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Government Executive Editor in Chief Tom Shoop, along with other editors and staff correspondents, look at the federal bureaucracy from the outside in.

Heed the Civilians.


The Wall Street Journal uncovers a draft directive from Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld's office instructing Pentagon officials to involve the State Department and other civilian agencies in future planning for postwar operations. (The text of the draft is here, if you're a WSJ subscriber.) Good move, but arguably a little late.


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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