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,, in 1996; and was named editor in chief in 2007.
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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.

How Not To Apply For A Job

June 7, 2005 I'm in the process of trying to fill a reporter position here at GovExec. And I'm here to tell all of you federal managers who have pawned this task off on HR people in the past that you have much to look forward to under impending civil service reforms. You...

Royal Pain

June 7, 2005 A war on street drugs is one thing, but a federal crackdown on prescription painkillers like OxyContin is quite another, the libertarian Cato Institute argues in a new report. The study says the media has blown the OxyContin story out of proportion, and the resulting crackdown by the Drug Enforcement...

Social Security Reform, You're No TSP

June 7, 2005 The National Committee to Preserve Social Security and Medicare says President Bush is wrong to compare his Social Security reform proposal to the federal Thrift Savings Plan. The TSP, the group notes, was designed to complement Social Security, not replace it. But you know that, because you read it in...

Paying the Patent Piper

June 6, 2005 Washington Monthly, which, unlike most other Washington-based magazines, has a history of actually paying attention to what happens in the bureaucracy, rakes the Patent and Trademark Office over the coals in its latest issue. The piece, by Zachary Roth, highlights another example of the perils of fee-based government. "The 1991...

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