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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 plans to withdraw Hight's nomination to head DISA

June 20, 2008 FROM NEXTGOV arrow Top Defense Department officials confirmed they plan to withdraw the nomination of Rear Adm. Elizabeth Hight to be the next director of the Defense Information Systems Agency because of a perceived conflict of interest with her husband, who works for a major Defense contractor. Comment on this article in The ...

From Nextgov.com: Defense withdraws Hight's nomination to head DISA

June 20, 2008 Top Defense Department officials confirmed they have withdrawn the nomination of Rear Adm. Elizabeth Hight to be the next director of the Defense Information Systems Agency because of a perceived conflict of interest with her husband, who works for a major Defense contractor. Read the full story from Nextgov.com

Senate derails Hight's nomination as DISA director

June 19, 2008 FROM NEXTGOV arrow The Senate apparently sidelined on Tuesday the nomination of Rear Adm. Elizabeth Hight as head of the Defense Information Systems Agency because her husband works for a major Defense contractor, according to sources including the Defense Department. Comment on this article in The Forum.Hight, who currently serves as DISA's vice ...

From Nextgov.com: Senate derails Hight's nomination as DISA director

June 19, 2008 The Senate apparently sidelined on Tuesday the nomination of Rear Adm. Elizabeth Hight as head of the Defense Information Systems Agency because her husband works for a major Defense contractor, according to sources including the Defense Department. Read the full story from Nextgov.com

The 50-State Strategy to Sell Cyber Command

June 13, 2008 FROM NEXTGOV arrow One way to secure the Hill's backing -- and bucks -- for any new program is to spread it over as many states and congressional districts as possible. The new Air Force Cyber Command takes this approach to its ultimate limit: The service plans a cyber unit in every state, ...

Health IT office awards contract to fight medical identity theft

June 12, 2008 FROM NEXTGOV arrow The federal office overseeing the development of a national system of electronic medical records awarded a $450,000 contract on Wednesday to Booz Allen Hamilton to evaluate the scope of medical identity theft in the United States. Comment on this article in The Forum."The prevention and detection of medical identify theft ...

From Nextgov.com: Health IT office awards contract to fight medical identity theft

June 12, 2008 The federal office overseeing the development of a national system of electronic medical records awarded a $450,000 contract on Wednesday to Booz Allen Hamilton to evaluate the scope of medical identity theft in the United States. Read the full story on Nextgov.com

FDA asks for $65 million to better track food contamination

June 11, 2008 FROM NEXTGOV arrow The Food and Drug Administration would use millions of dollars in extra fiscal 2009 funds to upgrade its information technology to tie together multiple databases so it can better track food-borne diseases and possible adverse effects from medical devices, the agency's chief information officer said on Wednesday. Comment on this ...

From Nextgov.com: FDA asks for $65 million to better track food contamination

June 11, 2008 The Food and Drug Administration would use millions of dollars in extra fiscal 2009 funds to upgrade its information technology to tie together multiple databases so it can better track food-borne diseases and possible adverse effects from medical devices, the agency's chief information officer said on Wednesday. Read the full ...

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 ...