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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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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 ...

The Price of Peace

March 1, 1997 (kpeters@govexec.com) n a typical day in recent months, about 55,000 U.S. military personnel could be found participating in more than a dozen military operations around the world, few of which would ever make the evening news. Since the fall of the Berlin Wall in 1989 marking the end of the ...

DoD Splits Costs With Industry

March 1, 1997 (kpeters@govexec.com) ou've got to spend money to make money. Such is the axiom Defense acquisition officials are following as they pursue a new program to invest more money in commercial research and development. While they don't expect to "make" money on the investment, they expect to reap substantial savings by ...

DoD Delays Weapons Buys

February 7, 1997 The Clinton Administration's fiscal 1998 Defense budget request of $259.4 billion increases funding for operations and maintenance but delays a long-planned boost in spending on weapons modernization. The Administration also is requesting $2 billion in supplemental funding for 1997 to pay for unplanned contingency operations in Bosnia and Iraq. The ...

Help Your Staff Go the Distance

February 1, 1997 Talk to your agency's training department to find out what distance-learning courses are being offered and how your employees can participate. Talk to training directors at other federal agencies in your geographic region to find out what they're offering and how you might combine efforts and share resources. Get to ...

Learning Tips For Students

February 1, 1997 Be prepared. If you have been assigned advanced reading material, make sure you have read it and have your questions handy at the start of the class. Don't be shy. That microphone in front of you is for your benefit. If you have a question about the information being presented, ...

Teaching Tips For Instructors

February 1, 1997 Be prepared. There's no winging it in distance education. You must have a carefully planned script and stick to it. Consider your presentation from your students' perspective: What do they see and hear? Interact frequently with students. Make sure they understand your message and give them plenty of opportunities to ...

Going the Distance for Training

February 1, 1997 ohn Klesch likes to describe the leadership and camaraderie he witnessed three years ago in an Army training course for National Guard soldiers: The instructor, a beefy, senior noncommissioned officer with a booming voice, entered the classroom and the soldiers immediately snapped to attention. "I understand we have a birthday," ...

Joint Vision 2010 Still Focusing

February 1, 1997 n the next few months, the Defense Department will lay the foundation for achieving the goals established in Joint Vision 2010, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Gen. John Shalikashvili's concept for the military of the future. It is no small task. Pentagon officials are equating the chairman's goals ...

Funding the Fleet

January 1, 1997 ould you spend your paycheck the same way you spend your agency's funds? That question has become a litmus test for Adm. William "Bud" Flanagan, commander in chief of the Navy's Atlantic Fleet, and the cadre of deputies who manage the fleet's 148,800 troops, 195 ships and submarines, 1,360 aircraft, ...