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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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Procurement Outlook Still Cloudy

August 15, 2001 espite months of speculation over Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld's approach to shoring up the beleaguered Defense procurement budget, it remains to be seen how the Bush administration will close the gap between the Pentagon's weapons modernization programs and the limited funding for completing them. The military services have ambitious plans...

How Many Ships Are Enough?

August 15, 2001 hen Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld served as Pentagon chief during the Ford administration, he presided over a Navy fleet of more than 600 ships. Today, the fleet is about half that size and shrinking. At the current rate of shipbuilding, the fleet will number fewer than 200 ships by 2015....

Pentagon officials pledge to overhaul personnel policies

August 9, 2001 Pentagon officials are working on a plan to overhaul World War II-era personnel policies for military employees, David Chu, undersecretary of Defense for personnel and readiness, said Wednesday. By next spring, when the Defense Department submits its budget request for 2003, the department hopes to have the framework for a...

Open to Interpretation

August 1, 2001 hen asked if recent changes in the military's space program moved the United States closer to putting weapons in space, Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld said the changes "have nothing to do with that." He reiterated the National Space Policy, released by the White House in September 1996: "DoD shall maintain...

The Battle for Spectrum

August 1, 2001 aintaining access to space is not just a hypothetical worry for Pentagon war planners. For several years, the Defense Department has been engaged in a low-intensity conflict to defend and hold its place in the radio frequency spectrum-a position that is critical to the military's ability to wage war. But...

Occupying Space

August 1, 2001 The United States hopes to seize a new strategic high ground -outer space. hile President Bush and key Cabinet officers, including Secretary of State Colin Powell and Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld, peddled missile defense plans in Europe and Asia this spring, a quieter, potentially more significant plan already was...

Mixed Messages on Funding

July 1, 2001 hen Dick Cheney accepted his party's nomination to be Vice President last summer, he made it a point to say that a Bush-Cheney administration would ride to the rescue of the beleaguered U.S. military. "Help is on the way," he famously declared. It was a sentiment repeated so often by...

Race for Recruits

July 1, 2001 The military services are forming some unusual business alliances in an effort to boost recruiting. he engine exhaust catches in your throat and burns your eyes. The heat is stifling and the noise is deafening. But on a Friday afternoon in May, the Atlanta Dragway is a military recruiter's dream-the...

Investing in Outreach

July 1, 2001 Then senior leaders at the Health Care Financing Administration set out to make the agency more efficient and user-friendly, they might want to consult with Joyce Jackson. A technical director at the Center for Medicaid and State Operations in HCFA's Baltimore office, Jackson has made outreach the watchword of her...

Administration seeks base closings, budget boost

June 28, 2001 The Bush administration has decided to seek additional military base closures starting in 2003, and next year will request the biggest overall increase in defense spending in more than a decade, Defense Department officials said Wednesday. The military services have about 25 percent too many bases, Defense Comptroller Dov Zakheim...

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