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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 administration vows Gustav response will be different

August 29, 2008 Top federal disaster officials led by Homeland Security Department Secretary Michael Chertoff promised during a whirlwind trip to Louisiana on Thursday a better and more coordinated response to Hurricane Gustav than they provided after Hurricane Katrina. Chertoff and David Paulison, administrator of the Federal Emergency Management Agency, held press conferences ...

Agencies get ready for massive Gulf Coast storm

August 28, 2008 FROM NEXTGOV arrow Federal agencies are scrambling to prepare for a major hurricane predicted to hit the Gulf Coast early next week, following a declaration of a state of emergency and a request for federal assistance on Wednesday by Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal. Comment on this article in The Forum.Forecasters predicted Hurricane Gustav, ...

Agencies get ready for massive Gulf Coast storm

August 28, 2008 Federal agencies are scrambling to prepare for a major hurricane predicted to hit the Gulf Coast early next week, following a declaration of a state of emergency and a request for federal assistance on Wednesday by Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal. Forecasters predicted Hurricane Gustav, currently in the vicinity of Jamaica, ...

Democratic convention shows off technological prowess

August 22, 2008 FROM NEXTGOV arrow When the Democratic National Convention kicks off on Aug. 25 in Denver, delegates, party officials and the media will tap into some of the most sophisticated communications networks ever installed for a single event. Comment on this article in The Forum.Qwest Communications installed a fiber-optic network at the Pepsi Center ...

Defense radio project not practical or affordable, GAO says

August 18, 2008 FROM NEXTGOV arrow A decade-old Defense Department project to develop a line of software-based radios is neither practical nor affordable, according to a report released by the Government Accountability Office on Friday. Comment on this article in The Forum.Defense launched its ambitious Joint Tactical Radio System program in 1997 to replace its multiple, ...

From Nextgov.com: Defense radio project not practical or affordable, GAO says

August 18, 2008 A decade-old Defense Department project to develop a line of software-based radios is neither practical nor affordable, according to a report released by the Government Accountability Office on Friday. Read the full story on Nextgov.com

Space agency presses full-speed ahead on exploration plans

August 18, 2008 NASA might be operating under a lean budget, but that isn't preventing officials at the 50-year-old space agency from dreaming big. They still have a vision of returning astronauts to the moon and using that as the jumping-off point for the first manned exploration of Mars. Both endeavors will be ...

Full-Speed Ahead

August 15, 2008 Budget and technological hurdles aren't stopping NASA from shooting for the moon-and Mars. NASA might be operating under a lean budget, but that isn't preventing officials at the 50-year-old space agency from dreaming big. They still have a vision of returning astronauts to the moon and using that as the ...

From Nextgov.com: Air Force suspends Cyber Command program

August 13, 2008 The Air Force on Monday suspended all efforts related to development of a program to become the dominant service in cyberspace, according to knowledgeable sources. Top Air Force officials put a halt to all activities related to the establishment of the Cyber Command, a provisional unit that is currently part ...

From Nextgov.com: Board recommends new strategy for complex Defense programs

August 12, 2008 The Defense Department should adopt the system of systems approach to complex projects used for the Army's $160 billion Future Combat Systems program, an advisory board recommended in a recent report. Read the full story on Nextgov.com.