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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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Info czar calls for performance reviews to include sharing

March 18, 2008 FROM NEXTGOV arrow San Diego - If federal employees do not personally adopt a policy of sharing intelligence information, they may soon face a poor performance review, the government's top information-sharing czar warned Monday at an intelligence conference. Comment on this article in the forum.Thomas McNamara, program manager for the Information Sharing Environment, ...

Veterans Affairs closer to deploying comprehensive e-Benefits portal

March 14, 2008 The Veterans Affairs Department has started inching toward deployment of an online comprehensive health care and benefits portal recommended by the President's Commission on Care for America's Returning Wounded Warriors in an August 2007 report. VA expects to have a bare-bones site operating in the next few weeks on Army ...

Veterans Affairs closer to deploying comprehensive e-Benefits portal

March 14, 2008 FROM NEXTGOV arrow The Veterans Affairs Department has started inching toward deployment of an online comprehensive health care and benefits portal recommended by the President's Commission on Care for America's Returning Wounded Warriors in an August 2007 report. VA expects to have a bare-bones site operating in the next few weeks on Army ...

What's Brewin' Column: Strange but true

March 14, 2008 FROM NEXTGOV arrow Before the Army builds any system, it rigorously defines requirements to ensure stuff fielded to the troops works well and only essential items are included. One reason is to save grunts from having to tote extraneous gear on their already overloaded backs. Defining requirements for the Army's troubled Future Combat ...

Top Defense commander hints at taking offensive actions in space, cyberspace

March 12, 2008 The chief of the Strategic Command hinted Wednesday during a Senate hearing that the Pentagon has plans to conduct warfare in space as well as in cyberspace, strategies the Defense Department has been reluctant to discuss openly in the past. Air Force Gen. Kevin Chilton, commander of the U.S. Strategic ...

Pentagon planning for offensives in space, cyberspace

March 12, 2008 FROM NEXTGOV arrow The chief of the Strategic Command hinted Wednesday during a Senate hearing that the Pentagon has plans to conduct warfare in space as well as in cyberspace, strategies the Defense Department has been reluctant to discuss openly in the past. Comment on this article in the forum.Air Force Gen. Kevin ...

Defense, VA lay out plans to improve health care for wounded soldiers

March 11, 2008 Top officials from the departments of Veterans Affairs and Defense said on Tuesday that they plan to improve the health care for troops wounded in Iraq and Afghanistan by providing them with "a life map for recovery" that integrates all their heath records into one package and lays out a ...

Defense Information Systems Agency director to retire in July

March 11, 2008 Air Force Lt. Gen. Charles Croom, director of the Defense Information Systems Agency, plans to retire in July, and President Bush has nominated Rear Adm. Elizabeth Hight, the agency's vice director, to replace him. Hight, if approved by the Senate, will become the agency's first director from the Navy and ...

Defense, VA lay out recovery health plan for soldiers

March 11, 2008 FROM NEXTGOV arrow Top officials from the departments of Veterans Affairs and Defense said on Tuesday that they plan to improve the health care for troops wounded in Iraq and Afghanistan by providing them with "a life map for recovery" that integrates all their heath records into one package and lays out a ...

Defense Information Systems Agency director to retire

March 11, 2008 FROM NEXTGOV arrow Air Force Lt. Gen. Charles Croom, director of the Defense Information Systems Agency, plans to retire in July, and President Bush has nominated Rear Adm. Elizabeth Hight, the agency's vice director, to replace him. Comment on this article in the forum.Hight, if approved by the Senate, will become the agency's ...