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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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Duplicate systems viewed as challenge to sharing intelligence information

March 21, 2008 SAN DIEGO -- While top officials of the Defense Department and the Office of the Director of National Intelligence strongly backed sharing of intelligence information here at the annual Department of Defense Intelligence Information System (DoDIIS) Conference, end users said they found the effort plagued by duplicative development efforts and...

What's Brewin Column: Avoid the Britney results

March 21, 2008 Intelligence analysts need "high-fidelity" search tools to separate relevant information from irrelevant information, says Maj. Gen. John Custer, commander of the Army Intelligence Center at Fort. Huachuca, Ariz. Custer spoke this week at the annual Department of Defense Intelligence Information System Conference in San Diego. That means developing search tools...

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Intel CIO aims to cut years out of IT buying process

March 19, 2008 The nation's intelligence community needs to cut years out of the time it takes to buy information technology systems before it can take advantage of information sharing among government organizations, said the chief information officer for National Intelligence. Intelligence agencies can no longer spend three years to acquire products and...

Intel CIO aims to cut years out of IT buying process

March 19, 2008 The nation's intelligence community needs to cut years out of the time it takes to buy information technology systems before it can take advantage of information sharing among government organizations, said the chief information officer for National Intelligence. Comment on this article in the Forum.Intelligence agencies can no longer spend...

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Information czar calls for performance reviews to include sharing

March 18, 2008 SAN DIEGO -- If federal employees do not personally adopt a policy of sharing intelligence information, they may soon face a poor performance review, the government's top information-sharing czar warned Monday at an intelligence conference. Thomas McNamara, program manager for the Information Sharing Environment, told an audience gathered at the...

Info czar calls for performance reviews to include sharing

March 18, 2008 San Diego - If federal employees do not personally adopt a policy of sharing intelligence information, they may soon face a poor performance review, the government's top information-sharing czar warned Monday at an intelligence conference. Comment on this article in the forum.Thomas McNamara, program manager for the Information Sharing Environment,...

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Veterans Affairs closer to deploying comprehensive e-Benefits portal

March 14, 2008 The Veterans Affairs Department has started inching toward deployment of an online comprehensive health care and benefits portal recommended by the President's Commission on Care for America's Returning Wounded Warriors in an August 2007 report. VA expects to have a bare-bones site operating in the next few weeks on Army...

Veterans Affairs closer to deploying comprehensive e-Benefits portal

March 14, 2008 The Veterans Affairs Department has started inching toward deployment of an online comprehensive health care and benefits portal recommended by the President's Commission on Care for America's Returning Wounded Warriors in an August 2007 report. VA expects to have a bare-bones site operating in the next few weeks on Army...

What's Brewin' Column: Strange but true

March 14, 2008 Before the Army builds any system, it rigorously defines requirements to ensure stuff fielded to the troops works well and only essential items are included. One reason is to save grunts from having to tote extraneous gear on their already overloaded backs. Defining requirements for the Army's troubled Future Combat...

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Top Defense commander hints at taking offensive actions in space, cyberspace

March 12, 2008 The chief of the Strategic Command hinted Wednesday during a Senate hearing that the Pentagon has plans to conduct warfare in space as well as in cyberspace, strategies the Defense Department has been reluctant to discuss openly in the past. Air Force Gen. Kevin Chilton, commander of the U.S. Strategic...