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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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A House Divided

November 1, 1998 kpeters@govexec.com n the past five years, the Immigration and Naturalization Service has received what most federal agencies can only dream of: a doubling of its budget and a huge influx personnel. But money and more staff, it turns out, haven't solved the agency's problem--a split personality. The INS is legally ...

DoD civilian education strives for higher grade

October 5, 1998 kpeters@govexec.com The Defense Department's civilian education program got a boost Friday when Defense Secretary William Cohen swore in Jerome F. Smith to become chancellor for education and professional development. The selection of the chancellor fulfills a key recommendation in the Defense Reform Initiative report released last November. The job was ...

Doing More With Less, Again

August 15, 1998 kpeters@govexec.com n the last 10 years, American troops have been deployed overseas for 10 major operations-as many as in the previous 30 years. Of the troops that were sent on those deployments, 70 percent came from the Army. And yet the Army consumes only 24 percent of the Defense budget. ...

Technology Outpaces Procurement Process

August 15, 1998 kpeters@govexec.com or years, one of the biggest challenges to the Air Force's goal of modernizing its aircraft has been instability in funding-the unplanned reprogramming of budgets at the behest of Congress, the Defense Department or even the Air Force itself that results in unexpected expenses for contractors and suppliers, driving ...

Rough Seas for Navy Programs

August 15, 1998 kpeters@govexec.com hat if they held a competition and nobody came? That's essentially what happened when the Navy sought bidders to build the DD-21, the service's next-generation destroyer. Bath Iron Works and Ingalls Shipbuilding, the nation's two top destroyer manufacturers, joined forces with defense giant Lockheed Martin in January to bid ...

Leading the Business Revolution

August 15, 1998 kpeters@govexec.com ooking for spare parts? Extra boots for the troops? Medical supplies before your next big deployment? Shopping has never been easier at the Defense Logistics Agency, the military's combat support agency. Through innovative contracting, reengineering and the expansion of an electronic shopping network, the agency charged with providing parts ...

Price Check

August 1, 1998 kpeters@govexec.com he Pentagon has a problem. Over the next decade, its plan for modernizing the military far exceeds its anticipated $260 billion-a-year budget. By how much, no one can say for sure. After analyzing available budget and planning documents, the independent Center for Strategic and Budgetary Assessments estimates the mismatch ...

Agencies Planning for Performance

July 1, 1998 kpeters@govexec.com Hundreds of representatives from more than 54 federal, state, local and private organizations participated in the development of the Office of National Drug Control Policy's performance measurement system. Twenty working groups convened more than 80 meetings to set goals and establish measures for 94 performance targets in the year ...

High Stakes

July 1, 1998 kpeters@govexec.com ill was 13 when he smoked marijuana for the first time. It made him feel so much better than he usually felt that by the end of eighth grade he was smoking it nearly every day. Like many of his friends, he used other drugs as well: LSD, mushrooms, ...

A Brief History of Reform

June 1, 1998 kpeters@govexec.com n an effort to gain control of federal finances, Congress launched a series of reforms this decade, beginning with the 1990 Chief Financial Officers Act. It was the most far-reaching financial management legislation in 40 years. By establishing a financial management leadership structure, requiring audited financial statements and strengthening ...