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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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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 ...

It Flies!

June 1, 1996 ave you heard about the C-17? It's tough to attend a Defense Department briefing these days without hearing a plug for the Air Force's newest transport plane, the C-17 Globemaster III built by McDonnell Douglas. So tough that Air Force Secretary Sheila Widnall promised not to talk about it at ...

Cashing In on Contractors

June 1, 1996 hree years after the Walter Reed Army Medical Center began stocking its pharmacies through a commercial vendor, the results are still astonishing to Fred Sharp, chief of automation and budget in the center's directorate of logistics. The center previously used seven warehouses to store pharmaceutical supplies, but now it needs ...

Army Revolutionizes Supply Line

June 1, 1996 hen Johnnie Wilson was a captain in Vietnam, ordering supplies was a walk in the park. Well, almost. The young supply officer walked through acres of spare parts, equipment and uniforms with a clipboard in hand, jotting down what his unit needed. Those days are gone. Wilson is now a ...

The Endless Search

April 1, 1996 t is an article of faith for men and women in uniform that if they are taken prisoner or become missing in action, the U.S. government will do its best to find them and bring them home. For Kathy Borah Duez that faith was shattered in 1991, the year her ...

Three Cheers for Simple Specs

April 1, 1996 t isn't often taxpayers, Defense contractors and Pentagon officials can cheer about the same news, but that's what happened last December when Defense Secretary William Perry announced plans to simplify Defense contracts. Under the "single process initiative" announced by Perry, Defense contractors will be able to eliminate obsolete specifications on ...