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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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Shot in the Dark.

March 23, 2005 If the folks at Snopes.com have confirmed it, it must be true: Last year a DEA agent had a bit of a mishap when he tried to demonstrate the importance of gun safety to a group of youngsters. Here's the video.

Coverage Story.

March 23, 2005 Clinton press secretary Mike McCurry offers an interesting defense of controversial video news releases issued by federal agencies in a USA Today piece today. Such releases are necessary, he says, because news organizations don't spend enough time reporting on how Americans' tax dollars are spent. Reporters, McCurry says, should "try ...

FEMA and Florida Forever.

March 23, 2005 Here's one of those stories that just won't die. The South Florida Sun-Sentinel got hold of a memo from a FEMA consultant written as Hurricane Frances bore down on the state last September, arguing that the agency should work with the White House and Bush reelection campaign officials to create ...

True Appointments Stories.

March 22, 2005 In a Wall Street Journal op-ed today, Fred Barnes tosses in an anecdote about John Bolton's efforts to finagle an offer from Colin Powell of a high-ranking position in the State Department early in the Bush administration. As Barnes tells it, Bolton got quite a lot of help from his ...

Whistleblower's Vindication.

March 22, 2005 The is-he-or-isn't-he case of would-be whistleblower and former Fish and Wildlife Service biologist Andy Eller (See March 8 item below) gets a little clearer today, with the news that FWS admits it messed up its reports on on the habitat needs of the Florida panther.

The $367 Million Scavenger Hunt.

March 21, 2005 What does it cost to bring the work at Los Alamos National Laboratory to a standstill for a month, and order all employees to spend their working hours trying to hunt down a few missing computer disks? Between $120 million and $367 million, depending on whether you believe the high-end ...

Marked Man.

March 18, 2005 Because it was the House Government Reform Committee that decided to anoint itself the investigator of steroids in baseball, I'm exercising my option to deconstruct the testimony of Mark McGwire yesterday. First, imagine the scene: He's sitting just a few chairs down from Jose Canseco, the guy who has fingered ...

Wrestlemania.

March 17, 2005 If you were starting a military program to develop a spacecraft to grab enemy satellites and bounce them out of orbit, you'd want to find a way to to call it "Sumo," wouldn't you? Apparently, so would the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency, Defense Tech notes. It is seeking $35 ...

What's in a Name?

March 17, 2005 I'm not taking a position on the possible ICE-CBP merger. I've seen the fights in the Mailbag between the ICE and CBP folks, and I want no part of them. But I will say this: Members of Congress, if you decide to take action, please address the truly important issue ...

From the Sublime...

March 17, 2005 Yesterday, Tom Davis was on his high horse about reorganizing GSA's Federal Supply Service and Federal Technology Service. Today, it's steroids in baseball. Funny government, isn't it?