Author Archive

Katherine McIntire Peters

Deputy Editor

Katherine McIntire Peters
Katherine is deputy editor of Government Executive Media Group, a division of Atlantic Media, where she oversees editorial coverage for She previously was executive editor of Nextgov.
CIO Briefing

Trump’s Pick to Lead VA Is a Surprise to Many, Including the Nominee

Robert Wilkie has been serving in the job in an acting capacity since March.


After Last-Minute Drama, Congress Passes a Government Funding Bill

After a short “technical” shutdown, Congress early Friday passed a measure that would raise spending levels by $300 billion over the next two years.

CIO Briefing

The Trump Transition Goes Digital

It’s official: Donald Trump now has a dot-gov website.

What's Brewin

Bob Brewin, 1944-2014

The passing of a legendary reporter and a beloved colleague.

CIO Briefing

Pentagon CIO Shuffle: Navy Exec Takes the Reins at Defense

Terry Halvorsen, who will become acting Defense CIO, hasn't always embraced his predecessor's initiatives.


Federal Managers Need Better Training in Data Analytics

Agencies aren't sufficiently preparing staff to make the most of the information at their fingertips.

Cybersecurity Report

One Chart Shows Why You Shouldn’t Trust the Feds With Your Data

The number of reported information security incidents involving personally identifiable information has more than doubled in recent years.

IT Modernization

State Taps Atlantic Media CTO to Manage Digital Diplomacy Program

The Obama team's former technology architect led the group that created the We the People petition site.


Cloud Computing Isn’t Just for Email

In an era of declining or stagnant budgets, remote computing offers agencies an opportunity to improve operations and network security.


Give Us 3 Minutes of Your Time

…and we’ll tell you what your peers in federal technology think about the Obama administration’s IT priorities (and a few other things as well).


Do You Work in Federal Technology? We Want to Hear From You.

We’re launching quarterly surveys to chart the evolving priorities, roles and responsibilities that underpin the technologies supporting agency missions.

CIO Briefing

VanRoekel: Don't Let Sunk Costs Sink Innovation

Big spending doesn't always mean big improvement -- sometimes it just means waste.


Edward Snowden and the Power of Cloud Computing

The gap between technology and the law grows wider, with no bridge in sight.

Emerging Tech

Drone Testing Could Soon Come to an Airfield Near You

The FAA has tapped six operators to examine the widespread use of remotely-piloted aircraft in domestic airspace.

CIO Briefing

HHS Chief Seeks Investigation Into Obamacare Website Contracts

Kathleen Sebelius also directed CMS to appoint a chief risk officer to oversee IT acquisitions.

CIO Briefing

IT Procurement Reform Comes with a Price Tag: $145 Million

That’s what the Congressional Budget Office estimates agencies would spend to implement FITARA.


How to Build an Effective Government Website

The Recovery Board staff knows a thing or two about creating a complex site for tracking disparate data. Come to Prime and learn how they did it.

CIO Briefing

Obama’s Top Tech Official: Is a ‘Teachable Moment’

Federal CIO Steven VanRoekel offered no specifics about what went wrong or how the administration will fix the online insurance marketplace.