AUTHOR ARCHIVES

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.
Results 71-80 of 245

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 ...

Desperate for Money

November 15, 2007 The Air Force and the rest of government face budget woes. "Desperate for Money" is the headline we chose for our feature in this issue about the Air Force, whose leaders have been pleading for an extra $20 billion a year. It's an appropriate characterization, too, of the rest of ...

Federal Education

November 1, 2007 Are subsidies really required to get the workforce we need? For years, the tag line on our front cover has characterized Government Executive as "Government's Business Magazine." It telegraphs our mission: to address the many activities of federal government and the people and systems that make them work. Gradually, the ...

Two Generals

October 1, 2007 Is seeking to "win" hazardous to the Army's long-term health? Significant policy shifts in the U.S. commitment to Iraq have been kicked down the road a year or so in the wake of Gen. David Petraeus' lionization during the briefings he gave Congress in mid-September. The upbeat assessment he delivered ...