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Katherine McIntire Peters

Deputy Editor Katherine is deputy editor of Government Executive Media Group, a division of Atlantic Media, where she oversees editorial coverage for GovExec.com and Government Executive magazine. She previously was executive editor of Nextgov.
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Pentagon CIO Shuffle: Navy Exec Takes the Reins at Defense

May 14, 2014 FROM NEXTGOV arrow Deputy Secretary of Defense Robert Work announced in a memo to staff Tuesday that Navy Chief Information Officer Terry Halvorsen would become the department's acting CIO next week. David Devries, the department's deputy CIO for information enterprise, has been holding the post in an acting capacity since Teri Takai stepped ...

Federal Managers Need Better Training in Data Analytics

May 12, 2014 FROM NEXTGOV arrow While agencies are generating a lot more data than they used to, the promise of "big data" remains elusive for many organizations because the information is either insufficient, unreliable or managers don't know how to use it -- or all three. "Our No. 1 objective is to make sure data ...

One Chart Shows Why You Shouldn’t Trust the Feds With Your Data

April 3, 2014 FROM NEXTGOV arrow We reported in January about the spike in government data breaches that has compromised the personal information of federal employees and citizens. A report released Wednesday by the Government Accountability Office shows that security incidents involving personally identifiable information more than doubled between 2009, when there were 10,481 such breaches, ...

State Taps Atlantic Media CTO to Manage Digital Diplomacy Program

March 31, 2014 FROM NEXTGOV arrow Tom Cochran, the former director of New Media Technologies at the White House before becoming chief technology officer at Atlantic Media, Nextgov's parent company, returned to government today to work in the State Department's Bureau of International Information Programs. As managing director, Cochran will support the Obama administration's foreign policy ...

Cloud Computing Isn’t Just for Email

March 28, 2014 FROM NEXTGOV arrow For a lot of federal IT managers, cloud computing offers tremendous potential for tackling a range of challenges, from optimizing data storage to maintaining the most up-to-date software and security. But for most agencies, it remains just that -- potential. On April 8, Nextgov will explore that potential -- both ...

Give Us 3 Minutes of Your Time

March 19, 2014 FROM NEXTGOV arrow In partnership with the Government Business Council (the research arm of Government Executive Media Group) Nextgov is conducting quarterly surveys of federal IT professionals to gauge, among other things, how well agencies are doing in meeting the Obama administration’s IT priorities. Our Federal Tech Insiders Poll will explore things such ...

Do You Work in Federal Technology? We Want to Hear From You.

February 18, 2014 FROM NEXTGOV arrow The link between mission success and solid IT performance has never been clearer. That’s long been the case, but the rocky rollout last October of the website designed to support the Affordable Care Act, the Obama Administration’s signature policy achievement, brought home how easily an ill-managed technology program could undermine ...

VanRoekel: Don't Let Sunk Costs Sink Innovation

February 6, 2014 FROM NEXTGOV arrow Too many federal officials believe that to do more you have to spend more, but in fact that opposite can be true, acccording to the Obama administration's top technology official. "There's a general culture of big failure," said Steven VanRoekel, federal chief information officer. Big ideas too often lead to ...

Edward Snowden and the Power of Cloud Computing

January 10, 2014 FROM NEXTGOV arrow Allison Stanger has an excellent piece over at Quartz titled “Why Edward Snowden is not a whistleblower.” Setting aside the title’s assertion, the Leng Professor of International Politics and Economics at Middlebury College makes a compelling case for the revolutionary power of cloud computing. Cloud computing itself isn’t exactly new, ...

Drone Testing Could Soon Come to an Airfield Near You

December 30, 2013 FROM NEXTGOV arrow Following a 10-month evaluation process, the Federal Aviation Administration on Monday announced it had picked six entities across the country to research and test the use of remotely-piloted aircraft in domestic airspace. While the potential widespread use of drones has alarmed privacy advocates and some safety officials, Transportation Secretary Anthony ...