Government Executive - Authors - Tom Shoop 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 <i>Government Executive</i> magazine in 1989; launched the company’s flagship website,, in 1996; and was named editor in chief in 2007.en-usFri, 19 Dec 2014 18:39:14 -0500Obama Makes it Official: 1 Percent Pay Raise For 2015 issues order implementing increase for civilian federal employees and uniformed military service members.Tom ShoopFri, 19 Dec 2014 18:39:14 -0500 & BenefitsPresident Obama spoke to reporters at the White House Dec. 19, before heading to Hawaii for Christmas.Carolyn Kaster/Associated PressHow to Beat Bureaucracy and Change a Federal Agency Shah leaves an impressive legacy at the U.S. Agency for International Development.Tom ShoopWed, 17 Dec 2014 12:41:39 -0500 - FedblogAlex Brandon/APTop-Performing Executives to Advise Policymakers on Improving Government Performance Executives Association and Volcker Alliance create network of Presidential Distinguished Rank Award winners.Tom ShoopWed, 03 Dec 2014 17:07:17 -0500, the Elections Were About Making Government Work can Republicans deliver on that promise?Tom ShoopThu, 06 Nov 2014 12:27:56 -0500 - FedblogOffice of The Speaker of the HouseA Perk for Federal VIPs: Park Service’s Mountain Getaway President Biden offers to reimburse NPS for his stay at a cabin in Grand Teton National Park.Tom ShoopWed, 29 Oct 2014 11:06:04 -0400 LodgeNational Park Service photoWhat the Decline in Public Trust Means for Government lack of faith spreads from elected officials to federal institutions.Tom ShoopMon, 27 Oct 2014 15:44:53 -0400 - FedblogNavy Cmdr. James Lawler, right, a member of the Defense Department medical support team, shows students how to remove their personal protective equipment during training in San Antonio last week.Defense DepartmentAmazing True Stories of the Bureaucracy! one night a year, government’s unsung heroes take center stage.Tom ShoopTue, 23 Sep 2014 17:01:42 -0400 - FedblogPartnership for Public ServiceA Modest Proposal: Hire 1 Million New Federal Employees argument for a much bigger bureaucracy.Tom ShoopWed, 03 Sep 2014 14:49:10 -0400 - FedblogJirsak/Shutterstock.comDoes Obama Have ‘Zero Control’ Over the Bureaucracy? administration’s arms-length view of government has extended well into the president’s second term.Tom ShoopMon, 11 Aug 2014 16:53:24 -0400 - FedblogDefense Department file photoWhat Government Never Could Have Expected from President Nixon president who tried to leverage the bureaucracy to “screw” his opponents resigned 40 years ago.Tom ShoopFri, 08 Aug 2014 12:53:37 -0400 - FedblogAP file photoObama: It Shouldn’t Be So Hard to Fire Incompetent, Unethical Execs, quit punishing whistleblowers, the president says.Tom ShoopThu, 07 Aug 2014 16:50:37 -0400 - FedblogState DepartmentIs Burning Man Really a Government-Free Zone? annual artistic adventure promotes self-reliance, but is run by a series of organizations that look suspiciously like a government.Tom ShoopTue, 05 Aug 2014 16:02:46 -0400 - FedblogFlickr user Julia WolfWhat We Talk About When We Talk About the VA least some of the emphasis should be on what VA is doing right.Tom ShoopFri, 01 Aug 2014 09:19:48 -0400 - FedblogVeterans Affairs DepartmentWhich Federal Agency Has the Rowdiest Employees? Obama has an opinion.Tom ShoopFri, 01 Aug 2014 08:00:00 -0400 spoke to HUD employees ThursdayUnited States Department of Housing and Urban DevelopmentShe Never Stopped Working to Make Government Better tribute to Rosslyn S. Kleeman.Tom ShoopThu, 31 Jul 2014 15:42:08 -0400 - FedblogUmm, Congressman, Those Federal Executives Testifying Before You Are Not Foreigners embarrassing case of mistaken identity on Capitol Hill.Tom ShoopFri, 25 Jul 2014 17:15:30 -0400 - FedblogForeign Policy via VimeoGovernment’s Biggest Failures, 2001-2014 scholar looks at recent instances of where government has fallen short, either in oversight or operations.Tom ShoopMon, 14 Jul 2014 17:46:37 -0400 Studio/Shutterstock.comFor Some Feds, Shutdown Was Baby-Making Time a (re)productive way to address a bad situation.Tom ShoopFri, 11 Jul 2014 17:03:21 -0400 - FedblogNadezda Cruzova/Shutterstock.comThis Guy Definitely Has the Strangest Federal Job’s designated smeller sniffs out obnoxious odors so astronauts don’t have to.Tom ShoopWed, 09 Jul 2014 15:21:01 -0400 - FedblogScience Channel via YoutubeNow Covering States and Localities, Too! launch of’s new state and local channel.Tom ShoopWed, 09 Jul 2014 10:58:21 -0400 - FedblogSpringfield is both the county seat for Sangamon County and the capitol of Illinois.Henryk Sadura/Shutterstock.comHow To Ruin Your Political Career: Run a Federal Agency there’s no greater sin than turning into an “administration lifer.”Tom ShoopTue, 08 Jul 2014 11:30:15 -0400 - FedblogRichard Cordray, director of the Consumer Financial Protection BureauHouse Subcommittee on Oversight and ReformWhat Does Running the VA Have to Do With Selling Soap? Procter & Gamble to one of government’s biggest bureaucracies.Tom ShoopWed, 02 Jul 2014 14:05:02 -0400 - FedblogCharles Dharapak/APObama to Cabinet: I Expect Better Performance tells agency heads they’ve got room for improvement.Tom ShoopTue, 01 Jul 2014 12:25:36 -0400 Barack Obama speaks to the media during a meeting with his cabinet members in the Cabinet Room of the White House.Jacquelyn Martin/APObama: Vast Majority of Federal Employees Are Not Boneheads 1 percent of workforce is screwing up at any given moment, president estimates.Tom ShoopFri, 27 Jun 2014 09:02:47 -0400 - FedblogObama made the comments at a town hall meeting at Minneapolis' Minnehaha Park.Jim Mone/APOMB Wants Agencies to Move Beyond Measuring Performance focus should be on taking action to improve operations, official says.Tom ShoopWed, 18 Jun 2014 16:33:37 -0400