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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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Invest and Grow

July 30, 2008 With the Bush administration in full lame-duck mode, every important group in Washington is focusing on the upcoming transition and the policies that our new president might adopt. Management issues, of great interest to senior executives, are one focus of attention. With many agencies now rife with vacancies, reformers are ...

Invest and Grow

July 1, 2008 Invest and grow-or should we rein in our spending desires? With the Bush administration in full lame-duck mode, every important group in Washington is focusing on the upcoming transition and the policies that our new president might adopt. Management issues, of great interest to senior executives, are one focus of ...

Constraints on Change

June 1, 2008 Two scholars assess the state of the federal system. One might hope this year's election will bring new beginnings: a fresh look at the programs, structures and policies of the U.S. government. Indeed, this is what the last three candidates seemed to promise, at least for a while: Barack Obama's ...

How Are We Doing?

May 1, 2008 New tools are needed to measure progress toward critical goals. Americans love to keep score, as the new baseball season reminds us. There's a statistic for everything in baseball, and entire fantasy leagues are based on players' stats. But as to the state of the nation, American score keeping is ...

Ethics Ensemble

April 30, 2008 In January, the nonprofit Ethics Resource Center offered a stark warning about growing misconduct in government. "We believe that the next Enron could take place in the public sector," said center president Patricia Harned. The report listed discrimination, sexual harassment, lying to stakeholders and Internet abuse among nine kinds of ...

Recognition Where It’s Due

April 1, 2008 Celebrating achievement among leaders of the Senior Executive Service. Winners of the annual Presidential Rank Awards are among the public sector's highest achievers, men and women who have devoted their working lives to the many key missions of our federal government. Yet they are little celebrated in the media or ...

Ethics Ensemble

April 1, 2008 Workplace problems aren't at the heart of the challenge. In January, the nonprofit Ethics Resource Center offered a stark warning about growing misconduct in government. "We believe that the next Enron could take place in the public sector," said center president Patricia Harned. The report listed discrimination, sexual harassment, lying ...

Busted Budget

March 1, 2008 Living for today, not building for tomorrow. Just as Congress was racing to kick $150 billion in fiscal stimulus money out the door last month-pushing the projected 2008 deficit to a record $410 billion-President Bush unveiled a $3.1 trillion budget, saying that thanks to "spending discipline in Washington, we are ...

20 Years on the Beat

January 1, 2008 And now, a new steward of Government Executive's mission. In recent years, radio frequency identification has been the hot technology-holding the promise of precise tracking of complex military shipments, the exit and entry of foreign visitors, and much more. But, as Jill R. Aitoro reports this month, RFID hasn't lived ...

Red, Yellow, Green

December 1, 2007 We give our own grades to President Bush's management record. For many years, public administration scholars lamented the demise of the "M" in OMB. Management was no longer a priority of the White House office, all its focus having shifted to "B" for budgeting, or so they said. Some argued ...