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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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Funded Mandates.

March 9, 2005 The House Government Reform Committee may be focusing its attention on the unfunded mandates that the federal government passes on to the states. But there's a flip side to the story. Just ask folks out in Montana, where 46 cents of every dollar the state spends over the next two ...

Hollywood and the Homeland.

March 8, 2005 This was inevitable: The Homeland Security Department, like the Pentagon and other agencies, has hired a liaison to work with Hollywood moviemakers and scriptwriters, according to USA Today. Even before adding the new position, the department helped out with last year's Tom Hanks movie The Terminal. That didn't exactly portray ...

Army of None.

March 8, 2005 Interesting (but I guess not exactly surprising) quote from the Defense Department report that made the news today about the Army's difficulty in recruiting African-Americans. It turns out that the attitude of all groups of young Americans toward the Army has grown more negative in recent years--not because they'd rather ...

Would-Be Whistleblowers.

March 8, 2005 The whistleblower of the day is Andy Eller, former Fish and Wildlife Service biologist, featured in a Post profile. That means the question of the day is whether he's a) a courageous employee who sacrificed his job in the name of truth, justice and the Florida panther; or b) a ...

Bono the Bureaucrat.

March 7, 2005 Treasury Secretary John Snow knows how to make a short list that rocks! I'd love to be on the selection committee that has to choose between Bono (an Irish singer who fronts the multi-platinum-selling band U2, for those of you who stopped paying attention to popular music before the early ...

Career Moves.

March 4, 2005 What's gotten into President Bush? First John Negroponte, with his four decades of government service, gets to be top dog in the intelligence world. Now Stephen L. Johnson, a 24-year career veteran of the Environmental Protection Agency, gets the nod to become its next director. It's almost as though experience ...

Sanitizer-in-Chief.

March 4, 2005 What did President Bush teach former HUD Secretary (now Florida senator) Mel Martinez? To use hand sanitizer "religiously." (Thanks, Scripps-Howard and the Hotline.)

What Did Martha Eat?

March 4, 2005 Stewart, that is. In prison. According to Slate's "Explainer," between 3.90 to 6.31 pounds of food per day, including 0.10 to 0.25 pounds of fat, 0.75 to 1.50 pounds of vegetables, and 1.08 to 1.56 pounds of starches. That's based on Bureau of Prisons dietary guidelines. Kind of amazing that ...

GAO's Challenge.

March 3, 2005 Every day, I get a list of new GAO reports in my e-mail inbox. After reading the titles of these reports (and sometimes, heaven forbid, the reports themselves) for several years, I think I can say with confidence that GAO has scientifically determined that the state of almost every federal ...

On the Borders, In the Skies.

March 3, 2005 The Washington Times goes all-bureaucracy-all-the-time on its front page today, with two workforce related stories. One features Democrats ripping the administration for only asking for funds to hire 210 Border Patrol agents, instead of the 2,000 mandated in last year's intelligence reform law. The other accuses the Federal Air Marshals ...