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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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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...

In The Line Of Fire

July 15, 2002 It's the federal government's job to make sure the people who respond to the next terrorist attack have the tools and the training for the job. ne evening last October, when anxiety over anthrax attacks in the eastern United States was at its height, Dr. Ivan Walks was having dinner...

No Man’s Land

July 15, 2002 Across vast stretches of the Southwest border, security is just a pipe dream. ou don't mind if I carry this, do you?" Larry Vance asks before he straps a .44 Magnum handgun into a holster at his waist. It's not really a question. Vance rarely leaves home unarmed. His home,...

The Challenge

July 15, 2002 Ensuring homeland security will involve a lot more than creating a new Cabinet department. t's probably fair to say there is no such thing as an ideal bureaucratic structure for dealing with terrorism. The threat is amorphous and constantly shifting. One day it's a bomb at an embassy, another day...