Nextgov - What's Brewinhttp://www.nextgov.com/defense/whats-brewin/What's New in Defense ITen-usTue, 04 Nov 2014 16:40:50 -0500DISA in Compliance with Cloud Security Standardshttp://www.nextgov.com/defense/whats-brewin/2014/11/disa-compliance-cloud-security-standards/98120/Three vendors in use; seven under assessment.Bob BrewinTue, 04 Nov 2014 16:40:50 -0500http://www.nextgov.com/defense/whats-brewin/2014/11/disa-compliance-cloud-security-standards/98120/Defense - What's BrewinBlue Island/Shutterstock.comArmy Wants Better Teeth Trackinghttp://www.nextgov.com/defense/whats-brewin/2014/10/army-wants-better-teeth-tracking/97907/The Army is seeking new dental software. It needs to have dynamic scheduling capabilities, according to contracting docs.Bob BrewinFri, 31 Oct 2014 13:05:04 -0400http://www.nextgov.com/defense/whats-brewin/2014/10/army-wants-better-teeth-tracking/97907/Defense - What's BrewinInnervisionArt/Shutterstock.comVA Eyes New Medical Imaging Systemhttp://www.nextgov.com/defense/whats-brewin/2014/10/va-eyes-new-medical-imaging-system/97826/The new system will be built on commercial standards for viewing medical images, including X-rays, CT body scans and MRI brain scans.Bob BrewinThu, 30 Oct 2014 15:51:45 -0400http://www.nextgov.com/defense/whats-brewin/2014/10/va-eyes-new-medical-imaging-system/97826/Defense - What's Brewinlendy16/Shutterstock.comToday's Lesson -- Aging Soviet Rocket Engine Doesn't Flyhttp://www.nextgov.com/defense/whats-brewin/2014/10/todays-lesson/97712/Orbital Sciences Corp. tried to launch a mission to the International Space Station using rocket engines built four decades agoBob BrewinWed, 29 Oct 2014 12:25:21 -0400http://www.nextgov.com/defense/whats-brewin/2014/10/todays-lesson/97712/Defense - What's BrewinThe Orbital Sciences Corporation Antares rocket, with the Cygnus spacecraft onboard, as it suffers a catastrophic anomaly moments after launch.NASA/APA Whole Bunch of GPS Actionhttp://www.nextgov.com/defense/whats-brewin/2014/10/whole-bunch-gps-action/97613/Two new GPS sets pack enhanced anti-jam features. The latest launch is this week.Bob BrewinTue, 28 Oct 2014 15:15:30 -0400http://www.nextgov.com/defense/whats-brewin/2014/10/whole-bunch-gps-action/97613/Defense - What's BrewinA United Launch Alliance Delta IV rocket successfully launched the Global Positioning System IIF-5 satellite for the U.S. Air Force Feb. 20, 2014, at 8:59 p.m. EST from Space Launch Complex-37 at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Fla.U.S. Air ForceWant More Info on the Military’s Ebola Efforts? Tune in Here Thursdayhttp://www.nextgov.com/defense/whats-brewin/2014/10/want-more-info-militarys-ebola-efforts-tune-here-thursday/97496/Top leaders will discuss ongoing support operations during a live broadcast.Bob BrewinMon, 27 Oct 2014 14:46:45 -0400http://www.nextgov.com/defense/whats-brewin/2014/10/want-more-info-militarys-ebola-efforts-tune-here-thursday/97496/Defense - What's BrewinMembers of the Department of Defense's Ebola Military Medical Support Team go through special training at San Antonio Military Medical Center.Eric Gay/APIrony Alert: Booz Allen Wins Cybersecurity Contracthttp://www.nextgov.com/defense/whats-brewin/2014/10/irony-alert-booz-allen-wins-cybersecurity-contract/97238/Company will provide support to Defense CIOBob BrewinThu, 23 Oct 2014 12:59:55 -0400http://www.nextgov.com/defense/whats-brewin/2014/10/irony-alert-booz-allen-wins-cybersecurity-contract/97238/Defense - What's BrewinChristopher Lane/APSo, 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. Navy