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Tom Shoop

Vice President and Editor in Chief Tom Shoop is executive vice president and editor in chief at Government Executive Media Group, where he oversees 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 was named editor in chief in 2007.
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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...

Your Mom Was Right

July 15, 2005 Here's a public-private partnership for ya: The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention hooked up with a division of Procter & Gamble on a study showing--surprise, surprise--that handwashing can dramatically reduce the rate of infections among children under five. The study, conducted in Pakistan, found a 50 percent reduction in...

The Long View

July 15, 2005 The U.S. government puts on a good face overseas. Americans themselves are another matter. Any overseas trip offers the added benefit of a different perspective on the United States. That's true even when you visit a country that's not radically different from ours-such as Ireland, where I had the pleasure...

Homeland Security Reorganizzz...

July 14, 2005 Boy, Michael Chertoff really knows how to cut loose with a zinger, doesn't he? Actual quotes from his announcement yesterday on Homeland Security reorganization: "Modest but essential course corrections regarding organization will yield big dividends." "We as a nation must make tough choices about how to invest finite human and...

Fore!

July 14, 2005 Gerold Yonas, former chief scientist for the Strategic Defense Initiative and current head of the Advanced Concepts Group at Sandia National Laboratory, has a new dream, according to this Slate profile: building the perfect golf ball.

Out of Control

July 14, 2005 In advance of contract negotiations with air traffic controllers next week, the FAA fired a shot across the bow of the controllers union yesterday, issuing a report concluding that labor costs account for 80 percent of the agency's operating budget and that the first three years of the 1998 labor...

Back, Back, Back, Back...Gone!

July 14, 2005 Following a probe by the IRS's Criminal Investigation Division, former ESPN reporter Adrian K. Karsten was sentenced to 11 months in prison and nine months of home confinement for failing to file tax returns in 2000 and 2002, the Justice Department announced.