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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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High Flier

August 1, 2000 kpeters@govexec.com he Navy's F-14 has been reborn as a strike fighter, able to hit targets on the ground as well as in the air. t was just before midnight in Baghdad on Dec. 16, 1998, when Navy F-14 Tomcats lifted off the aircraft carrier USS Enterprise and streaked across a...

The Human Factor

June 1, 2000 kpeters@govexec.com f all the numbers government chief financial officers must crunch when looking at their agencies' fiscal health, few are more disturbing than these: Today, as many as 30 percent of federal accountants could retire if they wanted. In another five years, that number will jump to about 50 percent....

Making Change

June 1, 2000 kpeters@govexec.com irst, the good news: This year, 19 of the 24 federal agencies required to file year-end financial statements with the Treasury Department did so on time, and more than half received unqualified opinions from auditors. Now the bad news: Many agencies managed to pull it off only through extraordinary...

Fixing Finances

June 1, 2000 kpeters@govexec.com decade ago, financial management at most federal agencies meant little more than reporting how appropriations were spent. For the most part, agency finance officers concerned themselves with just two questions: Did you spend all the money Congress gave you? And did you spend it on the things Congress told...

Defending U.S.

June 1, 2000 kpeters@govexec.com avier Stewart would seem an unlikely soldier. The former college professor is certified in forensic medicine, holds a Ph.D. in public health, and until recently, owned and operated a medical equipment business in Delaware. It's an unusual background for a lieutenant colonel, but then Stewart's position, commander of the...

A Few Good Scientists

April 1, 2000 kpeters@govexec.com n a chilly day in January, engineer Dennis Markle walked around the Los Angeles-Long Beach Harbor surveying the scene. Piers could be extended; the main channel might be deepened. Any number of things might be done to facilitate waterborne traffic at the busy port. But what would be the...

Measured Progress

March 1, 2000 kpeters@govexec.com hen George Bohlinger assumed a top management position at the Immigration and Naturalization Service in April 1996, he was astounded to discover the agency didn't have an administration manual. But the absence of a guide to agency policies and procedures was only the first of many surprises. Employees didn't...

Accounting for Success

March 1, 2000 kpeters@govexec.com y the end of this month, the Treasury Department will produce its third annual governmentwide fin-ancial statement. And while the General Accounting Office will soon weigh in with a report on the statement, GAO's conclusion won't be a cliffhanger for federal managers. In fact, GAO will find much of...

Corps Competency

March 1, 2000 kpeters@govexec.com ennis Norris knows the lower Mississippi River in a way no chart or graph or book can explain. He knows it in a way that can't be taught, but only learned through years of living with the roiling, headstrong currents that surge and shift through the heart of America....

Moving Violations

February 1, 2000 kpeters@govexec.com recently retired Navy captain, looking back on more than 25 years in uniform, can still picture the movers that showed up the first time he was reassigned to a new duty station. They arrived drunk and kept right on drinking as they packed and loaded the hard-earned possessions of...

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