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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: 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.

Defense Intelligence Agency launches mega IT contract

August 6, 2008 FROM NEXTGOV arrow 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. Comment on this article in The Forum.In its draft request for proposals for the $1.2 billion, five-year Solutions ...

From Nextgov.com: Defense launches mental health portal for vets

August 5, 2008 The Defense Department's Military Health System launched on Aug. 5 a behavioral health Web portal that will allow service members to anonymously seek mental health treatments for maladies such as combat stress and post-traumatic stress disorder in what the agency called a "stigma free" environment. Read the full story on ...

Defense launches mental health portal for vets

August 5, 2008 FROM NEXTGOV arrow The Defense Department's Military Health System launched on Aug. 5 a behavioral health Web portal that will allow service members to anonymously seek mental health treatments for maladies such as combat stress and post-traumatic stress disorder in what the agency called a "stigma free" environment. Comment on this article in ...

What's Brewin: DISA's New Gig

August 1, 2008 FROM NEXTGOV arrow Everyone is doing the Web 2.0 thing. But the Defense Information Systems Agency plans to take it a step further with its Global Information Grid, the network that serves Defense Department users worldwide with voice, video and data connections. The agency plans to kick off GIG 2.0 soon, I'm told. ...

Appropriators worry VA isn't capitalizing on IT centralization

July 28, 2008 FROM NEXTGOV arrow Senate appropriators are concerned that centralization of Veterans Affairs Department information technology operations has failed to improve efficiency, according to a report accompanying the fiscal 2009 VA spending bill. Comment on this article in The Forum.VA restructured its IT operations in April 2007, giving the Office of Information and Technology ...

From Nextgov.com: Appropriators worry VA isn't capitalizing on IT centralization

July 28, 2008 Senate appropriators are concerned that centralization of Veterans Affairs Department information technology operations has failed to improve efficiency, according to a report accompanying the fiscal 2009 VA spending bill. Click here to read the full story on Nextgov.com.

What's Brewin: DISA Director Front-Runners

July 25, 2008 FROM NEXTGOV arrow I'm picking up strong signals that the Defense Department has narrowed its search for the new Defense Information Systems Agency director to two equally strong candidates -- one from the Army and the other from the Air Force. Comment on this article in The Forum.Defense is scrambling to come up ...

Intelligence director urges IT overhaul

July 23, 2008 FROM NEXTGOV arrow The U.S. intelligence community must undergo fundamental cultural and organizational changes, including an overhaul of its information technology systems, to adapt to increasing globalization, according to a report released on Tuesday by the Office of the Director of National Intelligence. Comment on this article in The Forum.The community is "engaged ...