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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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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 ...

Ron Brown Remembered

April 4, 1997 tshoop@govexec.com At an emotional ceremony yesterday at the Commerce Department, President Clinton paid tribute to former Commerce Secretary Ron Brown and other department officials who were killed a year ago in a plane crash while on a trade mission to Croatia. "When Ron Brown became Secretary of Commerce, he revolutionized ...

Hands Off Our E-Mail

April 3, 1997 tshoop@govexec.com In case anyone was thinking of suggesting that federal agencies should begin snooping in on private e-mail, a new survey shows that Americans aren't too hot on the idea. A poll on technology and the Internet, conducted by the Luntz Research Companies of Arlington, Va., for Merrill Lynch, shows ...

In Welfare's Wake

March 10, 1997 tshoop@govexec.com President Clinton has ordered agencies to try to help welfare recipients get a new kind of check from Uncle Sam--a paycheck for a job in government. In his weekly radio address on Saturday, Clinton gave federal departments and agencies 30 days to come up with plans to hire welfare ...

Show Us Your Plans

February 27, 1997 tshoop@govexec.com Republican congressional leaders took a further step this week to indicate that they intend to become heavily involved in monitoring the implementation of the Government Performance and Results Act (they've now taken to calling it simply the "Results Act"), which requires all agencies to submit strategic plans to Congress ...