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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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House chairman blasts VA move to set up panel on soldier suicides

May 23, 2008 A key House committee chairman is calling on the Veterans Affairs Department to skip the step of appointing a blue-ribbon commission on soldier suicides and instead take "immediate action" to provide every service member with a mental health evaluation on discharge. "The VA can set up five commissions, yet the ...

Senate gives FDA $265 million in Defense supplemental ’08 funding

May 23, 2008 The Senate on Friday gave the Food and Drug Administration $265 million to beef up inspections of food products and drugs manufactured abroad. The money was included in the 2008 Defense department supplemental appropriations legislation passed by the Senate, but President Bush has threatened to veto the bill because it ...

Senate gives FDA $265 million in Defense supplemental ’08 funding

May 23, 2008 FROM NEXTGOV arrow The Senate on Friday gave the Food and Drug Administration $265 million to beef up inspections of food products and drugs manufactured abroad. Comment on this article in The Forum.The money was included in the 2008 Defense department supplemental appropriations legislationpassed by the Senate, but President Bush has threatened to ...

From Nextgov.com: Committee pulls purse strings to nudge services toward unified command-and-control systems

May 21, 2008 In its version of the fiscal 2009 defense authorization bill, the House Armed Services Committee used its oversight capability to push the military services to transition from stovepiped command-and-control systems to a new joint system, such as the Net Enabled Command and Control System under development by the Defense Information ...

Funding bill nudges military to unify systems

May 21, 2008 FROM NEXTGOV arrow In its version of the fiscal 2009 defense authorization bill, the House Armed Services Committee used its oversight capability to push the military services to transition from stovepiped command-and-control systems to a new joint system, such as the Net Enabled Command and Control System under development by the Defense Information ...

From Nextgov.com: Cost of cybersecurity initiative is triple its first estimate, panel reports

May 19, 2008 The Bush administration's proposal to defend government networks against cyberattacks will cost $17 billion, nearly three times original estimates, and is so secret that it cuts the public out of the debate on the program, according to a Senate report. Read the full story from Nextgov.com

Cost of cybersecurity initiative to triple, panel reports

May 19, 2008 FROM NEXTGOV arrow The Bush administration's proposal to defend government networks against cyberattacks will cost $17 billion, nearly three times original estimates, and is so secret that it cuts the public out of the debate on the program, according to a Senate report. Comment on this article in The Forum.The cost of the ...

From Nextgov.com: Cyber criminals overseas steal U.S electronic health records

May 16, 2008 In 2004, when Bush administration officials unveiled a project to provide every American with an electronic health record by 2014, they pledged to put privacy and security first. But the discovery in April of stolen health records containing sensitive medical information about U.S. patients on a computer server in Malaysia ...

Cyber criminals overseas steal U.S. electronic health records

May 16, 2008 FROM NEXTGOV arrow In 2004, when Bush administration officials unveiled a project to provide every American with an electronic health record by 2014, they pledged to put privacy and security first. But the discovery in April of stolen health records containing sensitive medical information about U.S. patients on a computer server in Malaysia ...

Cyber Command Sweepstakes

May 16, 2008 FROM NEXTGOV arrow Eighteen states are vying to become the home of the headquarters for the coveted Air Force Cyber Command. So, on May 15, William Anderson, assistant secretary of the Air Force for installations, environment and logistics, sent a letter to the governors, asking them to provide details that will help the ...