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Katherine McIntire Peters

Executive Editor Katherine Peters leads editorial strategy and operations for Nextgov. She previously was a senior correspondent for Government Executive magazine, where she covered defense, homeland security and energy. Prior to joining Government Executive in 1995, she covered U.S. military operations and training for Army Times.
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Military services see innovation as a way to cope with IT budget cuts

September 13, 2011 Senior military technology leaders said they expect advances in thin-client computing, tiered data storage and other innovations in information management will help them achieve substantial savings to cope with inevitable budget cuts on the horizon. Read the full story on Nextgov.

The Air Force Goes Electric

September 7, 2011 FROM NEXTGOV arrow The Air Force plans to ditch many of the gas-guzzling cars and trucks it owns and leases at its base in Los Angeles and replace them with plug-in electric vehicles, service leaders said in a statement last week. The move, which could be completed as soon as January, would make ...

The Democratization of Repression

September 6, 2011 FROM NEXTGOV arrow Stanford University's Evgeny Morozov published an interesting New York Times Op Ed Thursday about Western companies' sales of Internet surveillance technology to the Libyan and Egyptian governments and to other repressive regimes. Morozov charges that the U.S. and other Western governments are complicit in these sales because many of the ...

Pentagon's China Assessment Contains Few Cyber Surprises

August 24, 2011 FROM NEXTGOV arrow There aren't many revelations in the Pentagon's annual report to Congress on developments in China's military capabilities. The 94-page document released Wednesday notes that the People's Liberation Army doctrine identifies information warfare as key to countering a stronger foe, i.e. the United States. No surprises there. Still, the report details ...

General Dynamics Drops $1 Billion for Health IT Firm

August 16, 2011 FROM NEXTGOV arrow The Washington Post is reporting that Falls Church-based General Dynamics will acquire Arlington-based Vangent, a major player in the health IT market. As the Post describes it: "The deal comes as defense contractors, anticipating reduced Pentagon spending, particularly on large equipment, look to diversify. Many are seeking to expand their ...

Texas Miracles, Shady Rats and Campaign Liabilities

August 15, 2011 FROM NEXTGOV arrow The September issue of Vanity Fair magazine has an interesting piece about the growing problem of Chinese hacking. In "Enter the Cyber Dragon," author Michael Joseph Gross chronicles China's extensive campaign of cyber-espionage, the most recent iteration of which has been dubbed Operation Shady RAT, in a reference to the ...

Critical Care

August 15, 2011 FROM NEXTGOV arrow It seems that every week we learn about another data breach of a government or commercial network. If you think you've come through these assaults unscathed, you're wrong. Even if you haven't seen your diplomatic cables posted on WikiLeaks or your Gmail account hasn't been hijacked (to your knowledge), even ...

Critical Care

August 15, 2011 Agencies face enormous obstacles in securing vital networks, but failure isn't an option. It seems that every week we learn about another data breach of a government or commercial network. If you think you've come through these assaults unscathed, you're wrong. Even if you haven't seen your diplomatic cables posted ...

Analyzing London Riot Video Will Be Daunting, Just Ask the Pentagon

August 10, 2011 FROM NEXTGOV arrow Alexis Madrigal has an excellent blog post over at The Atlantic exploring what the London police can learn from the Vancouver police department's investigation into riots there last June. He notes that investigators in Vancouver had to review about 1,500 hours of video, compared with an estimated 66,567 hours of ...

Facebook Faux Pas

August 1, 2011 Agencies need to do a better job of explaining to employees how to use social media sites without compromising personal information or data associated with their jobs, according to a new report from the Government Accountability Office. While the report focused on how agencies are leveraging Twitter, Facebook and similar ...