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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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The Managers of Finance

December 1, 2005 Progress in financial management also brings burdens of rising expectations. More than most in government today, Linda Morrison Combs offers an example of true perseverance toward the worthy goal of improving its financial accountability. She was one of the architects of the 1990 Chief Financial Officers Act, which began a...

Coping With Catastrophe

November 1, 2005 Government response is only as good as its structure and its assets. Institutions succeed only if properly organized and adequately funded. On both counts, the federal government is often set up to fail. Justin Rood's cover story lays out in compelling detail the organizational failings that attended the public health...

Uncle Sam’s Limits

October 15, 2005 We shouldn't look to Washington to meet every burden. For the news media, it's 24/7 hurricane duty. Anchors may have returned to their television studios after being filmed as windblown warriors on the front lines, but hurricanes Katrina and Rita remain big stories, and will for months to come. While...

On the Griddle

October 1, 2005 How much should government do post-Katrina? The terrorist attacks on New York City and Washington four years ago produced a sweeping response by government: a mammoth new department, reorganization plans for the military, intelligence reform, a flood of spending and red ink. Will Katrina have an equivalent effect? The hurricane...

Government’s Vital Role

October 1, 2005 During the past three years, Service to America Medals have been conferred to 26 individuals and teams for contributions to public service they have made while working for the federal government. This year, nine more join the roster of honorees. Government rarely is celebrated for the work it does. Indeed,...

The Chiefs Rule

September 15, 2005 They're at the center of management reform. Hail to the chiefs! The important bureaucratic players profiled in this issue are leading the drive to improve the performance of the U.S. government. Beginning with chief financial officers in the early 1990s, their positions have been created to focus attention on key...

The Dog Days

September 1, 2005 The steamy capital empties, but the news never rests. In Paris, that most civilized of capitals, the streets empty and business comes to a standstill in the dog days of late July and August. It's much the same in Washington, at least for Congress, lobbyists and others who time their...

Procurement’s Problem

August 15, 2005 It's not ethics, but rather the ambitions of the weapons buyers. Fifteen years have passed since Government Executive published its first listing of the Top 200 Federal Contractors, based on data compiled by Eagle Eye Publishers. At the time, procurement was a hot topic because President Reagan's big defense buildup...

The Old and the New

August 1, 2005 Government's constancy is a virtue, but also a handicap in the face of change. It's summertime and the living is easy, as the lyricist wrote. And so somewhere in the firmament of government, one hopes, are agencies whose leaders and employees arrive at the office every day confident that they...

Freeze Frame

July 15, 2005 Capturing the character of the kinetic Tom Davis. Sometimes a photographer neatly captures the character of his subject, as James Kegley has done for us with his cover image and inside-the-book pictures of Congressman Tom Davis, R-Va. The tousled hair, the rumpled shirt, the quizzical but determined look-all bespeak the...

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