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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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Hold On

April 29, 2005 Kudos to the Wall Street Journal editorial page today (as usual, no link--I'm reading the dead-tree edition because I don't have access to the subscription-only online version), for casting a spotlight on the widespread--and highly undemocratic--tradition under which senators can place "holds" on presidential nominees, delaying or preventing confirmation votes....

Tipping the Scales

April 29, 2005 Here's a little piece of advice if you're in the military and looking to turn a profit on a do-it-yourself move: Don't drive a 10,000-pound forklift onto the scales to boost the total weight of your household goods to 21,000 pounds. It's a bit obvious, and you're just going to...

You've Got Questions? Fire Away.

April 27, 2005 Ever wonder how (or why) we do what we do here at GovExec.com? Want to talk about any of stuff that appears in this somewhat random collection of items we call Fedlog? Now's your chance to make it a two-way conversation. Next Wednesday, May 4, from noon to 1 p.m....

Drop and Give Me Two Million

April 27, 2005 Bad news for all those who thought the Ab Energizer was going to give them six-pack abs without the hassle of situps or crunches: The Federal Trade Commission has reached a settlement under which the marketers of the Energizer and certain retailers will pay more than $2 million for making...

Letter Litigation

April 26, 2005 Things must be getting a little slow over at the Supreme Court. The justices have decided to take on the issue of whether the Postal Service can be held responsible for the injuries a woman received when she slipped on a pile of mail that had been dropped in front...

Happy Hubble Anniversary

April 26, 2005 Happy 15th birthday, Hubble Space Telescope!

Doobie-ous Distinction

April 25, 2005 NASA today announced the members of its new Exploration Systems Advisory Committee. They include Dr. Kenneth M. Baldwin, a professor in the Department of Physiology and Biophysics at the University of California-Irvine; Dr. Amy Kronenberg, program leader for radiation biology at the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory; and retired Air Force...

Boss Conspiracy Theory

April 25, 2005 For those of you who wonder, as I have, why Bruce Springsteen hasn't recorded that many tunes that could be classified as love songs over the years, the Boss himself explained last week during an Asbury Park, N.J., warmup show for his new solo tour. Part of the reason, he...

Passing Grade

April 25, 2005 So here's the power of the press for ya: Frank Moss, the deputy assistant secretary for passport services at the State Department, emailed me this morning about my whiny column on the less-than-stellar service I received at a passport processing office. We had a very nice conversation, in which I...

Spend Here, Cut There

April 24, 2005 In his weekly radio address Saturday, President Bush took the time to thank Congress for granting his request for tens of billions of dollars in supplemental spending for the war on terror. And, pointedly, he asked them again to be sure not to add anything for 150 programs targeted for...

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