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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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Outside Line

May 15, 2005 Should government be putting sensitive calls in the hands of contractors? When the telephone rang last month, I picked up to find a gentleman wondering whether I would answer some questions about a friend of mine who's in line to be nominated for an ambassadorial post. I asked for evidence...

Staying the Course

May 1, 2005 Gale Norton's long march toward better results at Interior In the mind's eye, the Interior Department conjures up images of vast open spaces, of scenery as spectacular as the nation can offer. What fun, one thinks, to be at the head of such an enterprise, in charge of such beautiful...

Building Community

April 15, 2005 That's an important goal in the magazine trade. Experts who study the magazine trade say it's all about building community, and that to accomplish the task, we must reach out to people in print, in person and online. Government Executive got started in the print business. Today, the magazine circulates...

Maybe Less Is More

April 1, 2005 The goals of shrinking government and recruiting talent can be compatible. For a dozen years, our political leadership has been on a mission to shrink the federal bureaucracy. The most significant, though unheralded, consequence of the Clinton-Gore "reinventing government" drive was to cut the civil service head count by 426,000...

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...