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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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Defense announces new modernization program in wake of FCS

June 23, 2009 Ashton Carter, Defense undersecretary for acquisition, technology and logistics, issued an acquisition memorandum on Tuesday, announcing the Army's new modernization program, which will focus on developing and fielding a battlefield network and unmanned air and ground vehicles. The modernization plan, in development since earlier this year when the Defense Department ...

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From Nextgov.com: Defense announces new modernization program in wake of FCS

June 23, 2009 Ashton Carter, Defense undersecretary for acquisition, technology and logistics, issued an acquisition memorandum on Tuesday, announcing the Army's new modernization program, which will focus on developing and fielding a battlefield network and unmanned air and ground vehicles. Read the full story on Nextgov.com

On Second Thought, We'll Take Two

June 22, 2009 Way back in 1994 when twitter described only the high pitched sounds made by birds, some smart folks at the Defense Department, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration and NASA figured out they could save a lot of money by developing a weather satellite system to satisfy both Defense and ...

Federal Internships for Military Spouses

June 22, 2009 Military spouses spend much of their lives wandering from post to post for 20 years, a situation not exactly conducive to landing and holding on to a good job. The House Armed Services Committee wants to make their career search easier. In a report accompanying its version of the fiscal ...

House panel shifts most of Military Health System's IT budget

June 22, 2009 A House committee transferred most of the Military Health System's proposed fiscal 2010 information technology budget to the Defense secretary's office because none of the IT projects MHS has proposed during the past two years "have found their way into the president's budget request," said a report accompanying the Defense ...

Why Is A War Bill Funding That?

June 19, 2009 The $106 billion 2009 war supplemental appropriations bill passed by the Senate yesterday sure looks like a piggybank for a lot of stuff that has nothing to do with supporting troops operating in Afghanistan and Iraq. For example there's $8 million to cover the salaries and expenses of the Financial ...

Defense leaders stress importance of social networking

June 19, 2009 The widespread use of social networking technologies by Iranians frustrated with election results shows "it is increasingly difficult for an authoritarian government to maintain control of all the means of communication that are available to its citizens," Secretary of Defense Robert Gates told reporters during a Pentagon news briefing on ...

VHA Bar Code Project Stalled

June 18, 2009 Waaaay back in 2004, the Veterans Health Administration kicked of a bar code project to label patients' specimens and blood intended for transfusion, a rather nifty use of technology to ensure, for example, that a patient with type O blood instead of type A. In 2006, the VHA purchased new ...

Army develops new modernization strategy after scaling back FCS

June 18, 2009 Battlefield communications networks will be a critical component of a modernization strategy the Army is developing after canceling the $160 billion ground vehicle portion of its Future Combat Systems program, an Army spokesman said. The Brigade Combat Team Modernization Strategy aims to develop a new line of ground combat vehicles ...

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From Nextgov.com: Army develops new modernization strategy after scaling back FCS

June 18, 2009 Battlefield communications networks will be a critical component of a modernization strategy the Army is developing after canceling the $160 billion ground vehicle portion of its Future Combat Systems program, an Army spokesman said. Read the full story on Nextgov.com.