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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 IG Slaps Washington Headquarters Services for Poorly Managing Task Order

August 15, 2014 FROM NEXTGOV arrow The Washington Headquarters Services, which manages and provides support service for the Pentagon and other Defense Department installations in the Washington, D.C., area including information technology, spent $2.4 million more than expected and potentially wasted $271,358 on one IT task order, DOD inspector general reported Wednesday. WHS has 10 IT ...

Air Force Inks $291 Million Deals for Commodity Aircraft Supplies

August 15, 2014 FROM NEXTGOV arrow The Air Force requires thousands of low-cost electronic and hardware commodity items to keep its fleet of aircraft flying and yesterday awarded eight companies contracts valued at $288 million to supply it with 3,000 separate items. Under the Third Party Logistics Follow-on Service Acquisition, vendors will source and supply the ...

Australia Joins Assistance Mission for Remaining 4,000 Iraqi Refugees

August 14, 2014 Australia has joined the United States and Britain in airdropping supplies to refugees trapped by the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant forces on Mount Sinjar in Northwestern Iraq, with a Royal Australian Air Force C-130J parachuting 10 pallets of supplies yesterday. Over the past week, U.S. military aircraft ...

New VA Chief Freezes Central Health Office Hiring

August 14, 2014 FROM NEXTGOV arrow Veterans Affairs Secretary Robert McDonald said he has put a freeze on the hiring of personnel for the headquarters staff of the Veterans Health Administration in Washington and headquarters of the 21 regional Veterans Integrated Service Networks around the country. Dr. Ken Kizer, who served as VA undersecretary for health ...

Australia Joins Iraq Refugee Aerial Resupply Mission

August 14, 2014 FROM NEXTGOV arrow Australia has joined the United States and Britain in airdropping supplies to refugees trapped by the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant forces on Mount Sinjar in Northwestern Iraq, with a Royal Australian Air Force C-130J parachuting 10 pallets of supplies yesterday. Over the past week, U.S. military aircraft ...

Health Care for Vets on Nantucket

August 12, 2014 FROM NEXTGOV arrow The 124 veterans eligible for health care from the Department of Veterans Affairs who live on the island of Nantucket 30 miles off the coast of Massachusetts truly illustrate the problem rural vets face in accessing VA clinics and hospitals – they need to take a one-hour ferry trip before ...

Re-Opening of Nuke Waste Dump ‘High Priority’ for Moniz

August 12, 2014 FROM NEXTGOV arrow Although Congress has yet to provide funds, re-opening the country’s only nuclear waste dump remains a “high priority” for the Energy Department, Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz told a town hall meeting in Carlsbad, New Mexico, last night. The Waste Isolation Pilot Plant, which stores 3.2 million cubic feet of plutonium-contaminated ...

Navy Chief Says the Future of War Lies in 'Information Dominance'

August 11, 2014 Chief of Naval Operations Adm. Jonathan Greenert views “information dominance” as key to the future of warfare while the service’s new transformation framework calls for development of a “data-savvy” workforce. Speaking at a ceremony last Thursday at which Rear Adm. David Lewis took command of the Space and Naval Warfare ...

Zeroing in on the Elusive ‘Contractor Sustainment Re-Vector’

August 11, 2014 FROM NEXTGOV arrow On July 10, I reported my frustration with trying to figure out what exactly the Air Force bought for the $38.8 million increase to its Advanced Extremely High Frequency contract with Lockheed Martin for something dubbed “System Interim Contractor Sustainment Re-vector.” I sent a query to the Air Force Space ...

Naval Chief Views Information Key to Future of Warfare

August 11, 2014 FROM NEXTGOV arrow Chief of Naval Operations Adm. Jonathan Greenert views “information dominance” as key to the future of warfare while the service’s new transformation framework calls for development of a “data-savvy” workforce. Speaking at a ceremony last Thursday at which Rear Adm. David Lewis took command of the Space and Naval Warfare ...