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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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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 ...

The Business of War and Peace

July 1, 1996 July 1996 DEFENSE The Business of War and Peace by Katherine McIntire Peters bout half of the civilians now deployed to support U.S. troops serving in Bosnia, Hungary and Croatia work for the Houston-based firm Brown & Root, Inc. The 76-year-old engineering, construction and diversified services company has sent about ...

New Suit Comes With Limited Benefits

July 1, 1996 July 1996 DEFENSE New Suit Comes With Limited Benefits By Katherine McIntire Peters ou could say Don Collins wears two hats. The program analyst at the Defense Logistics Agency is also an Air Force master sergeant. When he deployed to Haiti in December, he went as a uniformed airman. He ...

Sidebar: Picking Up the Slack

July 1, 1996 July 1996 DEFENSE Picking Up the Slack by Katherine McIntire Peters ince the drawdown of military forces following the 1991 war in the Persian Gulf, Defense Department civilians and private contractors have been shouldering greater responsibility on military deployments. They are performing many support tasks formerly done by military personnel: ...

Civilians at War

July 1, 1996 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.> It was a winter day in Bosnia, clear and cold. The small team of U.S. soldiers had been snowed in for a week, camped in ...

The Best Deals

June 1, 1996 Faster, better and cheaper-those are the watchwords for Air Force officials trying to improve their procurement system. Acquisition reform is hardly a new concept. In the last 25 years, there have probably been at least 30 studies of the issue at the Defense Department, says Darleen Druyun, deputy assistant secretary ...