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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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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....

Deeper Understanding

July 1, 2005 Of course Deep Throat was a bureaucrat. How could we have expected anything else? Wasn't it kind of fun watching the air go out of Washington's balloon last month, when everybody found out that Deep Throat was a federal bureaucrat? You could almost hear the sighs and scratching of heads...

Identity Crisis

June 30, 2005 The Federal Trade Commission plays a leading role in the fight against identity theft. Now the head of the agency knows what it's like to be a victim. Newsweek reports that last week, Deborah Platt Majoras got a letter from DSW Shoe Warehouse saying that hackers had broken into the...

TSA Spending Spree

June 30, 2005 It's tempting to sit slack-jawed in amazement at the Post's report this morning on out-of-control spending at TSA during the mad rush to staff up the agency. But really, nobody should be that surprised. This is what you get, when as a nation, you demand the instant creation of a...

Fear of Bureaucracy

June 29, 2005 If you haven't read Jim Barnes' introduction to the new National Journal Decision Makers special issue (reprinted on GovExec.com today as our Management Matters column), do yourself a favor and check it out. It's a great analysis of President Bush's second-term approach to running the executive branch. The first few...

July 4th Blowout

June 29, 2005 Least surprising news of the day: The Consumer Products Safety Commission reports that almost 70 percent of fireworks-related injuries occur around the Fourth of July. Best factoid in the report: Sparklers burn at temperatures of about 2,000 degrees--hot enough to melt some metals.

Tiger Attack Mystery

June 28, 2005 Who was responsible for the anthrax attacks in 2001? What happened to Saddam's weapons of mass destruction? These unsolved mysteries have officially been joined by another: Why did Siegfried and Roy's white tiger, Montecore, attack Roy on stage in October 2003? AP has uncovered an Agriculture Department report showing that...

To the Moon, Managers!

June 28, 2005 Looks like Michael Griffin's Great NASA Purge is going over about as well as you'd expect in the agency's ranks. Washington Times reports today on how the folks at NASA Watch are saying that the old "climate of fear" is returning as a result of Griffin's moves. "It sends a...

Friendly Face

June 27, 2005 As promised, I have indeed returned, from 10 days in lovely Ireland. I believe I'm the first tourist to have sucessfully managed to get a sunburn while visiting the country. In a lame effort to remain on-topic, I'll offer up a couple of observations: The U.S. government takes a beating...