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Bob Brewin

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Bob Brewin
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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Army to Manpack Tactical Radio Vendors: Go on a Diet

Other items on the Army’s to-do list: Boosting battery life and transmitting power

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Army Wants Better Teeth Tracking

The Army is seeking new dental software. It needs to have dynamic scheduling capabilities, according to contracting docs.

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Exclusive: AFRICOM Plans High-Speed Circuits to Liberia

U.S. military plans to lease a 622 megabit terrestrial circuit from Europe to Liberia.

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VA Eyes New Medical Imaging System

The new system will be built on commercial standards for viewing medical images, including X-rays, CT body scans and MRI brain scans.

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Race is On for Defense Health Record – but VA Backs Out of Competition

Four teams of contractors are vying for the electronic health record system contract – and the $11 billion prize attached.

IT Modernization

Defense Mobile Update: BlackBerry Still Dominates

BlackBerry devices in use by the Defense Department total 85,000 -- 10 times the number of Apple and Android devices.

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Today's Lesson -- Aging Soviet Rocket Engine Doesn't Fly

Orbital Sciences Corp. tried to launch a mission to the International Space Station using rocket engines built four decades ago

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US Army Will Provide Wi-Fi for NGOs in the Fight Against Ebola

The networks the Army is setting up in West Africa will support both military users and NGOs, such as Doctors without Borders.

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A Whole Bunch of GPS Action

Two new GPS sets pack enhanced anti-jam features. The latest launch is this week.


VA: Hackers Never Siphoned Data Out of Our Systems

Veterans Affairs experiences 55,000 malware attacks a day, agency official says.

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Navy Will Get Its Microsoft Cloud Email from Dell in $2.1M Deal

The Navy sees hundreds of millions of dollars in savings over the Next Generation Enterprise Network.