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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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Help Really Wanted.

March 29, 2005 The Wall Street Journal's piece today on the planned air traffic controller hiring surge has the following interesting pair of statistics. Number of controllers the FAA wants to hire over the next decade: 12,500. Number hired last year: 13.

I Tax Dead People.

March 29, 2005 Good news for Toni Lausch of Cumru Township, Pa.: the Social Security Administration has confirmed that she is indeed alive. The agency had inadvertently attached a "death coding" to Lausch's SSA records, despite the fact that she's alive and well. This attracted the notice of the IRS when Lausch tried...

Pentagon lowers estimate of excess base capacity

March 29, 2005 Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld said Tuesday that the Pentagon's long-standing estimate that up to 25 percent of the nation's military base infrastructure consists of excess capacity is too high. Rumsfeld said at a news conference that while the Clinton administration had estimated excess base capacity at 20 to 25 percent,...

Who Are These People?

March 28, 2005 The Post continues to drive the civil service overhaul story into the mainstream, with a piece today in the Style section, of all places, on just what goes on inside the heads of those little people who devote their careers to government service. I guess there are some Post readers...

It Takes A Villa.

March 24, 2005 I loved the little shot IRS Commissioner Mark Everson got in during his news conference today trumpeting the $3.2 billion in unpaid taxes the agency has collected from its crackdown on the "Son of Boss" tax shelter. The folks who were forced to pay up went through "some real pain,"...

Hold on a Minute.

March 24, 2005 Leaders of the Minuteman Project, take note: the president of the United States wishes you'd leave the border patrolling to the professionals.

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...

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