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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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OMB to Release FedRAMP Cloud Security Guidance

November 30, 2011 FROM NEXTGOV arrow White House budget director Jacob Lew reportedly has signed off on critical cloud security guidance, known as FedRAMP, which may be released as early as next week, according to a Federal News Radio report. The Office of Management and Budget and the General Services Administration have been working on FedRAMP ...

ICE Nets 150 Fraudulent Websites on Cyber Monday

November 28, 2011 FROM NEXTGOV arrow What better way for the feds to kick off the online holiday shopping season than with the seizure of websites selling counterfeit goods. A joint operation involving Immigration and Customs Enforcement, Homeland Security Investigations, the National Intellectual property Rights Coordination Center, the Justice Department and the FBI resulted in the ...

Nine Steps for a Successful IT Investment

November 21, 2011 FROM NEXTGOV arrow An adequate budget, a stable workforce, and executive-level support -- what more could the manager of a major technology program want? Six more things, according to an analysis by auditors at the Government Accountability Office. To better understand why so many IT projects incur cost overruns and fall behind schedule ...

Symantec Sells Huawei Stake and Unloads a Headache With Feds

November 15, 2011 FROM NEXTGOV arrow After the markets closed yesterday, U.S. security giant Symantec announced an agreement to sell its 49 percent share in Huawei Symantec Technologies Co. to its Chinese partner Huawei Technologies Co., which will have full ownership of the joint venture established by the two companies in 2008 in Hong Kong. The ...

Topic A: Internet Governance

November 14, 2011 FROM NEXTGOV arrow When Vint Cerf speaks, smart people listen, which is why Google invited the former DARPA program manager and father of the Internet (and now the company's VP and Chief Internet Evangelist) to address the smart set assembled at Atmosphere 2011, Google's two-day cloud computing event in Mountain View, Calif. Jolie ...

Reading Fingerprints Through Gloves and Other Cool IT

November 9, 2011 FROM NEXTGOV arrow In the Cool Stuff Department, analysts at research firm Gartner have flagged a handful of companies developing innovative identity management technologies feds might want to check out as they wrestle with network security issues across government. "These up-and-coming technology providers offer [identity and access management] products and services based on ...

Video: GSA Exec's Take on Cloud's Silver Lining

November 1, 2011 FROM NEXTGOV arrow Our colleagues at the Government Business Council recently interviewed David McClure, Associate Administrator at GSA, on the promises of cloud computing. McClure acknowledges that closing data centers will inevitably lead to some employees losing their jobs, but says the transition also offers opportunities for retraining workers. While he urged caution ...

Editor's note: Our new logo

October 2, 2011 FROM NEXTGOV arrow We've given Nextgov.com, along with our newsletters, a new look today with a new logo. The change is in connection with the redesign of the October edition of Government Executive magazine, the flagship publication of Government Executive Media Group, which includes Nextgov. To complete the redesign, we hired Pentagram, a ...

Watchdog Applauds GSA's Contractor Database, Despite 'Drab' Look

September 30, 2011 FROM NEXTGOV arrow The nonprofit watchdog Project on Government Oversight on Sept. 29 published a critique of the General Services Administration's six-month-old public version of the government's contractor and grantee responsibility database, the Federal Awardee Performance and Integrity Information System. POGO, as part of an update of its list of top contractors and ...

Smartphone Nation: Mapping iPhone, Android and BlackBerry Users

September 23, 2011 FROM NEXTGOV arrow Over at Atlantic.com Rebecca J. Rosen has posted a fascinating interactive map that allows users to see which phones are dominating in each state, and then compare that information with other demographic data -- population density, political party registration, income levels, even obesity rates. As Rosen writes: The United States ...