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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.

Happy 90th Birthday, GAO!

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That's right--the agency has been keeping tabs on federal spending and programs since 1921. Of course, back then it was known as the General Accounting Office.

You can watch a video on the agency's history here.

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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