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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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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 ...

Emergency workers keep busy in Gustav's wake

September 5, 2008 FROM NEXTGOV arrow BATON ROUGE, La. -- Hurricane Gustav may have blipped off the national media's radar screen, but federal and state officials here continue to deal with its aftermath. Gustav knocked out 13 of the 14 high-power transmission lines in Louisiana while downed trees zapped local distribution lines, said Eddie Pack, a ...

Emergency workers keep busy in Gustav’s wake

September 5, 2008 BATON ROUGE, La. -- Hurricane Gustav may have blipped off the national media's radar screen, but federal and state officials here continue to deal with its aftermath. Gustav knocked out 13 of the 14 high-power transmission lines in Louisiana while downed trees zapped local distribution lines, said Eddie Pack, a ...

Defense moved swiftly to aid in Gustav response

September 2, 2008 FROM NEXTGOV arrow ALEXANDRIA, LA. - As Hurricane Gustav raged worked its way through the Gulf of Mexico late last week, the Defense Department's Army North unit set up a high-tech operational command post at England Industrial Air Park here to coordinate military efforts to aid in the preparation for and response to ...

Gustav response highlights Army's improvement in disaster communications

September 2, 2008 FROM NEXTGOV arrow Alexandria, La. - Hoping to avoid the communications breakdown it experienced during Hurricane Katrina, the Army has turned to mobile command vehicles built from the ground up to coordinate with first responders in the aftermath of Hurricane Gustav. Comment on this article in The Forum.During Katrina, Defense Department units had ...

Defense moved swiftly to aid in Gustav response

September 2, 2008 ALEXANDRIA, LA. -- As Hurricane Gustav raged worked its way through the Gulf of Mexico late last week, the Defense Department's Army North unit set up a high-tech operational command post at England Industrial Air Park here to coordinate military efforts to aid in the preparation for and response to ...

Gustav response highlights Army’s improvement in disaster communications

September 2, 2008 Alexandria, La. - Hoping to avoid the communications breakdown it experienced during Hurricane Katrina, the Army has turned to mobile command vehicles built from the ground up to coordinate with first responders in the aftermath of Hurricane Gustav. During Katrina, Defense Department units had difficulty communicating with state and local ...