The Pentagon really wants to know how its efforts in Iraq are playing in the United States and around the world. The Defense Department, AP reports, is seeking bidders for a $20 million contract for monitoring and reporting on how "Iraqi, pan-Arabic, international, and U.S. media" are reporting on the conflict -- including an analysis of the tone of those reports.
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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