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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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I'd Like to Thank the Academy...

January 5, 2005 If you think those NOAA folks who seem to be on TV 24 hours a day during weather emergencies deserve some sort of award, you're not alone. Max Mayfield, director of NOAA's National Hurricane Center, won an Emmy in December for his "devotion to television audiences." (Thanks to GovExec's Beth...

Not Exactly Dr. Evil.

January 5, 2005 So the laser man of New Jersey turns out not to be a terrorist, just one of the bigger cowards in recent memory. Blaming your 7-year-old daughter when the cops show up to question you about your shenanigans? Weak.

If You Can't Stand the Heat...

January 5, 2005 Put yourself for a moment in the shoes of Post Style section writer Mark Leibovich. You're doing a profile of White House Chief of Staff Andrew Card, who is, to say the least, not one of the more colorful characters in contemporary Washington. Your hopes can't be too high when...

Wave of Criticism.

January 4, 2005 Sorry to come out of nowhere and go all-tsunami-all-the time, but there are just a lot of interesting federal angles to the way this story is developing. The NY Times piece on President Bush tapping his two predecessors to lead fundraising efforts contains a thinly veiled jab at the White...

Good-Hearted Government.

January 4, 2005 "The greatest source of America's generosity is not our government," President Bush said yesterday about the Asian tsunami relief effort. "It's the good heart of the American people." True enough. But sometimes the two are one in the same.

Department of Unsung Heroes.

January 4, 2005 The number of Americans confirmed dead in the tsunami is 15. But Secretary of State Colin Powell pointed out yesterday that inquiries have been lodged about 4,000-5,000 more people. The good news is that employees at U.S. consulates have been methodically plowing through the list, and Powell expects that most...

Cop Out.

January 3, 2005 I have a theory that the portrayal of federal bureaucrats on TV and in the movies has improved dramatically in recent years, for various reasons. But there's one big exception. On any TV show involving a local law enforcement agency (which includes most cop shows), the feds are invariably portrayed...

Maybe It Was Dr.

January 3, 2005 Maybe It Was Dr. Evil. Good news/bad news on the laser beams aimed at pilots story. Good: The spate of recent incidents is not the work of terrorists, the FBI has concluded. Bad: You can apparently bring down an aircraft from the deck of your house with a laser pointer....

Happy New Year!

January 3, 2005 Fedlog is back, after a longer absence than expected. I was hoping to do occasional updates last week, but you know how the time slips away with holiday revelry and all. But I'm back on the job, so new tidbits are on the way.

Tax Scheme

January 1, 2005 We're outsourcing some tax collection as if there were no alternative. In late November, as the elephantine fiscal 2005 omnibus appropriations measure remained temporarily stuck in the grand sausage factory on Capitol Hill, National Treasury Employees Union President Colleen Kelley noted a "great irony" in the proceedings. The bill had...

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