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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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Another Win for Verizon

January 11, 2012 FROM NEXTGOV arrow Verizon is having a good week, as far as federal contracting goes. As my colleague Bob Brewin pointed out in What's Brewin' yesterday, Verizon stands to benefit significantly from the Pentagon's focus on the Asia-Pacific region. Now today the U.S. Postal Service is giving the company -- the largest communications ...

GPS Takes Another Hit

December 19, 2011 FROM NEXTGOV arrow LightSquared isn't the only entity posing a significant threat to the Global Positioning System. The Christian Science Monitor, in an exclusive interview with an Iranian engineer, reported that Iranians used a spoofing technique to make the drone "land on its own where we wanted it to, without having to crack ...

Army to slash thousands of civilian jobs in 2012

December 8, 2011 Army officials said Thursday they will cut 8,700 civilian positions next year at 70 locations across 37 states. The jobs will be eliminated by Sept. 30, 2012, to cope with anticipated budget cuts, according to a Pentagon announcement. Ninety percent of the cuts will come from the Installation Management Command, ...

How Skilled is Your Agency's Cyber Workforce?

December 2, 2011 FROM NEXTGOV arrow Our colleagues over at the Government Business Council, Government Executive Media Group's research arm, want to know what you think. In the age of Anonymous and Wikileaks, agencies aim to be more cyber-ready than ever before at a time when the demand for cyber professionals may be greater than the ...

OMB to Release FedRAMP Cloud Security Guidance

November 30, 2011 FROM NEXTGOV arrow White House budget director Jacob Lew reportedly has signed off on critical cloud security guidance, known as FedRAMP, which may be released as early as next week, according to a Federal News Radio report. The Office of Management and Budget and the General Services Administration have been working on FedRAMP ...

ICE Nets 150 Fraudulent Websites on Cyber Monday

November 28, 2011 FROM NEXTGOV arrow What better way for the feds to kick off the online holiday shopping season than with the seizure of websites selling counterfeit goods. A joint operation involving Immigration and Customs Enforcement, Homeland Security Investigations, the National Intellectual property Rights Coordination Center, the Justice Department and the FBI resulted in the ...

Nine Steps for a Successful IT Investment

November 21, 2011 FROM NEXTGOV arrow An adequate budget, a stable workforce, and executive-level support -- what more could the manager of a major technology program want? Six more things, according to an analysis by auditors at the Government Accountability Office. To better understand why so many IT projects incur cost overruns and fall behind schedule ...

Symantec Sells Huawei Stake and Unloads a Headache With Feds

November 15, 2011 FROM NEXTGOV arrow After the markets closed yesterday, U.S. security giant Symantec announced an agreement to sell its 49 percent share in Huawei Symantec Technologies Co. to its Chinese partner Huawei Technologies Co., which will have full ownership of the joint venture established by the two companies in 2008 in Hong Kong. The ...

Topic A: Internet Governance

November 14, 2011 FROM NEXTGOV arrow When Vint Cerf speaks, smart people listen, which is why Google invited the former DARPA program manager and father of the Internet (and now the company's VP and Chief Internet Evangelist) to address the smart set assembled at Atmosphere 2011, Google's two-day cloud computing event in Mountain View, Calif. Jolie ...

Reading Fingerprints Through Gloves and Other Cool IT

November 9, 2011 FROM NEXTGOV arrow In the Cool Stuff Department, analysts at research firm Gartner have flagged a handful of companies developing innovative identity management technologies feds might want to check out as they wrestle with network security issues across government. "These up-and-coming technology providers offer [identity and access management] products and services based on ...