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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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Military Depends on Civilian Satellites

April 1, 1998 he Defense Department and intelligence agencies operate a number of satellite systems that provide troops and commanders with secure communications, navigation and weather data, early warning of ballistic missile attack and intelligence. Systems range from the well-known Global Positioning System (GPS) constellation of satellites that allows users to determine precise...

Space Wars

April 1, 1998 kpeters@govexec.com ast Christmas Eve, a privately held company launched the first commercial high-resolution remote sensing satellite from Eastern Russia. For the first time, spy-quality images previously available only to U.S. and Russian military and intelligence agencies went on sale in the commercial marketplace. Once the purview of governments, space technology...

Unique Partnership Yields Results

April 1, 1998 kpeters@govexec.com mployees at Letterkenny Army Depot in Chambersburg, Pa., are quick to say they keep contractor United Defense at arm's length. The description reflects the relationship between depot workers and contractor personnel working together on a contract to upgrade the Army's Paladin howitzer-close enough to reach out and shake hands....

Buying Time

February 1, 1998 kpeters@govexec.com uring an Army battle experiment last year, soldiers deployed a miniature plane behind "enemy" lines to take pictures of the battlefield. The opposing force immediately shot it down. It became clear battle planners would have to devise a new reconnaissance strategy, since the maximum altitude for taking sharp pictures...

On Guard

January 1, 1998 kpeters@govexec.com uplicitous. Scheming. Lying. Self-serving. That's how some National Guard leaders and their advocates describe senior Army leaders. The basis for their contempt? The Army tried to make good on a Defense Department recommendation to restructure the Army National Guard's combat divisions, cutting 38,000 of the Guard's 367,000 soldiers. The...

Technology Cuts Both Ways

December 1, 1997 kpeters@govexec.com "Technology is our edge" says Lt. Gen. Lawrence P. Ferrell, Air Force deputy chief of staff for plans and programs. Most military personnel would agree. But with the Pentagon's limited modernization account unlikely to grow much larger anytime soon, just what technologies the military should be investing in has...

Overkill

December 1, 1997 kpeters@govexec.com he United States will spend more than $265 billion on defense next year. That's more than five times as much as Russia will spend and nearly six times the combined military budgets of China, North Korea, Iran, Iraq, Libya, Syria and Sudan-countries generally thought to be our most likely...

Hometown Heroes

November 1, 1997 ndy Hubert got the call on Dec. 7, 1988, Pearl Harbor Day. It was another disaster, however, that would imprint the day in his memory. The Fairfax County, Va., fire and rescue specialist was about to be sent halfway around the world to the then-Soviet republic of Armenia. A devastating...

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,...

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