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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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Entire Manhattan Project History Declassified and Now Online

August 21, 2014 FROM NEXTGOV arrow Lt. Gen. Leslie Groves, the military chief of the organization charged with developing the atomic bomb during World War II – operating under the code name of Manhattan Engineer District – commissioned an internal and classified history of the project in 1944. That entire history has now been declassified and ...

Top Secret White House Crisis Communication Network Gets Upgrade

August 21, 2014 FROM NEXTGOV arrow The Defense Information Systems Agency yesterday awarded Harris Corp. a 10-year, $450 million follow-on contract to maintain and support the Crisis Management System, a top secret video conference network that links the president with the Joint Chiefs of Staff, cabinet officers and other top officials. The Crisis Management System, a ...

Navy Ships Will Get $2.5 Billion in Cyber and Intelligence Upgrades

August 21, 2014 The Navy today awarded five companies eight-year contracts valued at $2.5 billion to install standardized shipboard networks. The Space and Naval Warfare Systems Command tapped BAE Systems Technology Solutions & Services, General Dynamics C4 Systems, Global Technical Systems, Northrop Grumman Systems Corp. and Serco, Inc. for the indefinite-delivery, indefinite-quantity, firm-fixed-price, ...

Navy Drops $2.5 Billion in Contracts to Update Shipboard Networks

August 20, 2014 FROM NEXTGOV arrow The Navy today awarded five companies eight-year contracts valued at $2.5 billion to install standardized shipboard networks. The Space and Naval Warfare Systems Command tapped BAE Systems Technology Solutions & Services, General Dynamics C4 Systems, Global Technical Systems, Northrop Grumman Systems Corp. and Serco, Inc. for the indefinite-delivery, indefinite-quantity, firm-fixed-price, ...

GSA Does Bombers Too

August 20, 2014 FROM NEXTGOV arrow It turns out, the federal government’s landlord and long-distance phone supplier, the General Services Administration, also supports the Air Force B-2 stealth bomber. GSA’s Assisted Acquisition Services Division increased a task order contract held by URS Corporation by $1 million yesterday to support work on a Very Low Frequency receiver ...

DOT Wants Cars to ‘Talk’ to Each Other

August 20, 2014 FROM NEXTGOV arrow The Transportation Department and its National Highway Traffic Safety Administration have formally kicked off a process that would end in mandating all cars and light trucks have the ability to exchange data with each other over wireless communications to prevent accidents. Vehicle-to-vehicle communications technology “could move us from helping people ...

New VA Bill Chops Tuition Costs

August 18, 2014 FROM NEXTGOV arrow While focused primarily on reform of the Veterans Health Administration, the Veterans’ Access to Care through Choice, Accountability, and Transparency Act of 2014 also provides good news for vets attending state-funded schools under the post-9/11 GI Bill. Vets covered by that bill will qualify for lower in-state tuition, no matter ...

Navy Unmanned Aircraft Returns to Carrier Flight Ops

August 18, 2014 FROM NEXTGOV arrow The Navy’s X-47B unmanned aircraft returned to sea yesterday on the USS Theodore Roosevelt, and for the first time conducted flight operations with manned aircraft. The fighter-sized X-47B made the first carrier landing of an unmanned aircraft July 10, 2013, on the USS George H.W. Bush operating off the Virginia ...

Here Comes the Pink Camo Food Truck

August 15, 2014 FROM NEXTGOV arrow Three Army spouses from Ft. Drum, New York, will compete in the Food Network’s “Great Food Truck Race” at 9 p.m. EDT this Sunday with a vehicle that pays a nod to the military with its unique pink camouflage paint scheme. Team Military Moms, which consists of Ft. Drum spouses ...

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 ...