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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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Pentagon planning for offensives 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. Comment on this article in the forum.Air Force Gen. Kevin...

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Defense, VA lay out plans to improve health care for wounded soldiers

March 11, 2008 Top officials from the departments of Veterans Affairs and Defense said on Tuesday that they plan to improve the health care for troops wounded in Iraq and Afghanistan by providing them with "a life map for recovery" that integrates all their heath records into one package and lays out a...

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Defense Information Systems Agency director to retire in July

March 11, 2008 Air Force Lt. Gen. Charles Croom, director of the Defense Information Systems Agency, plans to retire in July, and President Bush has nominated Rear Adm. Elizabeth Hight, the agency's vice director, to replace him. Hight, if approved by the Senate, will become the agency's first director from the Navy and...

Defense, VA lay out recovery health plan for soldiers

March 11, 2008 Top officials from the departments of Veterans Affairs and Defense said on Tuesday that they plan to improve the health care for troops wounded in Iraq and Afghanistan by providing them with "a life map for recovery" that integrates all their heath records into one package and lays out a...

Defense Information Systems Agency director to retire

March 11, 2008 Air Force Lt. Gen. Charles Croom, director of the Defense Information Systems Agency, plans to retire in July, and President Bush has nominated Rear Adm. Elizabeth Hight, the agency's vice director, to replace him. Comment on this article in the forum.Hight, if approved by the Senate, will become the agency's...

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GAO: Future Combat Systems network still more concept than reality

March 10, 2008 The number of lines of software code the Army needs to develop for its Future Combat Systems program has tripled to 95.1 million lines since 2003, and "it is not yet clear if or when the information network, which is at the heart of the FCS concept, can be developed,...

GAO: Future Combat Systems network still more concept than reality

March 10, 2008 The number of lines of software code the Army needs to develop for its Future Combat Systems program has tripled to 95.1 million lines since 2003, and "it is not yet clear if or when the information network, which is at the heart of the FCS concept, can be developed,...

GAO: Overruns, delays plague satellite programs

March 9, 2008 The Defense Department spends billions of dollars a year to acquire space-based systems, including communications, surveillance and navigation satellites, but development and acquisition during the past several decades have relied on a flawed process, a Government Accountability Office official told lawmakers on Thursday. This has pushed up costs up by...

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Overruns, delays plague satellite programs, lawmakers told

March 7, 2008 The Defense Department spends billions of dollars a year to acquire space-based systems, including communications, surveillance and navigation satellites, but development and acquisition during the past several decades have relied on a flawed process, a Government Accountability Office official told lawmakers on Thursday. This has pushed up costs up by...

U.S. unprepared for ongoing cyberwar, say officials

March 7, 2008 The United States is in the midst of a cyberwar and is not prepared to deal with it, top Defense Department and intelligence officials acknowledged this week. Comment on this article in the forum."Cyberwarfare is already here.... It's one of our major challenges," said Defense Deputy Secretary Gordon England on...