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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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GSA chief praises employees for reaction to attacks

September 20, 2001 Top leaders at the General Services Administration, recent arrivals to federal service from the private sector, on Wednesday expressed deep appreciation for the commitment of their new colleagues in government for their help in making GSA's response to last week's terrorist attacks swift and efficient. The response of GSA's employees ...

Staying Power

September 1, 2001 e passed a milestone last month when our Web site, GovExec.com, celebrated its fifth anniversary. In Internet time, five years is an eon. Lord knows how many dot-coms have come and gone since we started up on Aug. 1, 1996. We're still around, and that is one source of satisfaction. ...

Beyond Bad News

August 1, 2001 embers of Congress and executive branch officials who oversee management of the government have something in common, it strikes me, with us in the press. To wit, there's never a shortage of awful problems about which to comment. It's in the job description and the political genes of legislators to ...

Making Change Happen

July 1, 2001 llow me to indulge in a bit of shameless promotion by calling to your attention the upcoming Excellence in Government 2001 conference, to be held in Washington Aug. 1-3. Yes, I know that we have already sent you, bound into the May issue, the brochure describing the conference program. But ...

Leading True Leaders

June 1, 2001 redemptive rite of Washington's beautiful spring is the annual Senior Executives Association black-tie banquet to honor winners of the Presidential Rank Award. The elegant affair is held in the State Department's 8th floor diplomatic reception rooms, furnished with Thomas Jefferson's desk and other artifacts and paintings important in American history. ...

Back-Office Blues

May 1, 2001 his issue of Government Executive again emphasizes the importance of sound management systems as the sine qua non of effective federal programs. This was a central point too of our mid-April special Federal Performance Report issue, which graded agencies' capabilities in five areas of management on the premise that positive ...

Making the Grades

April 15, 2001 here can be little doubt that the American public holds the federal government in low regard. Movies and television programs portray government workers and officials as bumblers, conspirators or crooks. The news media relentlessly focus on problems and scandals. Candidates for Congress and the presidency unceasingly howl about waste, fraud ...

Overlooking oversight

April 1, 2001 assachusetts boasts a brand of politics and a checkered history unmatched north of Louisiana. Irish shenanigans in the city of Boston are the stuff of legend, celebrated in such great books as Edward O'Connor's The Last Hurrah. The model for O'Connor's Boston mayor was James Michael Curley, who won reelection ...

The ties that bind

March 1, 2001 Gaining control of the regulatory functions of government will be an important objective for the new administrations. hen we decided last November to monitor the "midnight" regulations expected from the Clinton administration, we had no idea how large this undertaking would turn out to be. But as the weeks passed, ...

For the Common Good

February 1, 2001 ebruary brings the first full month of a new presidency, the new President's first crack at the federal budget, a slew of nominations and confirmation hearings, and a fresh set of minds getting set to take a whack at the same old problems. February also offers us our first opportunity ...