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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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Progress in public health tempered by shortfalls

January 15, 2003 Shrinking state budgets, antiquated personnel processes, outdated computer systems and a host of other factors are complicating the already enormous task of boosting the public health system's capacity to respond to terrorist attacks, federal, state and local health officials said Tuesday. In a wide-ranging meeting of Health and Human Services...

Standard Bearers

January 1, 2003 Scientists at the National Institute of Standards and Technology are playing a critical role in homeland security. t was after midnight on Oct. 31, 2001, when Bert Coursey checked into the Renaissance Hotel in downtown Washington with a box of mail laced with surrogate anthrax spores tucked under his arm....

By Air or By Sea

December 1, 2002 Winston Churchill may have said it best: "Victory is the beautiful, bright-colored flower. Transport is the stem without which it never could have blossomed." t's a lesson armies have learned and relearned throughout history: No matter how brilliant a leader's tactics, how well-trained the troops, or how powerful their weapons,...

The Long Haul

December 1, 2002 In warfare, getting troops to the fight and keeping them supplied is half the battle. It's the warriors, the trigger-pullers, that military culture reveres. They're the troops who get the medals and the accolades when battles are won. hen Hollywood writes the script, the combat troops' stories are told, their...

Career Achievement Medal Star Power

December 1, 2002 Katharine Gebbie didn't want to spend her life studying stars she'd never see. So she created a world-class laboratory and nurtured her own star scientists. t first, Katharine Gebbie might remind you of a favorite great aunt, or your high school English teacher. She is thin, almost frail looking, with...

Federal Employees Of The Year Medal Serving Justice

December 1, 2002 Nearly 40 years and three investigations after one of the worst hate crimes in U.S. history, two determined FBI investigators finally closed the case. f you ask William Fleming or Ben Herren about the role they played in putting Thomas Blanton and Bobby Frank Cherry behind bars for the rest...

GAO says military cargo shipments at risk

November 22, 2002 Federal officials have long been concerned about lax security at U.S. seaports, but the possibility of war with Iraq is raising new fears about the vulnerability of military cargo shipments. A recent study by the General Accounting Office found that federal agencies responsible for security do not effectively share information...

Wrong Wavelength

November 1, 2002 Overcrowding in the radio frequency spectrum threatens national security and the economy. hat oxygen is to life, the radio frequency spectrum is to modern living. While few of us have a very firm grasp of the principles of electromagnetic radiation, most of us would have a tough time getting by...

Army chief says logistics reform is vital

September 4, 2002 Army Chief of Staff Gen. Eric Shinseki told service leaders Wednesday they must improve the Army's ability to quickly deploy forces and sustain troops on the battlefield, or ongoing efforts to transform the Army into a more nimble, responsive fighting force will be for naught. "Without a transformation in logistics,...

Operation Recovery

September 1, 2002 Faith, friendship and duty carried Army employees out of the burning Pentagon and are helping them restore their lives and work. ike so many whose lives were turned upside down on Sept. 11, 2001, Martha Carden looks back on that Tuesday morning in terrible awe. A decision to reschedule a...