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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 Cost Of Security

July 15, 2002 The terrorist threat challenges American ideals-freedom and privacy. And it forces us to come to terms with the idea of bigger government. ur country is built upon principles antithetical to the new needs of the anti-terrorism campaign. That's why our state of preparedness was so weak a year ago and...

The Right Move

July 1, 2002 n February, when this column called for the kind of homeland security restructuring that has now been proposed, President Bush was enjoying unparalleled political strength. Today, he's not playing with such a high hand. The drip, drip, drip of information about missed opportunities at the FBI and the CIA, the...

With An Eye To The Future

June 1, 2002 The future viability of agencies and public services is on the minds of federal leaders who are finding new ways to keep up with the times. ean O'Keefe is working to position his organization for the future. That's something that leaders of all organizations need to do, whether they're in...

Making A Difference

May 15, 2002 his special issue of Government Executive marks the fourth year the Federal Performance Project has graded a group of federal agencies. It also marks the first time the project has returned to agencies graded earlier, to assess progress, or lack of progress, in the management of their programs. The theory...

Honoring Service

April 1, 2002 et us celebrate the work of two men leaving government this year after making great contributions to their country, and begin work on finding more people whose achievements we can honor. First, we honor Charles Rossotti, commissioner of the Internal Revenue Service, whose five-year term ends later this year. He...

Holding The High Cards

March 1, 2002 Using patriotism, Sept. 11 and tax-cut timing, President Bush and budget director Mitch Daniels appear to be playing their cards right and acing critics out of the budget game. s poker players ruefully remark, you play the hand you're dealt. It may seem a loser, but skillful play still can...

New Chapter, Same Verse

February 1, 2002 s this was written, Bush administration leaders were readying the first comprehensive set of policy proposals since Washington and New York were attacked on September 11 for inclusion in the President's State of the Union address and fiscal 2003 budget submission. Reports were circulating that the President would propose not...

New Chapter, Same Verse

February 1, 2002 s this was written, Bush administration leaders were readying the first comprehensive set of policy proposals since Washington and New York were attacked on September 11 for inclusion in the President's State of the Union address and fiscal 2003 budget submission. Reports were circulating that the President would propose not...

The Call to Service

January 1, 2002 he American Society for Public Administration is better known for scholarly examinations of government management issues-explored in periodic conferences and published in its journal, the Public Administration Review-than it is for speeches that touch the heart. But in these unusual times, such a speech was delivered in late November to...

The Case For A Commission

December 1, 2001 es, we should conduct a top-to-bottom review of the sad state of organization of the federal government, as suggested by Paul Light's column this month. Light convincingly calls upon Congress to create a new national commission to restructure the entire federal government for the 21st century. During the 50 years...

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