Government Executive Media Group Names New Editor of Nextgov

Katherine McIntire Peters Promoted to Oversee Leading Federal Technology Web Site

Dec 20, 2010, 10:29 ET from Government Executive Media Group

WASHINGTON, Dec. 20, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Government Executive Media Group today announced the promotion of Katherine McIntire Peters to Executive Editor of Nextgov, a role in which she will lead the editorial strategy and operations for the federal technology web site and its related products.

Peters joined Government Executive Media Group in 1995 and during most of her tenure has served as a senior correspondent covering Defense Department management issues and federal agencies' use and oversight of energy.  In October of 2010, she was asked to step in as an editor for Nextgov, and during that time, the web publication has continued to lead the market in breaking major federal IT stories and providing insightful analysis. Before joining Government Executive Media Group, Peters worked as an associate editor at Army Times and as a writer and technical editor at both IDC Washington and EDS.

"Throughout her entire tenure with Government Executive, including her recent role helping to oversee Nextgov, Katherine has continuously earned the respect of our federal readers as well as the admiration of our of our staff," said Tom Shoop, Vice President and Editor in Chief for Government Executive Media Group. "She has excelled at every challenge we've put in front of her for all these years, and is quite simply one of the most talented writers and editors in the business today."

Launched in 2008, Nextgov quickly grew to be the largest federal IT web site in traffic(1) and consistently leads the competition in its velocity and depth of coverage of federal technology issues. Nextgov reaches the largest audience of federal IT managers in the market.(2)

"Katherine is an exceptional talent and we are fortunate that she is eager to take on this new challenge," added Tim Hartman, General Manager of Government Executive Media Group. "By adding Katherine's leadership to an already first-rate team, we are now positioned to accelerate Nextgov's leadership in the market."

About Nextgov

Nextgov.com is the #1 federal technology web site, attracting more visitors than any web site dedicated to the federal technology community.(1)  Nextgov.com is designed as a meeting place for government and industry managers to share insights on deploying IT successfully to achieve agency missions. Visit www.Nextgov.com.

About Government Executive Media Group

Government Executive Media Group is the leading media resource for federal managers and the #1 marketing platform for federal contractors. The magazine and related online, events and research properties cover the entire spectrum of management challenges confronting federal executives across civilian and defense agencies.  For more information, visit www.GovernmentExecutive.com.

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(1)  Compete.com, 2010.

(2)  Market Connections, Inc., 2009-2010.

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