Nextgov - What's Brewinhttp://www.nextgov.com/defense/whats-brewin/What's New in Defense ITen-usWed, 22 Oct 2014 16:09:45 -0400So, How Do I Get Onto the VA eBenefits Site?http://www.nextgov.com/defense/whats-brewin/2014/10/so-how-do-i-get-va-ebenefits-site/97166/The system seems designed to frustrate Vietnam vets.Bob BrewinWed, 22 Oct 2014 16:09:45 -0400http://www.nextgov.com/defense/whats-brewin/2014/10/so-how-do-i-get-va-ebenefits-site/97166/Defense - What's BrewinIraq war veteran Dave Walker uses his computer. Carolyn Kaster/APVA Introduces 'Google-like' Medical Record Search Functionshttp://www.nextgov.com/defense/whats-brewin/2014/10/va-introduces-google-medical-record-search-functions/97064/The new user interface includes patient “newsfeed."Bob BrewinTue, 21 Oct 2014 16:57:19 -0400http://www.nextgov.com/defense/whats-brewin/2014/10/va-introduces-google-medical-record-search-functions/97064/Defense - What's BrewinAndrei Orlov/Shutterstock.comIntelink Sets Up Ebola Websitehttp://www.nextgov.com/defense/whats-brewin/2014/10/intelink-sets-ebola-website/96899/Effort is focused on open source reporting.Bob BrewinMon, 20 Oct 2014 13:40:42 -0400http://www.nextgov.com/defense/whats-brewin/2014/10/intelink-sets-ebola-website/96899/Defense - What's BrewinA medical worker sprays people being discharged from the Island Clinic Ebola treatment center in Monrovia, Liberia.Jerome Delay/AP File PhotoHere Comes the Army Cyber Battle Labhttp://www.nextgov.com/defense/whats-brewin/2014/10/here-comes-army-cyber-battle-lab/96812/So long, Network Battle Lab.Bob BrewinFri, 17 Oct 2014 16:06:09 -0400http://www.nextgov.com/defense/whats-brewin/2014/10/here-comes-army-cyber-battle-lab/96812/Defense - What's BrewinSangoiri/Shutterstock.comHuge Bidder Pile-On for VA’s $22.3 Billion Tech Dealhttp://www.nextgov.com/defense/whats-brewin/2014/10/huge-bidder-pile-vas-223-billion-tech-deal/96653/If all these interested vendors actually submit a bid, the VA acquisition folks will have to go into overtime to weed through all the paper.Bob BrewinThu, 16 Oct 2014 13:57:21 -0400http://www.nextgov.com/defense/whats-brewin/2014/10/huge-bidder-pile-vas-223-billion-tech-deal/96653/Defense - What's BrewinDepartment of Veterans Affairs Secretary Robert McDonaldManuel Balce Ceneta/APInstitute of Medicine Plans Ebola Research Workshophttp://www.nextgov.com/defense/whats-brewin/2014/10/institute-medicine-ebola-research-workshop/96542/Focus on public health, risks and countermeasures.Bob BrewinWed, 15 Oct 2014 15:26:27 -0400http://www.nextgov.com/defense/whats-brewin/2014/10/institute-medicine-ebola-research-workshop/96542/Defense - What's BrewinBellevue Hospital nurse Belkys Fortune, left, and Teressa Celia, Associate Director of Infection Prevention and Control, pose in protective suits in the Emergency Room, during a demonstration of procedures for possible Ebola patients.Richard Drew/APWhat’s So Secret About the Price of Dell and HP PCs?http://www.nextgov.com/defense/whats-brewin/2014/10/whats-so-secret-about-price-dell-and-hp-pcs/96428/Army intel deal for 6,535 PCs blacks out price.Bob BrewinTue, 14 Oct 2014 15:24:12 -0400http://www.nextgov.com/defense/whats-brewin/2014/10/whats-so-secret-about-price-dell-and-hp-pcs/96428/Defense - What's BrewinHadrian/Shutterstock.comSome Good VA News: Agency Processed Record-Setting 1.3M Claims in Fiscal 2014http://www.nextgov.com/defense/whats-brewin/2014/10/some-good-va-news-agency-processed-record-setting-13m-claims-fiscal-2014/96221/VA processes 93 percent of veterans’ disability claims electronically.Bob BrewinThu, 09 Oct 2014 16:39:01 -0400http://www.nextgov.com/defense/whats-brewin/2014/10/some-good-va-news-agency-processed-record-setting-13m-claims-fiscal-2014/96221/Defense - What's BrewinAllison Hickey, under secretary for benefits, Veterans Benefits Administration, Department of Veterans Affairs.Cliff Owen/APBadUSB Denial?http://www.nextgov.com/defense/whats-brewin/2014/10/badusb-denial/95984/Pentagon, White House won’t address specifics of problem.Bob BrewinTue, 07 Oct 2014 16:03:20 -0400http://www.nextgov.com/defense/whats-brewin/2014/10/badusb-denial/95984/Defense - What's BrewinYou can more/Shutterstock.comDOE Declassifies Oppenheimer Security Clearance Hearing Transcriptshttp://www.nextgov.com/defense/whats-brewin/2014/10/doe-declassifies-oppenheimer-security-clearance-hearing-transcripts/95915/The full 20-volume transcript is now online.Bob BrewinMon, 06 Oct 2014 18:03:58 -0400http://www.nextgov.com/defense/whats-brewin/2014/10/doe-declassifies-oppenheimer-security-clearance-hearing-transcripts/95915/Defense - What's BrewinDr. J. Robert Oppenheimer on December 5, 1958.AP File PhotoMilitary Health System Does Not Like Patient Safety Bad Newshttp://www.nextgov.com/defense/whats-brewin/2014/10/military-health-system-does-not-patient-safety-bad-news/95762/Staffers fear retaliation, according to the findings of a Pentagon-ordered review.Bob BrewinFri, 03 Oct 2014 13:27:41 -0400http://www.nextgov.com/defense/whats-brewin/2014/10/military-health-system-does-not-patient-safety-bad-news/95762/Defense - What's BrewinSteve Cukrov/Shutterstock.comNavy Celebrates 60th Anniversary of Nuclear Sub Forcehttp://www.nextgov.com/defense/whats-brewin/2014/10/navy-celebrates-60th-anniversary-nuclear-sub-force/95612/Nautilus was commissioned Sept. 30, 1954.Bob BrewinWed, 01 Oct 2014 16:54:59 -0400http://www.nextgov.com/defense/whats-brewin/2014/10/navy-celebrates-60th-anniversary-nuclear-sub-force/95612/Defense - What's BrewinThe USS Nautilus, pictured, was the world’s first nuclear-powered submarine.U.S. NavyVeterans Benefits Administration Gets New Communications Chiefhttp://www.nextgov.com/defense/whats-brewin/2014/09/veterans-benefits-administration-gets-new-communications-chief/95495/Seasoned public affairs director Boone started at VBA last week.Bob BrewinTue, 30 Sep 2014 16:29:33 -0400http://www.nextgov.com/defense/whats-brewin/2014/09/veterans-benefits-administration-gets-new-communications-chief/95495/Defense - What's BrewinThe Department of Veterans Affairs building in Washington, DC.Charles Dharapak/APNo New VA Patient Schedule System Until 2020 (UPDATED)http://www.nextgov.com/defense/whats-brewin/2014/09/no-new-va-patient-schedule-system-until-2020/95258/VA aims to roll out new software to first 300 users in 2016.Bob BrewinFri, 26 Sep 2014 17:31:54 -0400http://www.nextgov.com/defense/whats-brewin/2014/09/no-new-va-patient-schedule-system-until-2020/95258/Defense - What's BrewinA wheelchair sits outside the Atlanta VA Medical Center.David Goldman/AP File PhotoJoint Staff Dumps Oracle and PeopleSoft Planning Software for Open Sourcehttp://www.nextgov.com/defense/whats-brewin/2014/09/joint-staff-dumps-oracle-and-peoplesoft-planning-software-open-source/95135/Plans to issue a new contract to MYMIC LLCBob BrewinThu, 25 Sep 2014 15:27:02 -0400http://www.nextgov.com/defense/whats-brewin/2014/09/joint-staff-dumps-oracle-and-peoplesoft-planning-software-open-source/95135/Defense - What's Brewinrvlsoft/Shutterstock.comOriginal VA Blogger Joins Nonprofit http://www.nextgov.com/defense/whats-brewin/2014/09/original-va-blogger-joins-nonprofit-mission-continues/94937/Alex Horton to run communications shop for veterans group.Bob BrewinWed, 24 Sep 2014 10:28:37 -0400http://www.nextgov.com/defense/whats-brewin/2014/09/original-va-blogger-joins-nonprofit-mission-continues/94937/Defense - What's BrewinThe Mission Continues.Is This the Best Source of Ebola Info?http://www.nextgov.com/defense/whats-brewin/2014/09/want-ebola-info-go-here/94763/The UN-run website is rich with details on the crisis and the response.Bob BrewinMon, 22 Sep 2014 17:18:22 -0400http://www.nextgov.com/defense/whats-brewin/2014/09/want-ebola-info-go-here/94763/Defense - What's BrewinA health worker volunteers distribute bars of soap and information about Ebola in Freetown, Sierra Leone, Saturday, Sept. 20, 2014.Michael Duff/APNavy Unveils Energy Warrior Apphttp://www.nextgov.com/defense/whats-brewin/2014/09/navy-unveils-energy-warrior-app/94670/Smart use translates into combat capabilityBob BrewinMon, 22 Sep 2014 09:00:27 -0400http://www.nextgov.com/defense/whats-brewin/2014/09/navy-unveils-energy-warrior-app/94670/Defense - What's BrewinU.S. NavyAir Force Video Selfie Winners http://www.nextgov.com/defense/whats-brewin/2014/09/air-force-video-selfie-winners/94418/Airmen get personal in video selfiesBob BrewinWed, 17 Sep 2014 17:24:43 -0400http://www.nextgov.com/defense/whats-brewin/2014/09/air-force-video-selfie-winners/94418/Defense - What's BrewinU.S. Air ForceWatch the VA IG/Congress Battle Tomorrowhttp://www.nextgov.com/defense/whats-brewin/2014/09/watch-va-igcongress-battle-tomorrow/94232/Again, in the congressional spotlight, look for the IG to stand firm.Bob BrewinTue, 16 Sep 2014 15:09:35 -0400http://www.nextgov.com/defense/whats-brewin/2014/09/watch-va-igcongress-battle-tomorrow/94232/Defense - What's BrewinU.S. Rep. Mike Coffman, R-Colo.Ed Andrieski/AP File PhotoWho Didn’t Win a Piece of This Army Infosec Deal?http://www.nextgov.com/defense/whats-brewin/2014/09/who-didnt-win-piece-army-infosec-deal/94136/The winners include 11 large firms tapped for $5 billion in contracts and 10 small ones whose slice of the pie is valued at $2.1 billion.Bob BrewinMon, 15 Sep 2014 16:38:26 -0400http://www.nextgov.com/defense/whats-brewin/2014/09/who-didnt-win-piece-army-infosec-deal/94136/Defense - What's BrewinNAN728/Shutterstock.comRemembering NYC Fire Dept. Chaplain Mychal Judgehttp://www.nextgov.com/defense/whats-brewin/2014/09/remembering-nyc-fire-dept-chaplain-mychal-judge/93914/A man for all seasons.Bob BrewinThu, 11 Sep 2014 17:00:28 -0400http://www.nextgov.com/defense/whats-brewin/2014/09/remembering-nyc-fire-dept-chaplain-mychal-judge/93914/Defense - What's BrewinThe late Mychal Judge, a Chaplain with the New York City Fire DepartmentEd Betz/AP File Photo Sorry, Apple: Hong Kong Way Ahead with Mobile Paymentshttp://www.nextgov.com/defense/whats-brewin/2014/09/sorry-apple-hong-kong-way-ahead-mobile-payments/93692/Travel, eat and park – all with the Octopus card.Bob BrewinWed, 10 Sep 2014 13:25:58 -0400http://www.nextgov.com/defense/whats-brewin/2014/09/sorry-apple-hong-kong-way-ahead-mobile-payments/93692/Defense - What's BrewinFlickr user Danny ChooHow About More VA iPad-Toting Health Service Reps?http://www.nextgov.com/defense/whats-brewin/2014/09/how-about-more-va-ipad-toting-health-service-reps/93608/Door greeters at Nashville VA hospital used tablets to contact doctors.Bob BrewinTue, 09 Sep 2014 15:40:50 -0400http://www.nextgov.com/defense/whats-brewin/2014/09/how-about-more-va-ipad-toting-health-service-reps/93608/Defense - What's Brewin In Green/Shutterstock.comIntelligence Research Agency Plans First Industry Confabhttp://www.nextgov.com/defense/whats-brewin/2014/09/intelligence-research-agency-plans-first-industry-confab/93407/Sign up now for limited seats.Bob BrewinMon, 08 Sep 2014 14:48:06 -0400http://www.nextgov.com/defense/whats-brewin/2014/09/intelligence-research-agency-plans-first-industry-confab/93407/Defense - What's BrewinDooder/Shutterstock.com