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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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Building a Faster, More Versatile Force

August 15, 2000 letters@govexec.com Army leaders have set some ambitious goals for the service over the next few years. Gen. Eric Shinseki, the Army's chief of staff, believes if the service is to be responsive to future threats, it must be able to deploy a combat brigade anywhere in the world in 96 ...

Sailors Win Temporary Reprieve

August 15, 2000 letters@govexec.com or the first time in several years, the Navy's 2001 modernization budget will support procurement of eight new ships a year-funding sufficient to sustain a 300-ship Navy. While that might not seem impressive after the heady days of the 1980s, when the Navy had a 550-plus fleet, it's at ...

Easing the Strain on Planes and People

August 15, 2000 letters@govexec.com ir power has proved to be the military tool of choice in recent conflicts. While that's good news for the Air Force, it's also cause for concern among military planners as the service continues to struggle with recruiting and retention in its most-deployed units. The extraordinarily high operations tempo ...

Only Change Is Certain

August 15, 2000 letters@govexec.com hese aren't easy days for Pentagon program managers. About the only thing Defense planners can count on is that they will be living with an exceptional level of uncertainty for the foreseeable future. Under plans set in the Quadrennial Defense Review, the Defense Department is supposed to spend $60 ...

Sailor Arranged Move Program, Navy

August 15, 2000 kpeters@govexec.com Forty-three million Americans are without adequate health care, according to estimates by the Bureau of Primary Health Care at the Department of Health and Human Services. The bureau should know. Its job is to make sure underserved and uninsured Americans receive proper medical treatment. The BPHC also works to ...

High Flier

August 1, 2000 kpeters@govexec.com he Navy's F-14 has been reborn as a strike fighter, able to hit targets on the ground as well as in the air. t was just before midnight in Baghdad on Dec. 16, 1998, when Navy F-14 Tomcats lifted off the aircraft carrier USS Enterprise and streaked across a ...

The Human Factor

June 1, 2000 kpeters@govexec.com f all the numbers government chief financial officers must crunch when looking at their agencies' fiscal health, few are more disturbing than these: Today, as many as 30 percent of federal accountants could retire if they wanted. In another five years, that number will jump to about 50 percent. ...

Making Change

June 1, 2000 kpeters@govexec.com irst, the good news: This year, 19 of the 24 federal agencies required to file year-end financial statements with the Treasury Department did so on time, and more than half received unqualified opinions from auditors. Now the bad news: Many agencies managed to pull it off only through extraordinary ...

Fixing Finances

June 1, 2000 kpeters@govexec.com decade ago, financial management at most federal agencies meant little more than reporting how appropriations were spent. For the most part, agency finance officers concerned themselves with just two questions: Did you spend all the money Congress gave you? And did you spend it on the things Congress told ...

Defending U.S.

June 1, 2000 kpeters@govexec.com avier Stewart would seem an unlikely soldier. The former college professor is certified in forensic medicine, holds a Ph.D. in public health, and until recently, owned and operated a medical equipment business in Delaware. It's an unusual background for a lieutenant colonel, but then Stewart's position, commander of the ...