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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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Simply Spectacular.

December 20, 2004 Do you remember in the movie The Princess Bride, when the bad guy Vizzini keeps saying it's "inconceivable" that the hero Wesley repeatedly escapes from every trap laid for him? Vizzini's erstwhile colleague Inigo Montoya finally tells him, "You keep using that word. I do not think it means what...

Battlefield Promotion.

December 17, 2004 I'm not a fan of The Apprentice. But the folks at the Lucas Group apparently are. The Atlanta-based executive search firm, which specializes in helping military personnel make the transition to the private sector, put out a press release today noting that Kelly Perdew, last night's winner of the latest...

It's Getting Cold.

December 17, 2004 Nothing surprising in the news that President Bush wants to freeze domestic spending next year--especially since the term "domestic" no longer includes "homeland." Interesting, though that the AP notes that even NASA is slated for only a 1 percent increase or so, "pending appeals to the White House by outgoing...

Intelligent Appointees.

December 17, 2004 Now that President Bush has signed the intelligence overhaul bill, the process of trying to figure out exactly what it means and how it will work can start. One of the first items on the agenda, as the Post noted yesterday: Filling a whole bunch of new political appointee slots.

Drug Doubts.

December 16, 2004 An internal FDA survey that has just come to light provides more fodder for critics who say the agency lacks the capacity to adequately manage the drug approval and monitoring process. Two-thirds of FDA scientists, the survey found, said they were not at all confident or only somewhat confident that...

New procurement data system to debut at end of month

December 16, 2004 General Services Administration officials said Wednesday that a revamped system for providing access to information on federal prime contracts will be available to the public by the end of the year, as scheduled. The system, known as Federal Procurement Data System-Next Generation, is being developed by Global Computer Enterprises of...

Sort of Screened.

December 15, 2004 Nice to know that if you try to sneak a bomb onto a plane in your luggage at Newark International Airport, a screening machine will probably catch it. Not so nice to know that the bag might make it onto the plane anyway.

Appoint Now, Ask Questions Later.

December 15, 2004 The NY Times gets to the heart of the Kerik fiasco today, reporting that the reason FBI agents didn't uncover any of his questionable activities was because they hadn't even started their background investigation when President Bush announced his appointment to the Homeland Security post. Why not? Because the Bush...

Senior Soldier.

December 15, 2004 Thanks to GovExec alumnus Jason Peckenpaugh for this tidbit: The Marion (Ohio) Star reports that the Army has called up a 70-year-old doctor (and long-since-retired colonel) for service in Afghanistan.

Electoral College Flunkout.

December 14, 2004 It was one thing when Florida ballots proved to be too complicated for some people, but now members of the Electoral College apparently can't figure out exactly what they're doing. The Star Tribune reports that one of Minnesota's 10 electors wrote in "John Ewards" on his or her presidential ballot...

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