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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

What the Midterms Mean for Government

Setting a new course for the ship of state is harder than it looks. 

Management

That Time a Lawyer Invented the Government Shutdown

For nearly 200 years, shutdowns simply didn’t happen, even when Congress didn’t finish spending bills.

Management

Six Big Government Success Stories of the Last Two Decades

Often, it’s not what government has accomplished that’s significant, but what it has prevented from happening.

Management

That Time EPA Contractors Built Secret Man Caves in a Warehouse

When “vermin feces” is the second-biggest issue in your facility, you know you’ve got problems.

Management

Presenting the Government Hall of Fame Class of 2022

Joining a distinguished roster of inductees, they’ll be honored at a gala celebration on May 12.

Workforce

Why This Federal Agency Is a Breeding Ground for Celebrities

One huge entity has served as a launching pad for the careers of a lot of famous people. 

Pay & Benefits

Feds, Funding, Furloughs and the Fiscal Rollercoaster

How we got to where we are in the annual budget mess, and where we’re headed.

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.