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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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Intelligence Lost

November 1, 1996 arly in his career, John Montgomery had prepared an intelligence briefing on the Middle East for the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff. Montgomery, an analyst at the Defense Intelligence Agency, had worked hard on the briefing and he thought he was ready. He knew all about the surface-to-air ...

Up Against the Wall

October 1, 1996 hile most Americans spend their weeknights at home watching television, U.S. Border Patrol agent John Kennedy sits in a Ford Bronco high in the mountains of San Diego's East County, watching a real drama unfold on the television monitor before him. The monitor is connected to an infrared scope trained ...

Bidding Farewell to Paper

September 1, 1996 f you think compact discs are just for music lovers, think again. Since the Army Corps of Engineers began putting contract bid documents on compact discs with read-only memory devices (CD-ROM) last year, they haven't stopped counting the savings. What began as a simple process to convert paper documents into ...

No Easy Answers in Bombing

August 16, 1996 The dates and places change, but the story is all too familiar: In 1983, it was the Marine barracks in Beirut, Lebanon. In 1993, the World Trade Center in New York City. In 1995, it was the Alfred P. Murrah federal building in Oklahoma City, and then the American military ...

Buying at the Speed Of Technology

August 15, 1996 etter. Faster. Cheaper. That's become the mantra of Air Force acquisition officials. They hope that a better procurement process that yields faster results will save enough money to compensate for the shrinking procurement budget. The Administration has requested $14.5 billion for Air Force procurement this year. Unless Congress increases the ...

Relying on Vendors For Quick Buys

August 15, 1996 obert Molino sounds more like a rebel leader than a bureaucrat. The executive director for procurement at the Defense Logistics Agency talks of revolution, radical change and cultural shifts. And he is serious. The institution that for more than 50 years has been the primary procurement source for the Defense ...

Modernization Still at a Crawl

August 15, 1996 t's getting to be an old story in the Army: To maintain the short-term readiness of soldiers and their equipment, modernization programs have been stalled to pay for current operations and maintenance. And while the Army seems to be the force of choice in recent military missions, its popularity is ...

Smart Buying Drives Modernization

August 15, 1996 ohn Douglass likes to show visitors his model of the USS Brooklyn, the Navy's first battleship designed without sails, which sits in his Pentagon office. Although the Brooklyn went to sea almost 100 years ago, she has all the relevance in the world for the Navy's procurement chief in 1996. ...

Buying at the Speed Of Technology

August 15, 1996 etter. Faster. Cheaper. That's become the mantra of Air Force acquisition officials. They hope that a better procurement process that yields faster results will save enough money to compensate for the shrinking procurement budget. The Administration has requested $14.5 billion for Air Force procurement this year. Unless Congress increases the ...

Pentagon Seeks Flexibility In Buying Plans

August 15, 1996 entagon planners could be forgiven for longing for the certitude of the Cold War, when they knew the enemy, could measure the threat and plan accordingly. Nobody understands that better than Paul Kaminski, undersecretary of Defense for acquisition and technology. "It is a much harder situation today to plan insightfully," ...