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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Telling Our Stories

May 1, 2004 With strong photos and illustrations, and tight writing and editing, we tell our stories more effectively. Few topics are as top-of-mind as the security problems that afflict American forces and their contractors in Iraq. The difficulties range beyond the wrenching toll of dead and wounded that makes the news every...

Editor's Notebook: The New Look

April 15, 2004 ith this issue of Government Executive, we are excited to unveil a more modern look. We hope you will be excited too, as you see bigger and better photographs, more imaginative on-point illustrations, and a design that's intended to give you a faster grasp of important elements of the stories...

To Our Readers

April 1, 2004 fter 35 years in business as a monthly magazine, Government Executive this month will adopt a biweekly publishing schedule during most of the year. At the same time, our next issue will unveil a completely new look. One might ask: Why the change? First, we detect demand for more information....

Winter Budget Blues

March 1, 2004 hen Punxsutawney Phil emerged from his lair on Feb. 2, Groundhog Day once more affirmed that winter had not run its course. Declared Phil: "Today because my shadow I see, six more weeks of winter there will be." That very day, President Bush released his budget for fiscal 2005, and...

The Players

February 15, 2004 hree years ago, few people had ever heard the phrase "homeland security," and the very idea had little meaning outside of several think tanks and government commissions. But in the wake of the terrorist attacks on the United States in September 2001, the U.S. government has established a huge, new...

Parable of Power

February 1, 2004 ntil just a few months ago, Darleen Druyun was a power to be feared in the halls of the Pentagon. As the civilian chief of Air Force weapons programs worth billions of dollars, she shaped and bent procurement rules to get aircraft, missiles, bombs and other gear built quickly and...

'Tis the Primary Season

December 1, 2003 s this issue of Government Executive crosses your desk, the first presidential primary (non-binding, in the District of Columbia) is just six weeks away. It will be followed a week later by the Iowa caucuses and then by the New Hampshire primary a week after that. I think it is...

Examining Excellence

November 1, 2003 y chance, traveling to Europe at the end of September, I was seated next to a young man on his way to what seemed a most dangerous assignment on behalf of the American government. As his story unfolded during the long, overnight flight, I learned that he was a former...

Stories Of Service

October 15, 2003 he careers and achievements of the men and women profiled in this supplement offer compelling evidence that work in government offers challenges that find no parallel in the private sector. These winners of the second annual Service to America Medals all have dealt with problems of fascinating dimension whose solutions...

Examining Excellence

October 1, 2003 ncle Sam, it's now revealed, will run up a half-trillion dollar tab this year. Should that depress or elate us? Should we revel in the good times the credit card can buy, or worry about our children's obligation to pay the bills? Should federal employees don the hair shirt and...

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