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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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Homeland Security finds itself embroiled in Texas politics

May 15, 2003 It's hard enough watching out for terrorists and weapons of mass destruction. But now officials at the Homeland Security Department apparently need to be on the lookout for nefarious political motives as well. After responding to an appeal from a Texas Department of Public Safety officer for help in locating...

Cities, ports to receive $700 million for homeland security

May 15, 2003 After months of complaining about insufficient federal financial support for meeting growing security demands, state and local officials will soon get some relief. This week the Department of Homeland Security announced it would allocate $700 million from the 2003 supplemental budget to help protect urban areas and critical infrastructure. Based...

Line in the Sand

May 1, 2003 Launching a bold military sweep through Iraq required a supply line stretching from depots in the United States to fast-moving forces in the desert. here is no comparison between the 1991 Persian Gulf War and the war to topple the regime of Iraq's Saddam Hussein. Twelve years ago, the United...

SARS raises troubling questions for health officials

April 18, 2003 Federal health officials are increasingly concerned about the mysterious virus known as Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome circling the globe. D.A. Henderson, special adviser to Health and Human Services Secretary Tommy Thompson, said in an interview Friday with GovExec.com, "I can tell you we're worried." As of April 17, there were...

Troops on the Beat

April 15, 2003 The military's role in homeland security is growing. very military unit has a mission statement, and Joint Task Force Six is no exception. From its headquarters in a former prison at Fort Bliss on the outskirts of El Paso, Texas, the unit coordinates military participation in domestic counter-narcotics operations. In...

Funding on the Fly

April 15, 2003 The homeland security budget tells a complicated story of overblown rhetoric and conflicting priorities. he city of Buffalo, N.Y., might reasonably be considered critical territory in the war on terrorism. Situated on Lake Erie and the Niagara River, which together form a long stretch of the border between the United...

Protecting America

April 15, 2003 The war on terrorism is profoundly reshaping the role of the federal government. hile the nation's attention is focused on military operations in Iraq and Afghanistan, some of the most enduring national security operations may be taking place here at home. Last month, employees at 22 federal agencies joined forces...

Pentagon seeks to avoid repeat of 1991 Gulf War health problems

March 24, 2003 In mid-March, days before the United States launched its invasion of Iraq, the Navy's surgeon general, Vice Adm. Michael Cowan, received a welcome e-mail from a Marine Corps medical officer: The Marines had just begun fielding a quick-clotting bandage to troops deployed to the Middle East. For weeks, Defense officials...

Military prepares for terrorist attacks at home

March 21, 2003 As the military campaign to topple the regime of Iraqi President Saddam Hussein unfolds in the Middle East, military officials in southern Virginia and Colorado are developing plans for a different sort of campaign-here at home, in response to attacks on U.S. soil. "I'm sure you've seen reports of the...

Better plans needed for emergency drug distribution

February 10, 2003 The federal government is prepared to quickly move massive quantities of drugs and medical supplies anywhere in the country in the event of a terrorist attack, but it will be up to the states to get those supplies to the people who need them, and many aren't yet up to...