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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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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...

Marine deployment irks soldiers

November 29, 2001 The Army is either unable or unwilling to do its job. That's the message some mid-grade officers are getting from the deployment of hundreds of Marines to landlocked Afghanistan this week. The seizure of an airfield near Kandahar is a textbook Army mission, yet it was Marines, who usually operate...

Guide offers best practices for accountability reports

November 19, 2001 A new how-to guide for agency financial managers offers useful tips for putting together annual accountability reports, those snapshot financial reports that are the federal equivalent of corporate annual reports. Although agencies have been strongly encouraged to produce the reports, they have not been required by law to do so;...

Army chief cites air power limits, accelerates reform

November 9, 2001 Military operations in Afghanistan are proving that the best precision weapons in the U.S. arsenal are soldiers on the ground, Army Chief of Staff Gen. Eric Shinseki told defense and industry leaders Thursday. In prepared remarks before a Washington conference sponsored by the Association of the United States Army, an...

Anthrax attacks serve as a wake-up call for public health

November 1, 2001 Improving the nation's public health surveillance systems--the reporting mechanisms by which physicians and hospitals track the occurrence of infectious diseases--will be critical to crafting a more meaningful plan for detecting and responding to an attack involving biological weapons, public health officials told a panel of the House Committee on Energy...

Rumsfeld: War is about 'will'

November 1, 2001 The news media may be impatient with the progress of the war on terrorism, but Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld said yesterday he has no doubt that the American people understand this will be a long and difficult war, and that they have the staying power to win it. "Americans understand...