As the What Works Cities program, funded by the Bloomberg Philanthropies, celebrates its first year, municipal leaders and experts are looking at ways to make the results of their data efforts “so essential that nobody can take it away.”
NASA is really on a roll lately. Not only are its intrepid engineers and scientists dropping an SUV on Mars and driving it around, its astronauts are spacewalking to come up with a creative repair solution to a problem with a power unit on the International Space Station -- involving, among other things, a toothbrush.
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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