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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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Ousting Scouts.

November 16, 2004 The federal government can't seem to make up its mind about the Boy Scouts. National Journal recently reported that the Education Department had published rules under the 2002 No Child Left Behind Act that prevent schools from excluding the Boy Scouts of America from using school facilities for meetings. (Some...

Welcome, Condi! Watch Your Back.

November 16, 2004 Even before the White House made it official today that Condoleeza Rice would succeed Colin Powell, the long knives were coming out in Foggy Bottom. The Washington Post reports that Rice faces a double whammy: The State Department bureaucracy loves Powell, because he fought for their interests like no secretary...

Mild Thing.

November 16, 2004 Good news for TV viewers: The FDA has ordered Viagra-maker Pfizer to stop running those creepy commercials where the middle-aged dude grows blue devil horns imagining how he's going to return to his "Wild Thing" days of youthful stud-hood after popping the little blue pill. "FDA is not aware of...

Shoe's on the Other Foot Now.

November 15, 2004 The Indianapolis Star reports that several top Bush administration officials can't wait to give Indiana governor-elect Mitch Daniels--famous for his budget-slashing zeal as the head of OMB in Bush's first term--some of his own medicine. "Colin Powell told me that they were really yucking it up," Daniels told the paper....

Red, Hot and Blue.

November 15, 2004 Those election wounds aren't healing too quickly, if the Mailbag reaction to our Kimberly Palmer's Thursday story on federal unions' reaction to President Bush's reelection is any indication.

Treasure Hunt.

November 15, 2004 In case you've managed to miss the endless promos, trailers and commercials for the new movie National Treasure, one of its central plot lines involves a treasure map on the back of the Declaration of Independence. Preposterous, no? Well, now comes word from the National Archives that there really is...

Hey Porter.

November 13, 2004 Would the last one out the door at the CIA please turn out the lights? First, Mike Scheuer, the former chief of the unit tracking Osama bin Laden, quits so he can criticize the agency even more vociferously. Then, AP reporter (and former GovExec intern) Katherine Pfleger Shrader reports this...

Thanks, Veterans.

November 11, 2004 "Nobody can tell me they wasn't scared. The worst part is when you're waiting to go into combat. After the fighting started, it was just a little different. But the initial waiting, waiting. That gets you. I was scared, and I'm not ashamed to admit it."--Walter Bieder, 83, who won...

No Girly BRAC.

November 11, 2004 Let the metaphors fly: Arnold Schwarzenegger is bulking up California's effort to muscle its way through the Pentagon's process of getting lean and mean through base closures, Judy Sarasohn reports in the Washington Post's "Special Interests" column.

Coffee Break.

November 10, 2004 I'm starting to feel bad that I ever suggested Starbucks was a less-than-enthusiastic supporter of military forces overseas. Today, the company announced it has teamed up with the Red Cross to provide 50,000 pounds of free coffee to troops serving in Kuwait, Afghanistan and Iraq.

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