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Bob Brewin

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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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VA Claim in Appeal? Wait 639 Days

July 31, 2009 That's what Daniel Bertoni, director of education, workforce, and income security at the Government Accountability Office, told the Senate Veterans Affairs Committee this week on the need to improve how the department processes a growing mountain of disability claims. Much of VA's problems in processing disability claims, which totaled 1.6 ...

Army awards contracts to build sophisticated supply chain network

July 31, 2009 The Army announced on Thursday that it awarded contracts worth more than $418 million to manage what will become the "most sophisticated supply chain system" network the Defense Department has created, a winning bidder said. Five companies received awards for the Automatic Identification Technology IV system, which covers the supply ...

Social Networking Vulnerabilities

July 30, 2009 The Defense Department has started to analyze the vulnerabilities of social networking sites and Web 2.0 technologies such as Facebook and Twitter, Pentagon spokesman Air Force Lt. Col. Eric Butterbaugh said in a statement. Butterbaugh said Defense plans to develop a new policy governing Web 2.0 technologies, but did not ...

The Senator, Adara and Lost Rabbit

July 30, 2009 As I reported on Wednesday, Sen. Thad Cochran, R-Miss, has earmarked just more than $5 million for Adara Networks to work on information technology projects at the Military Health System and has another $10 million pending earmark for Adara in the fiscal 2010 Defense appropriations bill. Why, oh why, I ...

GSA, DISA To Make Nice On Satcom?

July 29, 2009 Over the past decade federal agencies have been able to buy commercial satellite communication services through either General Services Administration contracts or those managed by the Defense Information Systems Agency. But those contracts will expire in 2012 and Bob Lesion, a GSA spokesman, told me that DISA and GSA have ...

Company won earmarked funds for work on military health records

July 29, 2009 Adara Networks, the company that is the subject of a Defense Department employee's allegations that it received important software code in advance of winning a sole-source contract to provide hardware and software for a new military electronic health record system, has only between 20 and 50 employees and revenues of ...

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From Nextgov.com: Software company won earmarked funds for work on military health records

July 29, 2009 Adara Networks, the company that is the subject of a Defense Department employee's allegations that it received important software code in advance of winning a sole-source contract to provide hardware and software for a new military electronic health record system, has only between 20 and 50 employees and revenues of ...

House Hot About 'Propaganda' Info Ops

July 28, 2009 The Defense Department's budget for information operations - that's everything from plain vanilla public affairs to targeted messages and canned 'news stories" to influence audiences in Iraq and Afghanistan - has jumped a hundred fold in the past four years, from $9 million in 2005 to what the House Appropriations ...

Employee: Military Health System was unethical in awarding contract

July 28, 2009 The Military Health System has engaged in unethical contracting with a technology company that is developing one of government's most complex and high-profile computer networks, an electronic health record system that eventually will exchange information with the Veterans Affairs Department, internal e-mails sent within the Army Medical Command and the ...

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From Nextgov.com: Employee charges Military Health Systems was unethical in awarding IT contract

July 28, 2009 The Military Health System has engaged in unethical contracting with a technology company that is developing one of government's most complex and high-profile computer networks, an electronic health record system that eventually will exchange information with the Veterans Affairs Department, internal e-mails sent within the Army Medical Command and the ...