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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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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 ...

GAO: Future Combat Systems network still more concept than reality

March 10, 2008 The number of lines of software code the Army needs to develop for its Future Combat Systems program has tripled to 95.1 million lines since 2003, and "it is not yet clear if or when the information network, which is at the heart of the FCS concept, can be developed, ...

GAO: Future Combat Systems network still more concept than reality

March 10, 2008 FROM NEXTGOV arrow The number of lines of software code the Army needs to develop for its Future Combat Systems program has tripled to 95.1 million lines since 2003, and "it is not yet clear if or when the information network, which is at the heart of the FCS concept, can be developed, ...

GAO: Overruns, delays plague satellite programs

March 9, 2008 FROM NEXTGOV arrow The Defense Department spends billions of dollars a year to acquire space-based systems, including communications, surveillance and navigation satellites, but development and acquisition during the past several decades have relied on a flawed process, a Government Accountability Office official told lawmakers on Thursday. This has pushed up costs up by ...

Overruns, delays plague satellite programs, lawmakers told

March 7, 2008 The Defense Department spends billions of dollars a year to acquire space-based systems, including communications, surveillance and navigation satellites, but development and acquisition during the past several decades have relied on a flawed process, a Government Accountability Office official told lawmakers on Thursday. This has pushed up costs up by ...

U.S. unprepared for ongoing cyberwar, say officials

March 7, 2008 FROM NEXTGOV arrow The United States is in the midst of a cyberwar and is not prepared to deal with it, top Defense Department and intelligence officials acknowledged this week. Comment on this article in the forum."Cyberwarfare is already here.... It's one of our major challenges," said Defense Deputy Secretary Gordon England on ...

U.S. unprepared for ongoing cyberwar, say top military and intelligence officials

March 6, 2008 The United States is in the midst of a cyberwar and is not prepared to deal with it, top Defense Department and intelligence officials acknowledged this week. "Cyberwarfare is already here…. It's one of our major challenges," said Defense Deputy Secretary Gordon England on Monday at the annual National Community ...

Navy develops two-way radio communication for submerged submarines

March 5, 2008 The Navy has developed systems using floating radio antennas and buoys that will provide submerged submarines with two-way communications for the first time in history, a top official at the Space and Naval Warfare Systems Center said at a news briefing on Tuesday. Until now, submarines had to be at ...

Defense kicks off satellite communications contract

March 4, 2008 The Defense Information Systems Agency has kicked off a follow-on procurement for commercial satellite services that could be worth $500 million a year and may attract a large field of bidders, ranging from small businesses to large systems integrators. Tom Eaton, president of Arrowhead Global Solutions, one of the three ...