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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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Furloughed Feds May Have to Turn in Cellphones, Other Mobile Devices

September 30, 2013 FROM NEXTGOV arrow Federal employees forced off the job during a government shutdown may have to turn in their government-issued BlackBerrys, iPhones and other mobile devices Tuesday morning, according to White House guidance on technology matters. “Prohibitions of the Antideficiency Act extend to work performed from outside of the office, including via mobile ...

If You Want to Follow Federal Technology News, This App is for You

September 23, 2013 FROM NEXTGOV arrow Good news for all our iPhone-carrying readers out there: Our fabulous team of developers has created an excellent app that delivers all the IT news and analysis on Nextgov along with a couple of additional tools to help you track developments in federal technology. Besides keeping up with reporting by ...

In-Q-Tel Investment Signals Intel Community Focus on Data Sharing

September 3, 2013 FROM NEXTGOV arrow The CIA’s venture capital arm is investing in cloud software provider Socrata Inc., a company that aims to “democratize” access to government data by making information more accessible to the public as well as internally to agency managers. Under the terms of the deal, Socrata Chief Executive Officer Kevin Merritt ...

What Politicians Don't Tell You About Federal Employees

August 30, 2013 FROM NEXTGOV arrow Anyone worried about government’s ability to attract the top tier talent needed to address a host of pressing national challenges should spend some time with the Nextgov Bold Award finalists. The 19 individuals and teams selected from a pool of nearly 200 nominations exemplify the kind of creative problem-solving, technical ...

Meet Jennifer Pahlka: She Wants to Reboot the Way You Work

May 30, 2013 FROM NEXTGOV arrow Jennifer Pahlka, the charasmatic founder of Code for America, perhaps best known for her inspiring TED talk "Coding a Better Government," announced on her blog Thursday she will soon become a fed. She'll join the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy as deputy chief technology officer for government ...

Secret Service Explores a Unified System to Manage Smartphones, Tablets

May 30, 2013 FROM NEXTGOV arrow The Secret Service is considering adopting a mobile device management system and apps store to better handle employee smartphones and tablets running a variety of operating systems, including BlackBerry, Android, iOS and Windows 8, according to a request for information agency officials posted Thursday. The system would serve as a ...

Timeline: Bold Ideas Well Applied Can Change the World

May 28, 2013 FROM NEXTGOV arrow What does the Interstate Highway System have in common with the Human Genome Project? More than one might think. They both were ambitious programs that changed the world. In the digital age, the network of roads funded by the Eisenhower administration may not seem like a world-changing endeavor. But by ...

Army Investigates Sex Abuse Program Coordinator for Sexual Assault

May 14, 2013 The Army late Tuesday announced it was investigating a senior enlisted soldier for assault, abusive sexual contact, mistreating subordinates and pandering. The soldier, a sergeant first class with III Corps at Fort Hood, Texas, had been assigned as a battalion program coordinator in the service’s sexual harassment/assault response and prevention ...

Video: Jon Stewart's 'Progress Report' on VA Claims Backlog

May 3, 2013 FROM NEXTGOV arrow For the VA executives who won't be receiving bonuses this year, comedian Jon Stewart had this to say: "To have the government promise you a benefit and then not deliver it, I can't imagine." But maybe the nearly 900,000 veterans waiting for Veterans Affairs Department officials to adjudicate their claims ...

Eight Agencies Make Harvard’s Top 25 List for Government Innovation

May 1, 2013 FROM NEXTGOV arrow A group of policy experts, researchers and practitioners singled out nine federal programs for innovation in addressing a host of public challenges, including crime, health disparities, environmental degradation and economic development. The programs, executed by eight federal agencies, are among 25 named in this year’s Innovations in American Government Award ...