AUTHOR ARCHIVES

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.
Results 961-970 of 983

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," ...

Recruiting the Recruiters

August 1, 1996 f finding volunteers for military service is tough, finding recruiters might be tougher, at least in the Army and Marine Corps. Only about 20 percent of Marine Corps recruiters and 40 percent of Army recruiters volunteer for the duty. The other 80 percent are "selected." Only in the Air Force ...

Selling the Service

August 1, 1996 rom all appearances it was an unremarkable scene-a military recruiter chatting with a recent high school graduate bagging groceries at a Safeway supermarket in a Washington, D.C., suburb. They had talked many times before, the kid in the baggy jeans and T-shirt that is his generation's uniform, and the staff ...

Civilians at War

July 1, 1996 DOWNSIZING More and more federal employees and contractors are donning uniforms for military operations as a scaled-back Defense Department looks outside its ranks for technical expertise. t was a winter day in Bosnia, clear and cold. The small team of U.S. soldiers had been snowed in for a week, camped ...