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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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Contract Warriors

July 6, 2005 The Washington Times today explores just how far contractors and the Defense Department are pushing the whole civilians on the battlefield thing in Iraq. The fact that nobody seems to know just how many contractors are in the country is pretty scary. We are in seriously uncharted waters here, and...

Talk To Me

July 6, 2005 Just a reminder that I'll be chatting live at noon ET today about whatever's on your mind. Go here to ask your questions. Don't worry, I can take it.

Don't Pass The Bucks

July 6, 2005 The American Federation of Government Employees has its own take on the VA budget crisis, and--what a shocker!--it's very different from that of the Textile Rental Services Association (see "Dirty Laundry," Tuesday). All the VA needs to do is stop putting "millions of those precious, hard-to-come-by dollars into the hands...

More Than Mexicans

July 5, 2005 AP reported this weekend on the growing problem with people from countries other than Mexico streaming across the southern border of the United States. I can't resist noting that GovExec's Chris Strohm was all over this story weeks ago, in a piece paving the way for his cover story in...

In the Money

July 5, 2005 Many's the time federal workers have complained that in order to really make any money, they'd have to win the lottery. Well, several Federal Emergency Management Agency employees in West Virginia apparently have done just that: George Alter, a FEMA employee, says 15 of his co-workers hold the winning ticket...

Dirty Laundry

July 5, 2005 The Textile Rental Services Association has a suggestion for VA officials looking for cash to make up that embarassing $1 billion budget shortfall: Quit washing your own sheets. “I believe the private sector can save the [Veterans Health Administration] money on its laundry services,” said Michael Potack, the organization's chairman....

Good for the Goose...

July 3, 2005 Great column by David Broder today on how when it comes to Iraq, Congress has asked the Bush administration to do what it regularly demands of federal agencies: set reasonable performance goals and report on progress toward achieving them. The Defense Department has until July 11 to respond. It'll be...

Carbs and Cataracts

July 1, 2005 I thought all I had to fear from the anti-Atkins diet that I tend to follow is an expanding waistline. Now those good folks at the Agricultural Research Service say the real problem is that I could go blind! (Of course, their study only included women--maybe us guys will luck...

Powell Power

July 1, 2005 Colin Powell is still showing why he was just about the most popular Secretary of State ever among the department's employees. From his remarks yesterday at a ceremony marking the kickoff of the Powell Fellows program, designed to develop future leaders of the Foreign Service and civil service: "In my...

House approves 3.1 percent pay increase

July 1, 2005 The House voted Thursday to approve a 3.1 percent average pay increase for white-collar civilian federal workers next year. The pay raise measure was included in the fiscal 2006 appropriations legislation covering the Transportation and Treasury departments and other federal agencies. The bill (H.R. 3058) passed on a 405-18 vote....