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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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Urban Challenge

December 1, 2000 he poor health status of Native Americans is firmly rooted in the history of the United States. As Europeans flocked to the New World beginning in the 16th century, the aboriginal inhabitants of the land were systematically pushed, by force and by treaty, from their homelands onto ever-smaller, less-productive parcels ...

The Long Wait

December 1, 2000 Indian tribes were promised adequate health care by the government treaties that took their land away. Generations later, most are still waiting. t's a long drive from the capital of the Cherokee Nation in Tahlequah, Okla., to the rural Indian medical clinic in Nowata, in the northeast corner of the ...

Netting Lost Billions

October 1, 2000 letters@govexec.com ears ago, wholesale giant Costco decided to hire an outside accounting firm to go over its records to make sure it wasn't overpaying vendors. But before the auditors even arrived, a surprising thing happened. "A few vendors showed up with large checks," remembers Costco senior vice president Vince Carney. ...

Indian Affairs leader issues sweeping apology

September 11, 2000 In a moving speech before employees of the Bureau of Indian Affairs Friday, Assistant Secretary of the Interior for Indian Affairs Kevin Gover apologized for the agency's past actions that have devastated Indian communities. The occasion was the agency's 175th anniversary celebration at Interior Department headquarters in Washington. "Today, I ...

Roadblock

September 1, 2000 kpeters@govexec.com hile Pentagon watchers in Congress and the media regularly debate the merits of new jets, submarines, aircraft carriers and a host of other new weapons that pack the services' annual budget requests, relatively little attention is paid to the much larger cost of maintaining the department's current arsenal. And ...

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 ...