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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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Gimme a Break

June 15, 2005 Fedblog is going on vacation. I'll be back on June 27, rested and ready to go.

The Witness from Outer Space

June 15, 2005 Another landmark in the desperate quest to keep Americans interested in supporting NASA's human space flight efforts: A House committee actually heard testimony from Astronaut John Phillips yesterday--live from the International Space Station.

Deep Throat vs. Deep Throat

June 15, 2005 Another irresistible Deep Throat twist: Mark Felt "was, at heated moments during the scandal, in charge of finding the source of Woodward and Bernstein's Watergate scoops," David Corn and Jeff Goldberg write in The Nation. "In a twist worthy of le Carré, Deep Throat was assigned the mission of unearthing--and...

It's a Boy's, Boy's, Boy's World

June 15, 2005 Boys rule! For the 63rd year in a row, more boys than girls were born in the United States, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reports.

Half Empty

June 15, 2005 Why does OPM want to make the results of its employee survey look like bad news? More than 90 percent of federal employees believe they do important work, and more than 80 percent enjoy what they do. Almost two-thirds would recommend their organization as a good place to work, a...

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.