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 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...

Our Breaking News

October 1, 2004 On journalism's problems and the fascination of covering government and its people. When I got started in journalism, the honorable profession generated little controversy, concentrating as it did on reporting about events that had happened the day before. Scoops, to be sure, were valued then as now. Commentary had its...

The Spirit Of Service

October 1, 2004 Government work offers challenges and satisfactions not found in the private sector, as thinking people can glean by reading the newspaper every day. Still the stereotype persists: Government workers are uninteresting people performing routine jobs in stultifying bureaucracies. The fallacy of this stereotype is exposed in the stories of eight...

Life After Terrorism

September 15, 2004 Since 9/11, federal work has become more demanding and dangerous. No one needs reminding that much has changed in America since the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001. The evidence is everywhere, from screeners at airports to concrete barriers and security forces seemingly everywhere else. As we've become used to...

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