Nextgov - Authors - Bob Brewin Brewin joined <i>Government Executive</i> 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 <i>Nextgov</i>, and is the author of the “What’s Brewin” blog.en-usMon, 20 Oct 2014 13:43:22 -0400Navy Will Get Its Microsoft Cloud Email from Dell in $2.1M Deal Navy sees hundreds of millions of dollars in savings over the Next Generation Enterprise Network.Bob BrewinMon, 20 Oct 2014 13:43:22 -0400 Sets Up Ebola Website is focused on open source reporting.Bob BrewinMon, 20 Oct 2014 13:40:42 -0400 - 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 Lab long, Network Battle Lab.Bob BrewinFri, 17 Oct 2014 16:06:09 -0400 - What's BrewinSangoiri/Shutterstock.comEbola Vaccine Development Probably Too Late to Deal with Current Crisis major drug firm says it will take until 2016 to ramp up production.Bob BrewinFri, 17 Oct 2014 13:54:34 -0400 healthcare worker dons protective gear before entering into an Ebola treatment centre in the west of Freetown, Sierra Leone.Michael Duff/APHuge Bidder Pile-On for VA’s $22.3 Billion Tech Deal 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 -0400 - What's BrewinDepartment of Veterans Affairs Secretary Robert McDonaldManuel Balce Ceneta/APVA Plans to Build Nationwide High-Frequency Radio Network to Communicate During Emergencies will cover more than 200 VA medical facilities.Bob BrewinThu, 16 Oct 2014 13:18:27 -0400 of Medicine Plans Ebola Research Workshop on public health, risks and countermeasures.Bob BrewinWed, 15 Oct 2014 15:26:27 -0400 - 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/APHHS Awards Contract for Ebola Vaccine Shown to be 100 Percent Effective in Animal Tests also backs vaccine from Profectus Biosciences.Bob BrewinWed, 15 Oct 2014 14:59:19 -0400 clinician Margaret Chilcott removes her outer gloves before disrobing and sanitizing during ebola preparation training on Monday, Oct. 6, 2014, in Anniston, Ala.Brynn Anderson/APOnline Resources Track and Map Ebola Outbreak also offer Ebola clinical guides.Bob BrewinTue, 14 Oct 2014 15:57:01 -0400 World Health Organization, WHO, worker, right rear, trains nurses to use Ebola protective gear in Freetown, Sierra Leone.Michael Duff/APWhat’s So Secret About the Price of Dell and HP PCs? intel deal for 6,535 PCs blacks out price.Bob BrewinTue, 14 Oct 2014 15:24:12 -0400 - What's BrewinHadrian/Shutterstock.comSome Good VA News: Agency Processed Record-Setting 1.3M Claims in Fiscal 2014 processes 93 percent of veterans’ disability claims electronically.Bob BrewinThu, 09 Oct 2014 16:39:01 -0400 - What's BrewinAllison Hickey, under secretary for benefits, Veterans Benefits Administration, Department of Veterans Affairs.Cliff Owen/APSurprise: Every American Will Not Have an Electronic Health Record This Year Bush and Obama set 2014 as the deadline.Bob BrewinThu, 09 Oct 2014 15:17:33 -0400 - Health ITBrian A Jackson/Shutterstock.comBadUSB Denial?, White House won’t address specifics of problem.Bob BrewinTue, 07 Oct 2014 16:03:20 -0400 - What's BrewinYou can more/Shutterstock.comAir Force is Building Mini-Hospital in Liberia to Fight Ebola Air Combat Command has started installation of a mini-community hospital in Liberia.Bob BrewinTue, 07 Oct 2014 15:47:42 -0400 Paye, 9, is taken to an ambulance after showing signs of the Ebola infection in the village of Freeman Reserve, about 30 miles north of Monrovia, Liberia.Jerome Delay/APDOE Declassifies Oppenheimer Security Clearance Hearing Transcripts full 20-volume transcript is now online.Bob BrewinMon, 06 Oct 2014 18:03:58 -0400 - What's BrewinDr. J. Robert Oppenheimer on December 5, 1958.AP File PhotoVA Makes Vet Employment a Factor in Awarding $22.3 Billion Tech Deal intends to reserves four awards for vet-owned businesses.Bob BrewinMon, 06 Oct 2014 16:58:14 -0400 seekers check out the job opportunities at a Hiring Fair For Veterans in Fort Lauderdale, Fla.Alan Diaz/APEpic Systems, Leading Defense EHR Bidder, Slammed for Lack of Interoperability, clinicians pay high fees for connections from other systemsBob BrewinFri, 03 Oct 2014 16:57:18 -0400 - Health ITkozirsky/Shutterstock.comMilitary Health System Does Not Like Patient Safety Bad News fear retaliation, according to the findings of a Pentagon-ordered review.Bob BrewinFri, 03 Oct 2014 13:27:41 -0400 - What's BrewinSteve Cukrov/Shutterstock.comWho Needs an EHR? Some Defense Hospital Emergency Rooms Still Use Paper of Military Health System faults IT systems.Bob BrewinThu, 02 Oct 2014 18:00:55 -0400 - Health ITDefense Secretary Chuck HagelCliff Owen/APNavy Celebrates 60th Anniversary of Nuclear Sub Force was commissioned Sept. 30, 1954.Bob BrewinWed, 01 Oct 2014 16:54:59 -0400 - What's BrewinThe USS Nautilus, pictured, was the world’s first nuclear-powered submarine.U.S. NavyWatchdog: Don’t Rule Out Organic Kitty Litter as Culprit in Nuclear Waste Radiation Leak IG says Los Alamos Lab did not assess chemical incompatibility problems.Bob BrewinWed, 01 Oct 2014 13:38:38 -0400 TechAfrica Studio/Shutterstock.comVeterans Benefits Administration Gets New Communications Chief public affairs director Boone started at VBA last week.Bob BrewinTue, 30 Sep 2014 16:29:33 -0400 - What's BrewinThe Department of Veterans Affairs building in Washington, DC.Charles Dharapak/APVA CIO: Scheduling System Software Will Be Fielded by 2017, Not 2020 department says a chart depicting a full rollout not until 2020 was outdated and it's committed to a two-year rollout.Bob BrewinTue, 30 Sep 2014 15:55:26 -0400 Department of Veterans Affairs in Phoenix.Matt York/APNo New VA Patient Schedule System Until 2020 (UPDATED) aims to roll out new software to first 300 users in 2016.Bob BrewinFri, 26 Sep 2014 17:31:54 -0400 - What's BrewinA wheelchair sits outside the Atlanta VA Medical Center.David Goldman/AP File PhotoIG: VA Overpays Some Temporary Disability Claims on Chicago and Seattle offices shows slow review of claimsBob BrewinFri, 26 Sep 2014 16:59:28 -0400 Mone/AP