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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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Partners for Peace

October 1, 1997 kpeters@govexec.com A recent exercise in Iceland shows how the American military is forging new alliances with its former Cold War enemies in Russia and Eastern Europe. ew events better illustrate the shifting strategic landscape as those that occurred in Keflavik, Iceland, on a rainy Friday morning in July. On a ...

Supply Siders

September 1, 1997 kpeters@govexec.com n an analysis of the Defense Department's inventory of spare parts and supplies, General Accounting Office auditors discovered the Defense Logistics Agency had in stock more than 618 identification markers for use on military aircraft. The problem was, only 103 were needed to meet current and reserve requirements. Nonetheless, ...

Full Steam Ahead on Procurement

August 15, 1997 kpeters@govexec.com hat are the Navy's top acquisition priorities? Why all of them, of course. Just ask the service's procurement chief, John Douglass. "It's like asking which of your children do you love the most. You love them all," says Douglass, assistant secretary of the Navy for research, development and acquisition. ...

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 ...