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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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Stock sale of uranium agency approved

June 30, 1998 tshoop@govexec.com The Treasury Department has approved a plan to privatize the U.S. Enrichment Corp. through a public stock offering that could net the government more than $2 billion. Under the plan, USEC, which supplies enriched uranium for use in commercial nuclear power plants, would offer 100 million shares of stock ...

AmEx bows out of federal charge card race

May 4, 1998 tshoop@govexec.com The new, more competitive federal charge card business arena has apparently become too cutthroat for American Express. The company, citing profitability concerns, has announced that it will no longer compete for contracts with agencies to issue charge cards. Just two months ago, the General Services Administration selected American Express ...

USDA waives internal regs for reinventors

April 23, 1998 tshoop@govexec.com It didn't take long for agencies to respond to the Clinton Administration's order this week that they make it easier for employees to request waivers from internal rules and regulations. Deputy Agriculture Secretary Richard Rominger announced Wednesday at the Reinvention Revolution Conference that USDA was issuing a blanket waiver ...

Declaring Victory

January 28, 1998 tshoop@govexec.com Arguing that "the state of our union is strong," President Clinton declared a series of victories in the battle to reinvent government last night in his annual message to Congress. The President also renewed his pledge to balance the federal budget--possibly by the end of this fiscal year. President ...

The Organizer

November 5, 1997 tshoop@govexec.com At a funeral service Monday, John N. Sturdivant, president of the American Federation of Government Employees, was remembered as a mentor, teacher, visionary, friend and taskmaster--but most of all, as an extraordinary union organizer. "John's greatest ability was how he could bring people together in a common cause," said ...

Giuliani's Drug War Strategy

October 8, 1997 tshoop@govexec.com New York City Mayor Rudolph Giuliani said Monday he wants to build on the city's success in reducing crime in a new effort attacking the drug trade. But it won't work without the help of federal agencies, Giuliani said. Speaking at the National Press Club in Washington, Giuliani said ...

Cohen's Cutters

May 15, 1997 tshoop@govexec.com Secretary of Defense William Cohen on Wednesday announced the formation of a new Task Force on Defense Reform to recommend ways to improve management of DoD's agencies and streamline its business operations. The task force was formed as a result of the nearly completed Quadrennial Defense Review. At a ...

Clinton Volunteers Feds

April 28, 1997 tshoop@govexec.com At the "Presidents' Summit" on volunteerism in Philadelphia on Sunday, President Clinton pledged that federal agencies would lead the way in encouraging Americans to volunteer in their communities. Standing with former Presidents Bush and Carter and Colin Powell, the former chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff who is ...

Expand Your Web

April 21, 1997 tshoop@govexec.com President Clinton has ordered agencies to beef up the educational resources they provide on the Internet. In a memorandum to department and agency heads issued on Saturday, the President said they should spend the next three months determining "what resources you can make available that would enrich the Internet ...

The Politics of Reform

April 10, 1997 tshoop@govexec.com Both Democrats in the Clinton Administration and Republicans on Capitol Hill like the idea of a government that works better and costs less. But when it comes to the particulars of reinventing government, there is still a fairly wide gulf between the two parties, a freewheeling "reinvention crossfire" session ...