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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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Joint Staff Dumps Oracle and PeopleSoft Planning Software for Open Source

September 25, 2014 FROM NEXTGOV arrow The Joint Staff currently uses Oracle and PeopleSoft for strategic planning software through a contract managed by a division of the Naval Sea Systems Command. The Joint Staff runs the software on the Joint Organization Server and a server covering the Office of Secretary of Defense. NAVSEA said in a...

Office of Naval Research Eyes Tactical Cloud

September 25, 2014 FROM NEXTGOV arrow The Office of Naval Research wants to harness the power of cloud computing and bring big data fusion capabilities to the warfighting environment. Last month, the office kicked off a five-year, $12.3 million project for a Navy tactical cloud, a project which could be performed by up to six research...

DOD's Quest for Better Email Will Test Microsoft's Cloud

September 24, 2014 The Navy has decided to run a pilot of Microsoft cloud email for its reserve forces as an alternative to email on the Navy Marine Corps Intranet after determining it could save hundreds of millions of dollars over five years with the company. The Space and Naval Warfare Systems Center...

Original VA Blogger Joins Nonprofit

September 24, 2014 FROM NEXTGOV arrow Correction: The Mission Continues is headquartered in St. Louis not Washington, as originally reported. Alex Horton, an Army Iraq veteran and one of the original members of the blogging crew at the Department of Veterans Affairs, has joined The Mission Continues, a nonprofit that engages veterans in community-based project that...

Navy to Ditch NMCI for Microsoft in Cloud Email Pilot

September 23, 2014 FROM NEXTGOV arrow The Navy has decided to run a pilot of Microsoft cloud email for its reserve forces as an alternative to email on the Navy Marine Corps Intranet after determining it could save hundreds of millions of dollars over five years with the company. The Space and Naval Warfare Systems Center...

Is This the Best Source of Ebola Info?

September 22, 2014 FROM NEXTGOV arrow ReliefWeb, a website operated by the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs, stands out as a rich source of information on the spread of the Ebola virus in West Africa and the international response by governments and nongovernmental organizations worldwide. Designed for use by humanitarian organizations, ReliefWeb...

Printing Office Releases Digital Version of Report on JFK Assassination

September 22, 2014 FROM NEXTGOV arrow The Government Printing Office today released a digital version of the entire Warren Commission report on the assassination of President John. F. Kennedy to commemorate the 50 years since the printed version of the report first rolled off the agency’s presses. In conjunction with the Boston Public Library, GPO first...

Navy Unveils Energy Warrior App

September 22, 2014 FROM NEXTGOV arrow The Navy launched its Energy Warrior app last week available on Apple and Android iThings, which focuses on energy conservation efforts around the fleet. The app also serves on alternative energy projects ashore and afloat, including the use of biofuels on air, ship and shore installations. In addition, the Energy...

Review Finds Few Efficiences in the Pentagon's Joint Basing Plan

September 21, 2014 The consolidation of 26 standalone military bases into 12 joint facilities has not resulted in increased efficiency nor cost savings, the Government Accountability Office said in a report published today that suggested the Pentagon re-evaluate the project. The 2005 Base Realignment and Closure Commission kicked off the consolidation process on...

GAO: Joint Basing Does Not Increase Efficiency

September 19, 2014 FROM NEXTGOV arrow The consolidation of 26 standalone military bases into 12 joint facilities has not resulted in increased efficiency nor cost savings, the Government Accountability Office said in a report published today that suggested the Pentagon re-evaluate the project. The 2005 Base Realignment and Closure Commission kicked off the consolidation process on...

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