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Timothy B. Clark

Editor at Large Tim Clark served as editor in chief, publisher and president of Government Executive in the years since it was acquired by National Journal Group in 1987. He and his colleagues have built Government Executive into an essential source for federal managers, a shaper of the government management debate and a key player in the good-government movement. Clark has spent his journalistic career studying and writing about government, and is a founder of National Journal, Washington’s premier source of political insight. He also founded Empire State Report, a monthly magazine about government in New York. He is a fellow and former board member of the National Academy of Public Administration.
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Flexing Human Capital

March 15, 2005 Do the government's 'chiefs' have enough pull to change entire bureaucracies? With the announcement in mid-February that veteran diplomat John D. Negroponte would be nominated as the first director of national intelligence, the question was raised anew as to whether he could accrue the powers the position is supposed to...

Leaders in Government

March 1, 2005 Career officials lead the way to better government, today and tomorrow. Back-to-back assignments as discussion leader on Fat Tuesday and Ash Wednesday gave me a chance in February to explore the sorry state of the federal budget and the ways senior people in the executive branch might usefully respond. On...

Crusading Against Doom

February 1, 2005 The comptroller general sees the fiscal shape of things to come. Should this month's cover have labeled Comptroller General David M. Walker a "prophet of doom?" Perhaps so, since he flatly declares that the United States' fiscal profligacy could lead us down the path of every other great republic, none...

The Plight of Reservists

January 1, 2005 Part-time soldiers have never had first call on training and equipment. Anyone who has served in the armed forces knows that the sacrifices and hardships one endures are mitigated by camaraderie and a shared sense of humor about the discomforts and absurdities of military life. Soldiers complain every day about...

Reaching the Fairway

December 22, 2004 Of the thousands of senior federal officials contemplating what life might hold after government, few are candidates for a career in major league sports. But Tim Vigotsky is. Vigotsky, who retired on Oct. 1 after 25 years in government and 15 years in the Senior Executive Service, is a legitimate...

Lighting the Way

December 1, 2004 Technology leadership awards celebrate bright ideas and what we do with them. In this issue, we celebrate innovation at federal agencies: their deployment of information technologies to improve operations and provide a better return, and better services, to the taxpayers. Reading about the winners of the 2004 Government Technology Leadership...

Reaching the Fairway

December 1, 2004 A recently retired SES veteran looks to pro sports for his next career. Of the thousands of senior federal officials contemplating what life might hold after government, few are candidates for a career in major league sports. But Tim Vigotsky is. Vigotsky, who retired on Oct. 1 after 25 years...

Focus on Oversight

November 1, 2004 Intelligent reform is worthy, but that's not what we've been getting. When things go wrong, government loves to reorganize. It sounds like action and it's easier than identifying the real cause of the problem. That observation by Charlie Peters, former editor of The Washington Monthly, seems timely as we approach...

Pay for Performance

October 15, 2004 Senior executives don't mind being held accountable, even if it means modest raises. People who choose to make their careers in government are not in it for the pay, or so the popular wisdom holds. And indeed, Shawn Zeller's cover story on pay-for-performance reforms in the Senior Executive Service offers...

Talent Search

October 1, 2004 Government Executive launches job listings to help agencies find the perfect match for senior positions. Pick up the Sunday editions of The Washington Post or the New York Times and you will find page after page of high-end classified advertising by companies looking to recruit for im-portant positions. Sometimes in...