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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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Seeking Safe Harbor

March 1, 2002 Sea trade is the backbone of the global economy. It's also the Achilles' heel of homeland security. f Bryan Smith doesn't look like a soldier, it's because he's serving in an unconventional war. The front line that the journeyman Customs inspector serves on is the Howland Hook Marine Terminal on...

Federal audits improve, but real work lies ahead, OMB says

February 28, 2002 Federal agencies are getting better at balancing their books, but must dramatically improve how they account for their money to meet the Bush administration's financial management goals, Office of Management and Budget Director Mitch Daniels said Thursday. Daniels spoke at an OMB event in which fiscal 2001 financial audits for...

White House unveils details of homeland security budget boost

February 5, 2002 Even though it doesn't yet have a national strategy for homeland security, the White House is seeking to double spending on homeland defense programs in 2003. The Bush administration has requested $37.7 billion for civilian agencies involved in border protection and bioterrorism research and response. Spending on such programs this...

Agencies to receive more money, scrutiny, OMB chief says

January 24, 2002 Under the 2003 budget plan the Bush administration will submit to Congress next month, federal program managers can expect funding increases, but also more oversight of their operations, according to Office of Management and Budget Director Mitch Daniels. Daniels outlined the administration's goals Thursday in remarks to federal finance and...

Nation highly exposed to future terrorist attacks, experts warn

January 22, 2002 More than four months after the most devastating terrorist attack on U.S. soil in history, the nation remains highly exposed to attacks from terrorists using nuclear, biological, chemical or radiological weapons, according to numerous experts speaking at a security conference at Syracuse University last week. Experts cited the volume and...

Customs chief proposes security plan to protect cargo ships

January 17, 2002 Customs Commissioner Robert Bonner is proposing a new security plan to protect global trade from sabotage by terrorists. Since 90 percent of commercial cargo travels by ship, ensuring the integrity of shipping containers is critical to international security. "The stakes are high," Bonner told an audience Thursday at the Center...

The personnel problem

January 15, 2002 In all the armchair analyses of military operations in Afghanistan and the lessons about how to transform the military into a more effective fighting force, the one issue that never seems to get raised is personnel reform. Yet reforming the antiquated system for managing people--a system that treats individuals as...

Fighting Weight

January 1, 2002 By creating a new light but lethal combat unit, the Army hopes to silence critics who say it's obsolete in the era of unconventional warfare. ine years ago, as the operations officer for Army troops in Somalia, Brig. Gen. Paul Eaton stood on a street corner in Mogadishu and watched...

Army, Air Force streamline leadership staffs

December 18, 2001 The Army and the Air Force on Tuesday announced plans to reorganize the services' civilian and military headquarters staffs to speed decision making, reduce management redundancy and improve operations. The Navy is expected to announce similar restructuring of Naval and Marine Corps staff in the coming weeks. Service officials said...

Behind In The Biowar

December 1, 2001 History's deadliest weapons are making a comeback, and the public health system is far from ready to deal with them. hen a group of Mongol invaders besieged a Genoese trading colony on the Black Sea in 1346, they devised an ingenious way to clear the city. They lobbed the corpses...

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