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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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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 ...

From Nextgov.com: Navy installing satellite broadband on ships

September 9, 2008 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. Read the full story on Nextgov.com

Army relies on 'fully loaded' SUV in hurricane response

September 8, 2008 FROM NEXTGOV arrow View slideshow of federal response to Hurricane Gustav. BATON ROUGE, La. - If a car dealer was demonstrating the Chevy Suburban parked outside the Federal Emergency Management Agency's Joint Field Office here to manage response to Hurricane Gustav and said, "This baby is loaded," it would not be an exaggeration. ...

From Nextgov.com: Army relies on ‘fully loaded’ SUV in hurricane response

September 8, 2008 BATON ROUGE, La. - If a car dealer was demonstrating the Chevy Suburban parked outside the Federal Emergency Management Agency's Joint Field Office here to manage response to Hurricane Gustav and said, "This baby is loaded," it would not be an exaggeration. Read the full story on Nextgov.com

Customs and Border Protection lends aerial vehicle for hurricane damage assessment

September 5, 2008 FROM NEXTGOV arrow Pete McNall, left, director of unmanned aircraft systems for Customs and Border Protection's southwest region, coordinates Predator unmanned flights in wake of Hurricane Gustav at the FEMA Joint Field Office in Baton Rouge, La. (Photo: Bob Brewin / NextGov) Play video of Predator in action. BATON ROUGE, LA - Predator ...