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Katherine McIntire Peters

Executive Editor Katherine Peters leads editorial strategy and operations for Nextgov. She previously was a senior correspondent for Government Executive magazine, where she covered defense, homeland security and energy. Prior to joining Government Executive in 1995, she covered U.S. military operations and training for Army Times.
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Corps Competency

March 1, 2000 kpeters@govexec.com ennis Norris knows the lower Mississippi River in a way no chart or graph or book can explain. He knows it in a way that can't be taught, but only learned through years of living with the roiling, headstrong currents that surge and shift through the heart of America. ...

Moving Violations

February 1, 2000 kpeters@govexec.com recently retired Navy captain, looking back on more than 25 years in uniform, can still picture the movers that showed up the first time he was reassigned to a new duty station. They arrived drunk and kept right on drinking as they packed and loaded the hard-earned possessions of ...

The Right Stuff

December 1, 1999 kpeters@govexec.com he military's top procurement priorities read like a Cold War wish list. Despite uncontested control of the seas and shipping lanes, the Navy is investing heavily in aircraft carriers, carrier-based tactical jets and submarines. The Air Force, undisputed ruler of the skies worldwide, will spend billions of dollars on ...

Military Needs Better Cost Data

November 1, 1999 hile most federal agencies are cutting back to core competencies, the Marine Corps is working hard to develop a new one: financial management. "Business concepts have never really been core concepts for the Marine Corps," said Col. Dave Clifton, speaking at a seminar sponsored by ABC Technologies in Washington recently. ...

Attention Deficit

October 1, 1999 nformation overload is by no means the only threat to military decision-making on the battlefield. There are other more mundane factors that can imperil the best of minds: The unique stress of combat, the immense fatigue troops often experience for long stretches of time, and the effect of collective thinking ...

Split Decision

October 1, 1999 kpeters@govexec.com rom the siege of Troy to the battle of Mogadishu, confusion has been an abiding feature of military operations. No wonder then, that in this age of technological revolution, military planners are turning to new technologies to address a problem as old as warfare itself. Besides building more lethal ...

Future Fleet

September 1, 1999 uring an experiment in March to test the Navy's ability to respond to an insurgency in a nation friendly to the United States, the greatest threat to the service's powerful combatant ships didn't come from other ships. Instead, the biggest problem was defending against divers attempting to attach explosives to ...

Charting a Cautious Course

August 15, 1999 kpeters@govexec.com wo trends are shaping up to define the Navy's future: an increasing number and variety of military threats, and a decreasing number of ships and shipbuilders to respond to those threats. It's a combination that worries service leaders. Shipbuilding has fallen to its lowest rate since 1939. Because the ...

Controlling Costs On Several Fronts

August 15, 1999 kpeters@govexec.com ersonnel cuts, budget cuts and an ambitious modernization program converged in the skies over Yugoslavia this spring when Air Force pilots flying decades-old aircraft began running low on precision-guided missiles. In the past 10 years, the Air Force has seen its budget, troop levels and stocks of spare parts ...

Grave New World

August 15, 1999 kpeters@govexec.com vents over the last 12 months have served as a poignant primer for military planners struggling to define and prioritize service modernization goals. From missile launches in North Korea and Iran, terrorist attacks on embassies in Africa, nuclear testing on the Indian subcontinent, cyberattacks against Defense computer systems worldwide, ...