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I'm Back...


As Alyssa indicated yesterday, she's making the biggest mistake of her life and moving on from Government Executive. OK, just kidding about that. She's off to a new adventure at Washingtonian, and we're looking forward to seeing all the great things that someone of her talent, drive and dedication will do there.

Alyssa also indicated that I'll be taking back the reins of Fedblog. For those who don't know, I started this blog back in 2004, and wrote it for several years before handing it off to Alyssa. I've been following the federal government for 20 years now, so I hope I've gained a little bit of insight into how it works. But I also approach the task of writing this blog with the understanding and humility that is reflected in its tagline -- that I'm always "outside the bureaucracy, looking in."

Of course, other writers at GovExec always have been regular contributors to Fedblog, and that will continue to be the case -- which is a good thing, because they're the ones out there day in and day out trying to track down the news and information that can help federal managers and executives get their jobs done.


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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