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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 Company Goes Commercial

July 1, 1999 tclark@govexec.com serlin@tmn.com wo years ago, the Central Intelligence Agency used 26 shipments a year to transport materiel needed by its operatives stationed abroad. Today, the number is down to 13, although the volume of cargo has not diminished appreciably. And the agency has found room to include goods for other ...

Editor's Notebook - July 1999

July 1, 1999 tclark@govexec.com over headlines are sometimes hard to write. We work to find a combination of words to meet a combination of goals. First, we must fairly characterize what we're writing about. At the same time, we need to keep it short-the fewer the words cluttering the cover, the better. We ...

Editor's Notebook

June 1, 1999 t's not too late to sign up for "Excellence in Government '99," the only major conference this year on cutting-edge ideas for making government work better. This should be a terrific event, thanks to a dedicated band of your colleagues who have recruited prominent speakers and organized more than 40 ...

Editor's Notebook

May 1, 1999 overnment on the Cheap." The phrase rattles about in my mind as I peruse the news we have been publishing this spring in the magazine and in our daily news briefing at www.govexec.com. No one wants to pay for all the government services we now enjoy. Yet politicians want to ...

Editor's Notebook

April 1, 1999 tclark@govexec.com orget the doom merchants who forecast woe for the public service. I am here to tell you that concern for social justice and the spirit of altruism is alive and well among the nation's youth. This I learned as a judge in this year's Harry S. Truman Scholarship Program, ...

Manager's Bill of Rights

September 17, 1997 tclark@govexec.com amaxwell@govexec.com Federal managers attempting to deal with employee performance problems are increasingly at risk of running afoul of complex laws, regulations, and judicial rulings, two veteran employee relations experts said at a seminar this week. But there's hope for managers, said William N. Rudman, a retired federal investigator and ...

Scholar: Federal Reform Fails

May 27, 1997 tclark@govexec.com The law is the law. But in the business of reform not all laws are created equal, public administration scholar Paul C. Light argues in a new book. Some reform laws pursue strategies quite opposite of those pursued by others. Also, in the reform game, the whole does not ...

Editor's Notebook

April 1, 1997 The United States lost an engaging, brilliant, committed career public servant late in February with the death of Martin Slate, the executive director of the Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation, at the age of 51. Marty is gone, too early, but the story of his life and career will live on ...

Editor's Notebook

March 1, 1997 (tclark@govexec.com) In the business of reporting and writing on current affairs, one is always pleased to find the perfect anecdote-the little story that captures the essence of the larger tale. So it is too with the larger assignment of covering the federal government, as this magazine has done for 28 ...

Editor's Notebook

March 1, 1997 (tclark@govexec.com) In the business of reporting and writing on current affairs, one is always pleased to find the perfect anecdote-the little story that captures the essence of the larger tale. So it is too with the larger assignment of covering the federal government, as this magazine has done for 28 ...