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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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Harnessing Technology for the Future

August 15, 1997 kpeters@govexec.com here's nothing like an enemy to clarify a nation's military research and development goals. During the Cold War, U.S. military planners had to look no further than the Soviet Union to establish clear benchmarks for attaining technological superiority over a formidable enemy. Today, with the Cold War won and ...

Ship Shape

August 1, 1997 ozens of senior military leaders gathered in Washington early this year to participate in Dynamic Commitment-a strategic war game that compressed eight years' worth of future military operations into four days. The exercise was designed largely to test defense capabilities and thus help establish procurement priorities over the next decade. ...

Deadly Strike

July 1, 1997 kpeters@govexec.com he scenario was plausible: Congress was preparing to vote on controversial legislation that was sure to incite furor among extremist groups hostile to the government. Fearing a terrorist attack, Washington emergency and security workers were on alert. Just in case it was needed, a Marine Corps counter-terrorism unit was ...

Money Woes

June 1, 1997 kpeters@govexec.com hat do you say about a department that last year overpaid contractors $180 million, sent checks to hundreds of dead people and couldn't reconcile $18 billion in payments with its accounting records? If you're John Hamre, Defense Department comptroller and steward of the coffers of the agency responsible for ...

Trade-offs Loom in Modern Force

May 1, 1997 kpeters@govexec.com or the third time in five years, the Defense Department is attempting to redefine itself in the aftermath of the Cold War. The most recent effort, known as the Quadrennial Defense Review, or QDR, "will be nothing less than a total reassessment of America's defense strategy, force structure, military ...

DoD Hones Top Anti-Terrorist Weapon

April 1, 1997 raining military personnel and their families to be aware of and react to terrorist activity will become a critical weapon in the Pentagon's anti-terrorism arsenal. The goal of Defense Department officials is nothing short of creating a new mindset for all personnel, from the most junior enlistees to flag officers ...

Defending the Troops

April 1, 1997 ir Force security police Staff Sgt. Alfredo Guerrero was standing on the roof of Building 131 at the Khobar Towers housing complex in Dhahran, Saudi Arabia, shortly before 10 p.m. last June when something caught his attention. A fuel truck, followed by a car, was moving through a parking lot ...

Procurement Changes Pack Purchasing Power

April 1, 1997 hen employees at one federal agency needed new heating equipment, they followed procedure and took their request to the agency's Contracting and Acquisition Management Office. Two hours and 48 minutes later, the equipment was installed. If that sounds like some bureaucrat's fantasy, it shouldn't. It really happened at the Army's ...

Online Diplomacy

March 12, 1997 kpeters@govexec.com The phenomenal growth in telecommunications and information technology is not lost on the State Department. To get a handle on the technology revolution's impact on the art of statecraft, the department yesterday hosted the first of five seminars in a series entitled "Reinventing Diplomacy and Development for on Online ...

So Many Conflicts, So Little Time

March 1, 1997 (kpeters@govexec.com) During the 40 years of the Cold War, from 1950 through 1989, the Army participated in 10 major deployments to handle crises both foreign and domestic. Since 1990, the Army has participated in at least 27 such deployments, eight of which are ongoing: 1989 Operation Just Cause, invasion of ...