AUTHOR ARCHIVES

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.
Results 3881-3890 of 3932

High level of trust in government may be hard to sustain

November 27, 2001 The soaring level of trust in government reflected in polls conducted since the Sept. 11 attacks on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon may be difficult to sustain, according to panelists at a seminar on public opinion held in Washington on Tuesday. Surveys conducted after the attacks by the ...

Anthrax spores found at more federal agencies in Washington

October 29, 2001 The number of federal facilities that have tested positive for the presence of anthrax bacteria continued to grow Monday, with the revelation that anthrax spores had been discovered in Washington at State Department headquarters, a building that houses operations of the Department of Health and Human Services, and a facility ...

Unions, executives spar over pay and benefits proposals

October 17, 2001 The spirit of unanimity that has pervaded federal operations at all levels in the wake of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks dissolved this week as representatives of federal workers' unions and senior federal executives sparred over benefits proposals--and the issue of who was doing the most to safeguard the nation ...

Trust in government up dramatically, polls show

October 1, 2001 The terrorist attacks of Sept. 11 have caused a stunning reversal in public attitudes about government and the people who work for it, new surveys show. A Washington Post-ABC News poll conducted late last week showed that 64 percent of Americans said they trusted "the government in Washington to do ...

Bush creates homeland defense agency

September 20, 2001 In an address to Congress and the nation Thursday night, President Bush announced the creation of a new Cabinet-level Office of Homeland Security. The new office, Bush said, will "lead, oversee and coordinate a national strategy to safeguard our country against terrorism and respond to any attacks that come." The ...

Farewell to a friend, colleague, mentor and agitator

August 15, 2001 Government Executive and GovExec.com lost a friend, a colleague, a mentor and an agitator this week. Ned Lynch, former columnist on the Web site and contributor of several articles to the magazine, lost his battle with cancer on Monday. In his several decades of experience in government, which included service ...

OMB deputy says Bush will use Results Act to push reforms

March 28, 2001 The second-ranking official at the Office of Management and Budget said Tuesday that the Bush administration will use the 1993 Government Performance and Results Act as the cornerstone of its efforts to improve federal management. In an exclusive interview with GovExec.com, OMB Deputy Director Sean O'Keefe said management issues were ...

Bush proposes to cut middle management jobs

June 12, 2000 tshoop@govexec.com Republican presidential candidate George W. Bush said he would eliminate 40,000 middle management jobs in the federal government over the next five years and open to competition at least half of all jobs not defined as "inherently governmental." In a speech on government reform in Philadelphia on Friday, Bush ...

Gore pledges to put federal services online by 2003

June 6, 2000 tshoop@govexec.com In a campaign speech on Monday, Vice President Al Gore pledged to make nearly all of the services of the federal government accessible online by 2003 if he is elected President. Speaking at North Carolina State University, Gore said he would "create a more responsive form of government--we might ...

Forecast sees sunny skies on budget front

January 27, 2000 tshoop@govexec.com The Congressional Budget Office estimated Wednesday that federal budget surpluses could total as much as $1.9 trillion over the next decade. "The budgetary picture is a bright one," said CBO Director Dan Crippen in testimony before the Senate Budget Committee. Crippen cautioned, however, that while CBO can make estimates ...