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Tom Shoop

Tom Shoop

Editor at Large / tshoop@govexec.com

Tom Shoop is the former executive vice president and editor in chief at Government Executive Media Group, where he oversaw editorial operations at Government Executive, Nextgov, Defense One and Route Fifty. He started as associate editor of Government Executive magazine in 1989; launched the company’s flagship website, GovExec.com, in 1996; and served as editor in chief from 2007 to 2021. He can be reached at tshoop@govexec.com.
Tom Shoop is the former executive vice president and editor in chief at Government Executive Media Group, where he oversaw editorial operations at Government Executive, Nextgov, Defense One and Route Fifty. He started as associate editor of Government Executive magazine in 1989; launched the company’s flagship website, GovExec.com, in 1996; and served as editor in chief from 2007 to 2021. He can be reached at tshoop@govexec.com.
Management

How to Watch the Government Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony

A week from now, we’ll honor some of government’s all-time greats—and then some current all-stars.

Management

Please, Let’s Put an End to the Notion of Moving Agencies Out of Washington

Disruptively relocating headquarters and the employees who work in them makes less sense than ever.

Management

Government Leadership at its Best: Meet the 2021 Teddy Award Winners

From introducing autonomous vehicles in the national parks to defending space, these leaders exemplify excellence.

Management

Introducing the Government Hall of Fame Class of 2021

From the first career civil servant to the head of the Smithsonian, it’s an exemplary group.

Management

Government Hall of Fame Inductees To Be Unveiled Next Week

Honorees in the annual Theodore Roosevelt Government Leadership Awards will also be unveiled before a virtual gala in October.

Management

If There Ever Was a Time We Needed a Government Hall of Fame …

It’s now. Luckily, we have one. And nominations are open for this year’s class of inductees, along with the annual Teddy Awards for leadership achievement.

Defense

The Day Private Willie Mays Threw Out My Dad

Two lives intersect in a story of baseball, military service, and American society in the Korean War era.

Management

Black Americans in the Government Hall of Fame

These stellar public servants have made vital contributions to American life.

Workforce

Where Arnold Schwarzenegger Can Find Leaders With a Public Servant’s Heart

In a video, the former California governor begs for people motivated by a commitment to service to step up. They’re already all around him.

Management

Whatever Happens in the Election, Get Ready for a Rocky Transition

President Trump indicates he won’t cooperate with handing over power if he loses to Joe Biden, and if he wins, will root out government officials deemed disloyal to him.

Management

Viewpoint: The Mismanagement Was Bad Enough. Now They Want to Tear the System Down

President Trump has launched an assault on the very foundations of American administrative government.

Management

Public Administration Professors Decry Trump 'Weaponization' of Mismanagement

Open letter signed by more than 120 academics and former government officials accuses administration appointees of “routine and intentional administrative malpractice.”

Management

New Class of Government Hall of Fame Inductees To Be Honored

Series of virtual events will also recognize winners of annual Theodore Roosevelt Leadership Awards.

Oversight

Meet the Federal Employee Scammers Who Pretended They Worked for the CIA

They held government jobs, but passed themselves off as having far more exciting secret careers.