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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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Lockheed Wins $45 Million Award for Continued Cross Domain Software Support

September 9, 2014 FROM NEXTGOV arrow The Defense Department awarded Lockheed Martin a new $45 million contract for its “Radiant Mercury” system, which is used to sanitize and share classified information — including, purportedly, classified satellite imagery — across a variety of security domains. Developed as a Navy project in 1992 and installed on command ships ...

Army Spends $181M on Smart Label Technology to Track Military Supplies

September 8, 2014 FROM NEXTGOV arrow The Army launched a procurement last Friday valued at $181 million for barcode-based automatic identification technology gear to track supplies globally for all four military services, the Coast Guard, other federal agencies and NATO allies. The contract covers, among other things, barcode readers and printers connected to Wi-Fi access points ...

Intelligence Research Agency Plans First Industry Confab

September 8, 2014 FROM NEXTGOV arrow The Intelligence Advanced Research Projects Activity plans to hold its first industry day since its founding in 2006. The purpose of the gathering – held Oct. 29-30 – “is to provide a unique look at the breadth and depth of IARPA's research through briefings, discussions and demonstrations,” including the Aggregative ...

CRS: Cops Can Get Kitchen and Lawn Care Gear from DOD

August 29, 2014 FROM NEXTGOV arrow The Congressional Research Service has produced a report on the militarization of law enforcement unearthed by Steven Aftergood, director of the Federation of American Scientists Project on Government Secrecy, which shows the Defense Department is a good source of gear far beyond the Mine-Resistant Ambush Protected vehicles in the news ...

New DOD-VA Health Records System Coming to More Facilities Soon

August 29, 2014 CORRECTION: This story and its headline has been updated to correct the original version, which erroneously reported the Defense Department had missed its own deadlines for installing health-records viewers. The program met its pilot goals. The Departments of Defense and Veterans Affairs have installed a software viewer that allows clinicians ...

Oh No: Obama Once Again Talks About ‘Sacred Trust’ with Vets

August 28, 2014 FROM NEXTGOV arrow Speaking at the American Legion convention in Charlotte, North Carolina, this Tuesday, President Obama invoked the “sacred trust” between those who serve in the military, the citizens they defend and himself. Obama proclaimed, “The bond between our forces and our citizens has to be a sacred trust, and that for ...

Defense to Install Health Record Viewer in Even More Facilities by the End of Next Month

August 28, 2014 FROM NEXTGOV arrow This corrects a story from Aug. 28 that reported the Defense Department had missed its own deadlines for installing health-records viewers. The Departments of Defense and Veterans Affairs have installed a software viewer that allows clinicians to jointly access health record systems at seven VA facilities and two Defense facilities ...

Scientists Figure Out Why Grunts Groan

August 22, 2014 FROM NEXTGOV arrow Some 325 scientists from around the world attending the third International Congress on Soldiers' Physical Performance in Boston came to the obvious conclusion any infantryman knows all too well: The combat load is way too heavy and defies efforts to shrink it. Marilyn Sharp, who has the title of research ...

New Navy Shipboard Net Key to Information Dominance

August 22, 2014 FROM NEXTGOV arrow The Navy’s $2.5 billion shipboard-network contract awarded Wednesday is critical to the service’s push for information dominance in future wars. That’s according to Rear Adm. Christian Becker, the program executive officer for command, control, communications and intelligence at the Space and Naval Warfare Systems Command, who discussed the service’s plans ...

The Secret History of the Atom Bomb Is Now Available in Full Online

August 21, 2014 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 ...