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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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U.S. unprepared for ongoing cyberwar, say top military and intelligence officials

March 6, 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. "Cyberwarfare is already here…. It's one of our major challenges," said Defense Deputy Secretary Gordon England on Monday at the annual National Community...

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Navy develops two-way radio communication for submerged submarines

March 5, 2008 The Navy has developed systems using floating radio antennas and buoys that will provide submerged submarines with two-way communications for the first time in history, a top official at the Space and Naval Warfare Systems Center said at a news briefing on Tuesday. Until now, submarines had to be at...

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Defense kicks off satellite communications contract

March 4, 2008 The Defense Information Systems Agency has kicked off a follow-on procurement for commercial satellite services that could be worth $500 million a year and may attract a large field of bidders, ranging from small businesses to large systems integrators. Tom Eaton, president of Arrowhead Global Solutions, one of the three...

Defense kicks off satellite communications contract

March 4, 2008 The Defense Information Systems Agency has kicked off a follow-on procurement for commercial satellite services that could be worth $500 million a year and may attract a large field of bidders, ranging from small businesses to large systems integrators. Tom Eaton, president of Arrowhead Global Solutions, one of the three...

Pentagon: Cyberattacks appear to come from China

March 4, 2008 The Defense Department said Monday that cyberattacks in 2007 against computer networks operated by governments and commercial institutions around the world "appear" to have originated within China -- marking the first time the Pentagon has so visibly pinned the blame against China for cyberattacks. Comment on this article in the...

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Pentagon: Cyberattacks appear to come from China

March 3, 2008 The Defense Department said Monday that cyberattacks in 2007 against computer networks operated by governments and commercial institutions around the world "appear" to have originated within China -- marking the first time the Pentagon has so visibly pinned the blame against China for cyberattacks. Defense made its cyber warfare charge...

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Agencies tap Army’s expertise on electronic health records

February 29, 2008 The Army's suite of computer hardware used by the Medical Communications for Combat Casualty Care (MC4) to manage battlefield electronic health records has attracted the attention of Air Force medical evacuation squadrons, the Navy, NASA and the State Department, according to MC4 commander Lt. Col. Edward Clayson. These organizations approached...

Agencies tap Army's expertise on electronic health records

February 29, 2008 The Army's suite of computer hardware used by the Medical Communications for Combat Casualty Care (MC4) to manage battlefield electronic health records has attracted the attention of Air Force medical evacuation squadrons, the Navy, NASA and the State Department, according to MC4 commander Lt. Col. Edward Clayson. These organizations approached...

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Military services launch projects to beef up data sharing and security

February 22, 2008 The Navy will kick off a procurement this year for a worldwide network, the new Air Force Cyber Command will take over operation of Air Force networks, and the Army is seeking to find the right cost model for its stateside data processing centers. Top officials detailed these plans on...

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Veterans Affairs aims to update and centralize IT systems

February 21, 2008 The Veterans Affairs Department is centralizing information technology systems, management and processes with one primary goal in mind, according to VA's top enterprise infrastructure engineering official: to ensure that veterans anywhere in the country get the same level of care. Charlie De Sanno, executive director of VA's Office of Enterprise...