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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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Vested Interest.

November 5, 2004 Vindication for NASA scientist Robert M. Nelson! (See Oct. 29 item). The Secret Service tells The Hill newspaper that the bulge on George W. Bush's back during the first presidential debate was the strap for a bulletproof vest. Nelson, after doing some photo analysis on his own time, had said ...

Hurricane Charlie.

November 5, 2004 Looks like Charlie Mahtesian's story about FEMA and the Florida election has hit a nerve among Mailbag contributors. With all due respect to those who are up in arms, I don't think the piece suggests that FEMA was engaged in a nefarious political scheme to aid the Bush reelection effort. ...

Best-Laid Plans.

November 4, 2004 Honestly, I'm not trying to gum this up with politics. And I certainly don't want to endorse the political views of a former Clinton adminstration Cabinet secretary. But I think Robert Reich is very close to the mark in his analysis of the election in Slate today: "I don't think ...

It Was Nothing. Really.

November 4, 2004 The ol' e-mail inbox at GovExec world headquarters included the following this morning: Dear letters@govexec.com, We had a long night -- and we had a great night. The voters turned out in record numbers and delivered an historic victory. I want to thank our supporters across this country. At every ...

Get Well Soon.

November 4, 2004 Regardless of who you supported in the election, you've got to admit there's one tragedy about John Kerry's loss: no Department of Wellness.

Postal Rock.

November 3, 2004 If you thought the idea of the Postal Service sponsoring Lance Armstrong was a little out there, get a load of this: The mailing behemoth has now licensed its name to a fledgling West Coast rock band, AdAge.com reports (registration required). Seriously. When USPS folks found out that Seattle's Ben ...

Space Vote.

November 3, 2004 Hey, did you catch the big election news yesterday? No, not the apparently impending Bush victory, but the fact that a federal employee, NASA astronaut Leroy Chiao, became the first person to vote for president from space. Chiao was cagey about who he cast his ballot for, saying only that ...

Uhh, Mr. President?

November 2, 2004 Here's what you get to wake up to tomorrow: The Treasury Department announced Monday that it would have to borrow $147 billion in the first three months of 2005, breaking the borrowing record set in the same time period this year.

The Wrong Stuff.

November 2, 2004 The Denver Post reports that the Homeland Security spending spigot is finally opening, with $12 billion in grants trickling down to local communities, allowing them to purchase high-tech gear like vacuum shovels that suck up debris after explosions. The problem: Many first response organizations lack the personnel to use the ...

Faxing Chads.

November 2, 2004 "Now that a new California law allows civilian and military voters overseas to fax their ballots after marking them," the Wall Street Journal reports today, "officials in Yolo County have received two--one from a high-ranking military officer...with complaints about the 'difficulty in punching out holes in the faxed ballot image,' ...