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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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Love and Marriage

June 14, 2005 Attention federal employees: Uncle Sam wants you to get married--and stay that way. A new report from the Administration for Children and Families on the Bush administration's Healthy Marriage initiative contains the following tidbit: "Federal Occupational Health (FOH), a contractor with the Department of Health and Human Services, is working...

Rating R&R

June 14, 2005 Attention sailors: How satisfied are you with the fitness centers, golf, bingo, bowling, swimming, outdoor recreation, internet access and movies provided to you by the Navy? The service's Morale, Welfare and Recreation program wants to know.

Fighting Mad

June 14, 2005 Attention cockfighters in (where else?) Cocke County, Tenn.: You're busted. Last weekend, the FBI, USDA, Tennessee Law Enforcement Officials and the Humane Society raided the Del Rio cockfighting pit in the county, arresting 144 people and seizing 305 gamecocks and $40,000 in cash. The bust breaks up what was believed...

Black Mark

June 13, 2005 We've established that Mark Felt was disgruntled about getting passed over for the top job at the FBI when J. Edgar Hoover died, and that his disgust at the Nixon White House stemmed less from a distaste about "black bag" break-ins without search warrants than with Nixon's desire to run...

Coming Up Short

June 13, 2005 So those new consolidated monthly recruiting numbers from the Pentagon are out. Unfortunately, they don't make things look any better for the Army. The service fell 17 percent short of its goal for regular forces--and 24 percent and 20 percent in the National Guard and Army Reserve, respectively.

Negroponte's Small Victories

June 13, 2005 It's beginning to look like National Intelligence Director John Negroponte is exactly the kind of guy who can fill the vacuum created by the legislation mandating his ill-defined post. Last week he scored a couple of key victories: First, Rep. Peter Hoekstra, R-Mich., chairman of the House Intelligence Committee, withdrew...

Telltale 'B'

June 9, 2005 For those eagle-eyed readers who have actually noticed, Fedlog is now Fedblog. Shoulda been all along. Especially since Fedlog is, technically, already taken.

Not Technically Propaganda

June 9, 2005 I've been waiting for months for an opening to write about the notorious Jeff Gannon/James Guckert, that "reporter" whose fluffball questions at White House press briefings betrayed the fact that he wasn't exactly what you call a real journalist. After all these months, the moment has finally arrived. GAO has...

Bad Breakfast

June 9, 2005 Some days, reading the Post with my breakfast cereal is a real sobering experience. Take this morning, for example, when I learned: That the Transportation Department's inspector general doesn't think the agency's safety inspectors can keep up with changes in the airline industry. The FAA "disagreed with many of the...

Goodbye, Gitmo

June 8, 2005 Today, Donald Rumsfeld said "I know of no one in the U.S. government, in the executive branch, that is considering closing Guantanamo." Well, here's one guy: the president.

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