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Government Executive Editor in Chief Tom Shoop, along with other editors and staff correspondents, look at the federal bureaucracy from the outside in.

Layer Hater.


Note to CIA managers: Watch your backs. The Washington Post got its hands on a speech by new CIA Director Porter Goss in which he declares, "we must collapse bureaucratic layers. I say this with fervor." The layers headed for imminent collapse don't include the one Congress is about to add in the form of a new national intelligence director, one assumes.


Tom Shoop is vice president and editor in chief at Government Executive Media Group, where he oversees both print and online editorial operations. He started as associate editor of Government Executive magazine in 1989; launched the company’s flagship website, GovExec.com, in 1996; and was named editor in chief in 2007.

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