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Tom Shoop

Vice President and Editor in Chief Tom Shoop is vice president and editor in chief at Government Executive Media Group, where he oversees both print and online editorial operations. He started as associate editor of Government Executive magazine in 1989; launched the company’s flagship website, GovExec.com, in 1996; and was named editor in chief in 2007.
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Passing Grade

April 25, 2005 So here's the power of the press for ya: Frank Moss, the deputy assistant secretary for passport services at the State Department, emailed me this morning about my whiny column on the less-than-stellar service I received at a passport processing office. We had a very nice conversation, in which I ...

Spend Here, Cut There

April 24, 2005 In his weekly radio address Saturday, President Bush took the time to thank Congress for granting his request for tens of billions of dollars in supplemental spending for the war on terror. And, pointedly, he asked them again to be sure not to add anything for 150 programs targeted for ...

Jailhouse Rock

April 22, 2005 Take cover, residents of Moundsville, W.Va.! Prisoners are bustin' out of the slammer, fleeing the pen, blastin' out of the pokey, and just generally sticking it to the man. Luckily it's just the annual mock prison riot but on by the Office of Law Enforcement Technology Commercialization and the National ...

The Rules of Attraction

April 22, 2005 Now this is just not playing fair. Scientists at the Agricultural Research Service (who are conducting endlessly interesting research, I'm belatedly discovering) were trying to figure out how to get male pink hibiscus mealybugs to congregate together so the pests could be more easily detected. At some, point the light ...

Misusing Air Mail.

April 20, 2005 Here I thought it was just my teenage daughter and her friends who got themselves into trouble with their addiction to instant messaging. Apparently, it's members of the Air Force, too. Six airmen have been sanctioned for making inappropriate comments on the Air Force Instant Messenger service on the Air ...

Fedblog

April 20, 2005 This page has moved. If you are not redirected in 5 second click on this link http://blogs.govexec.com/fedblog/

Newspapers and Government, Sittin' in a Tree...

April 19, 2005 In the world of print journalism in general and newspapering in particular, there has been much hand-wringing lately about steadily declining circulation numbers. Many explanations have been offered, from the explosion of television news to the growth of news Web sites. But Jon Ham, the publisher of Carolina Journal, offers ...

Taxing Advice.

April 19, 2005 Think you can tell the IRS how to do its job better? Then speak up. The agency is recruiting members for its Taxpayer Advisory Panel until April 29.

Lighten Up.

April 19, 2005 Don't assume that just because you're a military service member, the new law prohibiting cigarette lighters an airplanes don't apply to you. It does, according to the Pentagon. The law, which took effect April 14, applies not only to commercial airline travelers, but military and civilian passengers on chartered U.S. ...

Denny's Grand Slam.

April 18, 2005 What is it with Denny's and federal employees? First the restaurant chain had to fight for years back in the '90s to restore its image after six black Secret Service agents said they were denied service at an Annapolis, Md., restaurant. Now, the Washington Times reports, Denny's has again been ...