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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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On The Road Again

July 19, 2005 Your loyal Fedblogger is off again, this time to the great state of Minnesota. I'll be back on Monday, ready to liveblog at Excellence in Government. Until then, I'll update when and if I can.

A Soldier's Tale

July 19, 2005 How's this for a story? Army medic is shot in the chest by Iraqi sniper, pops right back up (thanks to body armor), helps his unit track down the shooter (who is wounded in the process), and then administers medical care to him. Read about it in Army Times, and...

Dinosaurs and Dollars

July 19, 2005 The National Parks Conservation says it's great that a dinosaur track was recently uncovered in Denali National Park, but not so great that the group's 2003 assessment concluded “funding is woefully inadequate to carry out needed research and protection” at the park. Denali received a “poor” rating for the condition...

Will This Be On The Test?

July 19, 2005 Get ready for your Constitution lessons. The Post reports today on a measure, tucked into an appropriations bill last year, requiring that all executive branch employees receive training materials about the Constitution on Sept. 17, the holiday marking the day the document was signed in 1787. The provision was a...

Giving Aid and Comfort to the Press

July 18, 2005 Memo to Defense Department public affairs officers: The boss says if you don't give reporters the truth, the whole truth and nothing but the truth, well, then you're a traitor. From Donald Rumsfeld's op-ed in today's Wall Street Journal: "When a government official is found to have put out information...

'Evil' and 'Villainy' at Interior

July 18, 2005 U.S. District Judge Royce Lamberth has really gone (or been driven, depending on how you look at it) around the bend in his hatred of the Interior Department. Last week, the Post noted some choice quotes in his latest opinion in the long-running dispute over the department's handling of billons...

ICE Crosses OSHA

July 18, 2005 Interesting backstory to the recent report that Immigration and Customs Enforcement had pulled off a raid targeting illegal immigrants working for Defense contractors at Seymour Johnson Air Force Base in Goldsboro, N.C. The NY Times reported this weekend that the folks at OSHA are royally irritated that ICE rounded up...

Base Vote Challenge

July 18, 2005 Members of Congress continue to fire every conceivable arrow in their quivers when it comes to trying to change the Pentagon's base-closing proposals. Friday, Sens. Pete Domenici and Jeff Bingaman of New Mexico teamed up to take issue with how the decision about Cannon Air Force Base in the state...

Take That, Taliban!

July 15, 2005 Only the best for our forward-deployed troops in Afghanistan. They were recently treated to the musical talents of ThundHerStruck, an "all-female AC/DC-tribute band" (according to the Pentagon's in-house news service ). Pfc. Brock Horner, a paratrooper with the oh-so-appropriately named Task Force Rock, reported that the show was "awesome."

Liveblogging Excellence

July 15, 2005 A programming note: from July 25-27, I'll be blogging live from our Excellence in Government conference here in Washington. At the risk of shameless self-promotion, the speakers' lineup this year is very good (three Cabinet secretaries will be there--DHS's Michael Chertoff, VA's Jim Nicholson and USDA's Mike Johanns--and OPM's new...