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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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Oops, There Goes Yet Another Laptop

September 3, 2009 I think I could write a monthly feature on lost or stolen government laptops. The Naval Hospital Pensacola in Florida reported the latest stray on Tuesday. The hospital said the laptop went missing from its pharmacy department and contained a database of names, Social Security numbers and dates of birth...

Navy to form directorate to manage info, cyber and space capabilities

September 3, 2009 The Navy plans to form a directorate next year that would oversee its information, cyber and space capabilities, a top naval officer wrote in a paper released on Wednesday. Adm. Gary Roughead, chief of naval operations, wrote in his annual guidance paper for the service that a three-star admiral would...

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From Nextgov.com: Navy to form directorate to manage info, cyber and space capabilities

September 3, 2009 The Navy plans to form a directorate next year that would oversee its information, cyber and space capabilities, a top naval officer wrote in a paper released on Wednesday. Read the full story on Nextgov.com.

House Hearing on VA-SPAWAR Deal

September 2, 2009 The House Veterans Affairs Committee's Economic Opportunity Subcommittee has just shoehorned into its schedule next week a hearing on the interagency agreement that the Veterans Affairs Department put together with the Space and Naval Warfare Systems Command. VA's inspector general charged in June that the VA IT shop "relinquished oversight"...

Varied questions drawn from troops in virtual town hall meetings

September 2, 2009 President Obama, Defense Secretary Robert Gates and Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Adm. Mike Mullen launched Internet meetings last month to field questions from troops and the public. Their responses differed in numbers, tone and tenor, ranging from the thoughtful to the profane. Obama and Gates kicked off...

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From Nextgov.com: Varied questions drawn from troops in virtual town hall meetings

September 2, 2009 President Obama, Defense Secretary William Gates and Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Adm. Mike Mullen launched Internet meetings last month to field questions from troops and the public. Their responses differed in numbers, tone and tenor, ranging from the thoughtful to the profane. Read the full story on...

NATO Wants to Go Virtual

September 1, 2009 Allied Command Transformation, which does the change thing for NATO, has a request for proposals on the street to build a virtual headquarters to run operations in Asia. ACT, based in Norfolk, Va., and the only NATO command outside Europe, also wants a virtual replication of its stateside headquarters based...

Veterans suffering from PTSD can visit virtual Chicoma Island for help

September 1, 2009 View slideshow of veteran visiting Chicoma Lodge in Second Life. Combat veterans rarely talk about their most searing hidden emotions and thoughts caused by their experiences in battle, a reticence that can lead to post-traumatic stress disorder. The Institute for Creative Technologies at the University of Southern California in Los...

Defense Does Speak a Separate Language

August 31, 2009 Quite often, when I read an acronym-laden Defense Department document I am convinced that folks in the military speak a language that bears only a passing resemblance to English. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, which would like to tap into the military's experience with trauma care, finds Defense-speak...

IG Slams VA IT Shop - Again

August 28, 2009 The Veterans Affairs Department lack of in-house expertise to support, manage and execute complex information technology projects contributed to the near collapse of the department's efforts to develop a new replacement patient scheduling application at a cost of $167 million over eight years, the VA Inspector General said in a...

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