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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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Bush: Troops could miss paychecks, civilians could be laid off

June 9, 2008 President Bush warned in his national radio address on Saturday that the Defense Department will not be able to pay troops next month and civilian Defense workers could face layoffs if Congress does not pass the 2008 emergency war supplemental bill soon. In a related development, Defense Secretary Robert Gates ...

Spectrum Alert Déjà Vu

June 6, 2008 FROM NEXTGOV arrow As my colleague Katherine McIntire Peters wrote in a prescient article in November 2002, what "oxygen is to life, the radio frequency spectrum is to modern living." This valuable resource is the lifeblood for gadgets and gizmos that we all take for granted, from the cell phones used incessantly by ...

Army honors internal inventors

June 2, 2008 The Army last week unveiled its list of the service's top 10 inventions for 2007, with more than half the winners focused on protecting troops from improvised explosive devices, which have caused more than 40 per cent of the casualties in Iraq. The service said one winner, a new process ...

Army honors internal inventors

June 2, 2008 FROM NEXTGOV arrow The Army last week unveiled its list of the service's top 10 inventions for 2007, with more than half the winners focused on protecting troops from improvised explosive devices, which have caused more than 40 per cent of the casualties in Iraq. The service said one winner, a new process ...

Speeding Security

June 1, 2008 The TSA operation in Albuquerque finds that a focus on customer service leads to happier travelers-and improved security. Jennifer Ayers, a 22-year-old part-time Transportation Security Administration screener and full-time student in her senior year at the University of New Mexico, takes the security part of that equation very seriously. Ayers, ...

What's Brewin: Honoring medics, corpsmen on the real Memorial Day

May 30, 2008 FROM NEXTGOV arrow I'm a traditionalist and believe Memorial Day should be a solemn occasion to honor those who have died in service of their county and not an excuse for a three-day weekend. So, today, May 30 - the real Memorial Day - I would like to pay tribute to the men ...

From Nextgov.com: Bandwidth shortage threatens Army’s FCS plans

May 29, 2008 The Army's biggest modernization program, which relies on transmitting graphics-heavy data on the battlefield, faces a potentially crippling shortage of spectrum and bandwidth, according to a report from the Congressional Research Service. Read the full story from Nextgov.com

Bandwidth shortage threatens Army’s FCS plans

May 29, 2008 FROM NEXTGOV arrow The Army's biggest modernization program, which relies on transmitting graphics-heavy data on the battlefield, faces a potentially crippling shortage of spectrum and bandwidth, according to a report from the Congressional Research Service. Comment on this article in The Forum.At issue is the $160 billion Future Combat Systems, a smart force ...

From Nextgov.com: Defense boosts bandwidth of global network to meet battlefield needs

May 28, 2008 The Defense Department's demand for bandwidth has soared during the past two years as the military services relied more on dense graphic aerial images for its operations in Iraq and Afghanistan. Read the full story from Nextgov.com

Defense boosts bandwidth of global network to meet battlefield needs

May 28, 2008 FROM NEXTGOV arrow The Defense Department's demand for bandwidth has soared during the past two years as the military services relied more on dense graphic aerial images for its operations in Iraq and Afghanistan. Comment on this article in The Forum.Much of the increased demand showed up at the Defense Information Systems Agency, ...