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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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Managing Technology: Rough and Tumble

July 10, 2008 FROM NEXTGOV arrow Rugged computers would be more popular if makers would update them. The market for rugged computers designed to withstand severe environmental conditions has been dominated by the Defense Department, whose forces need tough computers to withstand the knocks, vibrations, sand and blazing hot temperatures in Iraq. But some services have...

Rough and Tumble

July 1, 2008 Rugged computers would be more popular if makers would update them. The market for rugged computers designed to withstand severe environmental conditions has been dominated by the Defense Department, whose forces need tough computers to withstand the knocks, vibrations, sand and blazing hot temperatures in Iraq. But some services have...

What's Brewin: DISA Eyes 'Magic Bus'

June 27, 2008 FROM NEXTGOV arrow Jack Penkoske, director for manpower, personnel and security at the Defense Information Systems Agency, has responsibility for coordinating DISA's relocation to Fort Meade, Md., from Virginia. He's come up with a number of innovative ways to ease the pain of the move, which was mandated by the Base Realignment and...

Army overhauls modernization program

June 26, 2008 Under pressure from Congress and civilian leaders at the Pentagon, the Army announced on Thursday that it will make key changes to its $160 billion Future Combat Systems program. The Army has decided to shift initial fielding of components in the program from heavy armored units to lighter infantry brigades,...

Army overhauls modernization program

June 26, 2008 FROM NEXTGOV arrow Under pressure from Congress and civilian leaders at the Pentagon, the Army announced on Thursday that it will make key changes to its $160 billion Future Combat Systems program. Comment on this article in The Forum.The Army has decided to shift initial fielding of components in the program from heavy...

From Nextgov: NOAA awards contract to manage huge stores of environmental data

June 25, 2008 The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration signed a contract on Monday to help manage an archive of environmental data, which by 2020 will store more information than all the material printed in the world since Gutenberg. Read the full story on Nextgov.com

NOAA awards contract to manage huge stores of environmental data

June 25, 2008 FROM NEXTGOV arrow The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration signed a contract on Monday to help manage an archive of environmental data, which by 2020 will store more information than all the material printed in the world since Gutenberg. Comment on this article in The Forum.The $2.8 million contract, awarded to Diversified Global...

Military plans to implement patient-controlled electronic health records

June 24, 2008 FROM NEXTGOV arrow The Military Health System plans to deploy patient-controlled personal health records by the end of the year, and could become one of the first large groups to adopt the technology. Comment on this article in The Forum.In a blog post on the MHS Web site last week, S. Ward Casscells,...

From Nextgov.com: Military plans to implement patient-controlled electronic health records

June 24, 2008 The Military Health System plans to deploy patient-controlled personal health records by the end of the year, and could become one of the first large groups to adopt the technology. Read the full story from Nextgov.com.

Defense plans to withdraw Hight's nomination to head DISA

June 20, 2008 FROM NEXTGOV arrow Top Defense Department officials confirmed they plan to withdraw the nomination of Rear Adm. Elizabeth Hight to be the next director of the Defense Information Systems Agency because of a perceived conflict of interest with her husband, who works for a major Defense contractor. Comment on this article in The...

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