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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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VA in midst of huge project to rewrite regulations in plain language

April 15, 2008 The Veterans Affairs Department is engaged in a massive project to rewrite benefit claims regulations using plain language with the goal to make them clearer and more consistent. For example, VA used its plain language policy on April 12, when it issued a proposed rule for claims dealing with disability...

VA issues final rule on handling lost personal data

April 14, 2008 FROM NEXTGOV arrow The Veterans Affairs Department adopted a final rule on April 11 that details steps the department must take in case it loses sensitive personal information. Those actions include promptly notifying veterans affected by the loss and providing credit protection. Comment on this article in The Forum.VA developed the rule in...

What's Brewin: Tanker Wars on the Web

April 11, 2008 FROM NEXTGOV arrow A decade ago, when a company won a major contract, it would issue a press release and maybe take out a full-page ad in some trade magazines and The Washington Post. If a competitor decided to protest that award, it would hire some high-priced lawyers, issue a press release and...

Army awards contract for long-range wireless system

April 10, 2008 FROM NEXTGOV arrow The Army recently awarded a multimillion -dollar contract for a far-reaching secure wireless communication system using the same, but stronger, Wi-Fi technology found in neighborhood coffee shop to link support units on the front lines with supply depots miles away, according to a top official with the winning bidder. Comment...

Hack steered Coast Guard e-learning users to al Jazeera site

April 8, 2008 Last summer, hackers manipulated the Coast Guard's E-Learning system so that users were redirected to a Web site operated by al Jazeera, an Arab news organization, said the service's chief information officer. Field information systems security officers informed the Coast Guard Computer Incident Response Team of the problem, and the...

Hack steered Coast Guard e-learning users to al Jazeera site

April 8, 2008 FROM NEXTGOV arrow Last summer, hackers manipulated the Coast Guard's E-Learning system so that users were redirected to a Web site operated by al Jazeera, an Arab news organization, said the service's chief information officer. Comment on this article in The Forum.Field information systems security officers informed the Coast Guard Computer Incident Response...

New intelligence sharing strategy shifts from ‘need to share’ to ‘responsibility to provide’

April 4, 2008 Since the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks exposed the problems that result from tightly compartmentalized information, intelligence agencies have moved from a "need to know" culture to a "need to share" approach recommended by the 9/11 Commission and enshrined in the 2004 Intelligence Reform and Terrorism Protection Act. Mike McConnell, director...

Intelligence sharing strategy shifts from 'need to share' to 'responsibility to provide'

April 4, 2008 FROM NEXTGOV arrow Since the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks exposed the problems that result from tightly compartmentalized information, intelligence agencies have moved from a "need to know" culture to a "need to share" approach recommended by the 9/11 Commission and enshrined in the 2004 Intelligence Reform and Terrorism Protection Act. Comment on this...

What's Brewin: Now it's 'responsibility to provide'

April 4, 2008 FROM NEXTGOV arrow First there was "need to know" when it came to intelligence. Then after the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks exposed the problems that result from tightly compartmentalized information, the country's intelligence community moved to a "need to share" culture. That has met more than its share of resistance, according to folks...

Defense radio program not fully tested, GAO reports

April 1, 2008 FROM NEXTGOV arrow The Defense Department's program to develop advanced radios to connect soldiers over a vast network has lagged because of a lack of security certifications and technologies that are fully developed and ready to use, according to a report released on March 31 by the Government Accountability Office. Comment on this...

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