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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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National health records network to expand

March 27, 2008 FROM NEXTGOV arrow Story updated April 4, 2008, at 10:56 a.m. The federal office in charge of creating a national network that intends to allow clinicians to exchange electronic health care information plans to expand the system this year to include electronic health records maintained by federal agencies as well as personal health ...

HHS awards network contract to share medical records

March 25, 2008 The Health and Human Services Department last week awarded a contract to Harris Corp. to build an information system that clinicians at four agencies can use to share patient medical records with the hopes of providing improved health care. Part of the attraction of Harris' bid to build the National ...

HHS awards network contract to share medical records

March 25, 2008 FROM NEXTGOV arrow The Health and Human Services Department last week awarded a contract to Harris Corp. to build an information system that clinicians at four agencies can use to share patient medical records with the hopes of providing improved health care. Comment on this article in The Forum.Part of the attraction of ...

NIH told patients about security breach weeks after incident

March 24, 2008 The National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute, part of the National Institutes of Health, informed patients on March 20 that a laptop computer containing their unencrypted personal data was stolen from a researcher's car on Feb. 29 -- nearly three weeks after the incident occurred. Dr. Elizabeth Nabel, NHLBI director ...

NIH told patients about security breach weeks after incident

March 24, 2008 FROM NEXTGOV arrow The National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute, part of the National Institutes of Health, informed patients on March 20 that a laptop computer containing their unencrypted personal data was stolen from a researcher's car on Feb. 29 -- nearly three weeks after the incident occurred. Comment on this article in ...

Duplicate systems viewed as challenge to sharing intelligence information

March 21, 2008 FROM NEXTGOV arrow SAN DIEGO -- While top officials of the Defense Department and the Office of the Director of National Intelligence strongly backed sharing of intelligence information here at the annual Department of Defense Intelligence Information System (DoDIIS) Conference, end users said they found the effort plagued by duplicative development efforts and ...

What's Brewin Column: Avoid the Britney results

March 21, 2008 FROM NEXTGOV arrow Intelligence analysts need "high-fidelity" search tools to separate relevant information from irrelevant information, says Maj. Gen. John Custer, commander of the Army Intelligence Center at Fort. Huachuca, Ariz. Custer spoke this week at the annual Department of Defense Intelligence Information System Conference in San Diego. That means developing search tools ...

Intel CIO aims to cut years out of IT buying process

March 19, 2008 The nation's intelligence community needs to cut years out of the time it takes to buy information technology systems before it can take advantage of information sharing among government organizations, said the chief information officer for National Intelligence. Intelligence agencies can no longer spend three years to acquire products and ...

Intel CIO aims to cut years out of IT buying process

March 19, 2008 FROM NEXTGOV arrow The nation's intelligence community needs to cut years out of the time it takes to buy information technology systems before it can take advantage of information sharing among government organizations, said the chief information officer for National Intelligence. Comment on this article in the Forum.Intelligence agencies can no longer spend ...

Information czar calls for performance reviews to include sharing

March 18, 2008 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. Thomas McNamara, program manager for the Information Sharing Environment, told an audience gathered at the ...