department networks and to launch cyberattacks against foes after putting the project on hold in August. Comment on this article in The Forum.The service's leadership, including Air Force Secretary Michael Donley and Chief of Staff Gen. ...

From Nextgov.com: DuPont, German company win lightweight battery contest

October 6, 2008 The partnership of DuPont and SFC Smart Fuel Cells AG of Germany won a Defense Department competition on Saturday to develop an ultralightweight portable battery that ground troops could use to power high-tech devices they need in battle. Read the full story on Nextgov.com.

DuPont, German company win lightweight battery contest

October 6, 2008 FROM NEXTGOV arrow The partnership of DuPont and SFC Smart Fuel Cells AG of Germany won a Defense Department competition on Saturday to develop an ultralightweight portable battery that ground troops could use to power high-tech devices they need in battle. Comment on this article in The Forum.The team, which took home a ...

Defense comptroller leaves for industry job

October 2, 2008 The Defense Department's top financial official stepped down last week for a job in private industry, after more than four years in the position. Defense comptroller Tina Jonas' last day was Sept. 26, said Cmdr. Darryn James, a Pentagon spokesman. She started her new job as director of operations, planning ...

Defense runs $1 million contest to find a lighter battery

October 2, 2008 FROM NEXTGOV arrow The Defense Department is running a competition this week to find a way to cut the weight of batteries that ground troops carry into combat by as much as 80 percent. Comment on this article in The Forum.Today's high-tech troops have to tote a heavy battery load to power a ...

Defense comptroller leaves for industry job

October 2, 2008 FROM NEXTGOV arrow The Defense Department's top financial official stepped down last week for a job in private industry, after more than four years in the position. Comment on this article in The Forum.Defense comptroller Tina Jonas' last day was Sept. 26, said Cmdr. Darryn James, a Pentagon spokesman. She started her new ...

From Nextgov.com: ODNI: Trade-off information security for good intel

September 30, 2008 The Office of the Director of National Intelligence issued a directive on Tuesday that recommends managers of information technology systems accept a lower level of security if it provides the United States with better intelligence. Read the full story on Nextgov.com