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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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Some Defense program costs up as much as 323 percent, report finds

April 1, 2008 FROM NEXTGOV arrow Key Defense Department electronics, satellite and communications programs have experienced significant schedule delays and cost overruns as high 323 percent, the Government Accountability Office detailed in its annual report to Congress on 72 major weapon systems programs released on Monday. Comment on this article in The Forum.The cost to modernize...

Focus on outcomes will advance Army health care, surgeon general says

March 28, 2008 The Army should adopt the combat medicine practices used in Afghanistan and Iraq and shift its medical model away from one focused on costly processes to one based on health outcomes, its surgeon general said. The Army practices "effects-based" medicine in Afghanistan and Iraq, which includes investing in such services...

Surgeon General: Focus on outcomes will advance Army health care

March 28, 2008 FROM NEXTGOV arrow The Army should adopt the combat medicine practices used in Afghanistan and Iraq and shift its medical model away from one focused on costly processes to one based on health outcomes, its surgeon general said. Comment on this article in The Forum.The Army practices "effects-based" medicine in Afghanistan and Iraq,...

What's Brewin' Column: Bye-bye public circuit buys

March 28, 2008 FROM NEXTGOV arrow A free society is based on the uninhibited flow of information, but sometimes the amount of information put out by the Defense Department makes no sense. Take the way the Defense Information Systems Agency buys point-to-point circuits on what used to be a publicly accessible bulletin board operated by the...

National health records network to expand

March 27, 2008 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 records developed by "entrepreneurial organizations," a top official...

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...

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