Nextgov - What's Brewinhttp://www.nextgov.com/defense/whats-brewin/What's New in Defense ITen-usTue, 22 Jul 2014 13:14:40 -0400VA Still Mulling Timeline for New Scheduling Systemhttp://www.nextgov.com/defense/whats-brewin/2014/07/va-still-mulling-timeline-new-scheduling-system/89291/Agency IT officials are still hammering out details for the overhaul.Bob Brewin, Government ExecutiveTue, 22 Jul 2014 13:14:40 -0400http://www.nextgov.com/defense/whats-brewin/2014/07/va-still-mulling-timeline-new-scheduling-system/89291/Defense - What's BrewinActing Veterans Affairs Secretary Sloan Gibson Jose Luis Magana/AP File PhotoBonusland: Nuke Waste Dump Contractor Awarded $1.9M after Firehttp://www.nextgov.com/defense/whats-brewin/2014/07/bonusland-nuke-waste-dump-contractor-awarded-19m-after-fire/89177/Energy Department cites “excellent” performance.Bob BrewinMon, 21 Jul 2014 12:30:43 -0400http://www.nextgov.com/defense/whats-brewin/2014/07/bonusland-nuke-waste-dump-contractor-awarded-19m-after-fire/89177/Defense - What's BrewinFirefighters practice responding to a simulated incident involving a WIPP shipment during an exercise.Energy DepartmentSo, Which Agency Needs an Executive Chef with a Top Secret Clearance?http://www.nextgov.com/defense/whats-brewin/2014/07/so-which-agency-needs-executive-chef-top-secret-clearance/88891/And how many recipes are classified Top Secret?Bob BrewinWed, 16 Jul 2014 16:47:07 -0400http://www.nextgov.com/defense/whats-brewin/2014/07/so-which-agency-needs-executive-chef-top-secret-clearance/88891/Defense - What's BrewinKzenon/Shutterstock.comA Tip for VBA: Don’t Try to Spy on Congressional Staffhttp://www.nextgov.com/defense/whats-brewin/2014/07/tip-vba-dont-try-spy-congressional-staff/88750/This would be comical if it was not tragic.Bob BrewinTue, 15 Jul 2014 12:41:55 -0400http://www.nextgov.com/defense/whats-brewin/2014/07/tip-vba-dont-try-spy-congressional-staff/88750/Defense - What's BrewinRep. Jeff Miller, R-Fla., chairman of the House Committee on Veterans' AffairsJ. Scott Applewhite/AP File PhotoPentagon 1992 Memo Detailed Information Warfare Strategyhttp://www.nextgov.com/defense/whats-brewin/2014/07/pentagon-1992-memo-detailed-information-warfare-strategy/88672/Called for corruption of enemy systems.Bob Brewin, Government ExecutiveMon, 14 Jul 2014 17:11:02 -0400http://www.nextgov.com/defense/whats-brewin/2014/07/pentagon-1992-memo-detailed-information-warfare-strategy/88672/Defense - What's BrewinDonald Atwood was Deputy Secretary of Defense from 1989 until 1993.Defense Department file photoOn the Trail of the Elusive ‘Contractor Sustainment Re-vector’http://www.nextgov.com/defense/whats-brewin/2014/07/trail-elusive-contractor-sustainment-re-vector/88441/Hunting for a plain English explanation.Bob BrewinThu, 10 Jul 2014 17:44:12 -0400http://www.nextgov.com/defense/whats-brewin/2014/07/trail-elusive-contractor-sustainment-re-vector/88441/Defense - What's BrewinLockheed Martin's Advanced Extremely High Frequency satellite is used by the Air Force.U.S. Air ForceMarines Eye Big Brother Commercial Vehicle Tracking System http://www.nextgov.com/defense/whats-brewin/2014/07/marines-eye-big-brother-commercial-vehicle-tracking-system/88276/One of the goals is to improve vehicle operator performance, track and protect USMC assets.Bob Brewin, Government ExecutiveWed, 09 Jul 2014 15:28:46 -0400http://www.nextgov.com/defense/whats-brewin/2014/07/marines-eye-big-brother-commercial-vehicle-tracking-system/88276/Defense - What's BrewinKeith Bell / Shutterstock.comHouse VA Committee Eyes VA eBenefits Messhttp://www.nextgov.com/defense/whats-brewin/2014/07/house-va-committee-eyes-va-ebenefits-mess/88159/Investigation would look at the hundreds of thousands of unprocessed eBenefits claims.Bob BrewinTue, 08 Jul 2014 16:22:11 -0400http://www.nextgov.com/defense/whats-brewin/2014/07/house-va-committee-eyes-va-ebenefits-mess/88159/Defense - What's BrewinVeterans Affairs DepartmentHow I Celebrated July 4 in 1965http://www.nextgov.com/defense/whats-brewin/2014/07/how-i-celebrated-july-4-1965/87847/Cold beer after hitting the beach in Da Nang.Bob BrewinThu, 03 Jul 2014 12:07:07 -0400http://www.nextgov.com/defense/whats-brewin/2014/07/how-i-celebrated-july-4-1965/87847/Defense - What's BrewinBob Brewin served in the Marines in Vietnam.Courtesy of Bob BrewinHappy 70th Birthday to Original GI Billhttp://www.nextgov.com/defense/whats-brewin/2014/06/happy-70th-birthday-original-gi-bill/87031/Yesterday marked the anniversary of a landmark law.Bob BrewinMon, 23 Jun 2014 15:49:28 -0400http://www.nextgov.com/defense/whats-brewin/2014/06/happy-70th-birthday-original-gi-bill/87031/Defense - What's BrewinFDR signed the bill in 1944.AP file photoVets Shortchanged on PTSD Treatment By Staff Shortageshttp://www.nextgov.com/defense/whats-brewin/2014/06/vets-shortchanged-ptsd-treatment-staff-shortages/86953/A significant number of veterans never received adequate care from the VA.Bob BrewinFri, 20 Jun 2014 16:46:10 -0400http://www.nextgov.com/defense/whats-brewin/2014/06/vets-shortchanged-ptsd-treatment-staff-shortages/86953/Defense - What's BrewinFlickr user qnrIntel Folks Want to Mimic Brain Circuitshttp://www.nextgov.com/defense/whats-brewin/2014/06/intel-folks-want-mimic-brain-circuits/86707/New IARPA project focuses on next-gen machine-learning algorithms.Bob BrewinWed, 18 Jun 2014 14:59:46 -0400http://www.nextgov.com/defense/whats-brewin/2014/06/intel-folks-want-mimic-brain-circuits/86707/Defense - What's Brewinmajcot/Shutterstock.comFormer VA Health Chief Kizer Wants Secretary Jobhttp://www.nextgov.com/defense/whats-brewin/2014/06/former-va-health-chief-kizer-wants-secretary-job/86347/Believes he can help the department mend.Bob BrewinThu, 12 Jun 2014 10:44:21 -0400http://www.nextgov.com/defense/whats-brewin/2014/06/former-va-health-chief-kizer-wants-secretary-job/86347/Defense - What's BrewinWhite House Comms from Down Underhttp://www.nextgov.com/defense/whats-brewin/2014/06/white-house-comms-down-under/86242/Deal requires “Yankee White” clearance.Bob BrewinWed, 11 Jun 2014 10:13:57 -0400http://www.nextgov.com/defense/whats-brewin/2014/06/white-house-comms-down-under/86242/Defense - What's BrewinBeware surveillance from down under.rickyd/Shutterstock.comAmtrak Eyes Broadband Wi-Fi DC-Bostonhttp://www.nextgov.com/defense/whats-brewin/2014/06/amtrak-eyes-broadband-wi-fi-dc-boston/86146/Rollout will require a whole mess of access points.Bob BrewinTue, 10 Jun 2014 09:56:56 -0400http://www.nextgov.com/defense/whats-brewin/2014/06/amtrak-eyes-broadband-wi-fi-dc-boston/86146/Defense - What's BrewinJoe Boardman, Amtrak President and CEO Michael Perez/APVA Failed to Protect Critical Computer Systems, Audit Findshttp://www.nextgov.com/defense/whats-brewin/2014/05/va-failed-protect-critical-computer-systems-audit-finds/85429/Department servers and networks lack vital security protections.Bob BrewinThu, 29 May 2014 16:10:24 -0400http://www.nextgov.com/defense/whats-brewin/2014/05/va-failed-protect-critical-computer-systems-audit-finds/85429/Defense - What's Brewinamaze646/Shutterstock.comSexual Harassment and Bullying at VA Phoenix Medical Facilities?http://www.nextgov.com/defense/whats-brewin/2014/05/sexual-harassment-and-bullying-va-phoenix-medical-facilities/85345/IG investigating complaints.Bob BrewinWed, 28 May 2014 16:51:54 -0400http://www.nextgov.com/defense/whats-brewin/2014/05/sexual-harassment-and-bullying-va-phoenix-medical-facilities/85345/Defense - What's BrewinThe Phoenix VA Health Care CenterRoss D. Franklin/APEven Air Force Fitness Centers Need a Tech Systemhttp://www.nextgov.com/defense/whats-brewin/2014/05/even-air-force-fitness-centers-need-tech-system/84634/New setup will allow secure, 24-hour access to gyms.Bob BrewinFri, 16 May 2014 14:13:37 -0400http://www.nextgov.com/defense/whats-brewin/2014/05/even-air-force-fitness-centers-need-tech-system/84634/Defense - What's BrewinVereshchagin Dmitry/Shutterstock.comRemember the VA Replacement Scheduling Project?http://www.nextgov.com/defense/whats-brewin/2014/05/remember-va-replacement-scheduling-project/84523/The department cancelled that system in 2009 after spending $167 million and failing to deliver a usable product.Bob BrewinThu, 15 May 2014 15:44:17 -0400http://www.nextgov.com/defense/whats-brewin/2014/05/remember-va-replacement-scheduling-project/84523/Defense - What's BrewinRetired Lt. Col. Kurt Kosmatka at the Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Washington.Charles Dharapak/AP File PhotoDid Cat Litter Precipitate the Nuclear Waste Dump Fire?http://www.nextgov.com/defense/whats-brewin/2014/05/did-cat-litter-precipitate-nuclear-waste-dump-fire/84442/Specifically, the organic variety is under scrutiny.Bob BrewinWed, 14 May 2014 16:31:34 -0400http://www.nextgov.com/defense/whats-brewin/2014/05/did-cat-litter-precipitate-nuclear-waste-dump-fire/84442/Defense - What's BrewinFeline toilet or fire hazard?xamnesiacx/Shutterstock.comIt’s Hard to Ban GPS Stations in Russia That Don’t Existhttp://www.nextgov.com/defense/whats-brewin/2014/05/intelligence-research-arm-wants-tap-media-wild-facial-recognition/84361/Many media outlets seem to be confusing the Global Positioning System with a NOAA system for monitoring earthquake activity.Bob BrewinTue, 13 May 2014 17:14:34 -0400http://www.nextgov.com/defense/whats-brewin/2014/05/intelligence-research-arm-wants-tap-media-wild-facial-recognition/84361/Defense - What's BrewinRT reported Tuesday that Russia’s deputy prime minister, Dmitry Rogozin, plans to ban operation of U.S. GPS monitoring sites in Russia.Yves Logghe/AP file photoVFW Wants Accurate Reports From Vets on VA Health Carehttp://www.nextgov.com/defense/whats-brewin/2014/05/vfw-wants-accurate-reports-vets-va-health-care/84184/Call 1-800-VFW-1899 NOW!Bob Brewin, Government ExecutiveFri, 09 May 2014 15:40:09 -0400http://www.nextgov.com/defense/whats-brewin/2014/05/vfw-wants-accurate-reports-vets-va-health-care/84184/Defense - What's BrewinThe VFW hall in Bushnell, Illinois.Flickr user toby_d1Marines Enlist New Mobile News App -- But at What Cost?http://www.nextgov.com/defense/whats-brewin/2014/05/marines-enlist-new-mobile-news-app-what-cost/83779/DoApp will manage news feeds and mashups.Bob BrewinMon, 05 May 2014 14:10:35 -0400http://www.nextgov.com/defense/whats-brewin/2014/05/marines-enlist-new-mobile-news-app-what-cost/83779/Defense - What's BrewinLM Otero/AP File PhotoNote to VA: T-Mobile Isn’t the Only Carrier That Offers Wi-Fi Callinghttp://www.nextgov.com/defense/whats-brewin/2014/05/note-va-t-mobile-isnt-only-carrier-offers-wi-fi-calling/83701/Officials contracted with the company, saying it was the only provider offering the capability, but that’s not the case.Bob BrewinFri, 02 May 2014 15:15:18 -0400http://www.nextgov.com/defense/whats-brewin/2014/05/note-va-t-mobile-isnt-only-carrier-offers-wi-fi-calling/83701/Defense - What's BrewinSteve Helber/APHey, Let’s Integrate All Airborne Systemshttp://www.nextgov.com/defense/whats-brewin/2014/05/hey-lets-integrate-all-airborne-systems/83596/Call me a realist or a cynic, but I'm not sure this DARPA plan will work.Bob BrewinThu, 01 May 2014 16:11:57 -0400http://www.nextgov.com/defense/whats-brewin/2014/05/hey-lets-integrate-all-airborne-systems/83596/Defense - What's BrewinA U.S military jet flies over Vilnius during the LithuanianMindaugas Kulbis/AP