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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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Doggone Budget Doggerel

January 1, 2007 In high political aeries There's much palaver, one can see, On bringing more transparency To governmental budgetry. Less sleight of hand would worthy be And also less opacity, Yet recent actions convey to me Scarce hope of fiscal sanity. The bard could wax on about the unconscionable behavior of those...

Editor's Notebook: A Persian Gulf Journey

December 8, 2006 Editor's Note: click here to view of photo essay of Government Executive Editor Timothy B. Clark's trip to the Persian Gulf and Horn of Africa. Across six days in October, I got an inside look at the U.S. military that's afforded very few. With 44 other civilians and Defense Department...

From the Field

December 1, 2006 Six days, four countries and 17,000 miles in the life of today's U.S. military. Across six days in October, I got an inside look at the U.S. military that's afforded very few. With 44 other civilians and Defense Department escorts, I flew 17,000 miles through seven time zones to three...

Measuring Public Value

November 1, 2006 Studies from the private sector offer new ways to analyze government programs. Americans love technology-the new thing-and so does their government. And government, of course, has been much more than a purchaser of private sector inventions; it has led the way in space, military, medical and communications technologies. The Internet,...

Chiefs Directory provides guide to key federal decision-makers

October 20, 2006 Today, Government Executive is pleased to debut the Chiefs Directory, the first-ever digest of contact information for nearly 500 officials whose portfolios encompass acquisition, finance, information technology and human capital. Because some "chief" positions are relatively new, agencies still are figuring out where they fit and what titles they should...

Chiefs Everywhere

October 15, 2006 They are on the front lines of accountability. You hold in your hands the first-ever directory of chiefs across federal departments and agencies-contact information for nearly 500 officials whose portfolios encompass acquisition, finance, information technology and human capital. Because some "chief" positions are relatively new, agencies still are figuring out...

Planning and Execution

October 1, 2006 As public programs grow more intricate, individual initiative is still essential. Over the past decade, scholars critical of industrial-age bureaucracy have rallied around a performance- and results-based approach to meeting public sector goals that relies significantly on alliances with other institutions. Donald Kettl, now a professor at the University of...

Soldier-Statesman

September 15, 2006 Army Chief Schoomaker talks about his service's needs and the "masses of people that are the prize." Army Chief of Staff Gen. Peter J. Schoomaker has the toughest job in the Pentagon, or so it seems to me, and it became clear during an Aug. 23 conversation at the National...

Air Superiority

September 1, 2006 Chief of Staff Gen. Michael Moseley on the strengths and troubles of the Air Force. Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. T. Michael Moseley runs quickly through the duties his service performs on any given day: managing 100 orbiting satellites; lifting off an air transport mission every 90 seconds; running...

Celebrating Excellence

August 15, 2006 Service to America finalists inspire public service. Over the past five years, Government Executive has been proud to sponsor the Service to America Medals program, celebrating high achievers in the civil service whose work has been of great benefit to the United States. This year, nearly 500 people were nominated...