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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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Turn Out The Lights

July 12, 2005 The Energy Department, the Department of Housing and Urban Development and the Environmental Protection Agency have joined forces in a new crusade: to get you to stop wasting so damn much energy.

Slow Response

July 12, 2005 USA Today picks up a piece from the Christian Science Monitor today on the maddeningly slow process of getting first responder funding out to communities. Since 9/11, more than $7 billion have been appropriated for emergency response, but only a little more than $1.2 billion has actually gotten out to...

Doing Her PART

July 11, 2005 The group Citizens Against Government Waste has hit Rep. Darlene Hooley, D-Ore., with a double whammy in giving her its "Porker of the Month" award. A Hooley amendment to the House-approved fiscal 2006 Transportation-Treasury appropriations bill, the group noted, would add $9 million to the High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area...

Long Runway, Cheap

July 11, 2005 I guess this is what happens when you decide to get out of the space shuttle business. NASA has issued a formal request for expressions of interest from companies in using the Shuttle Landing Facility at Kennedy Space Center in Florida. But Donald Trump shouldn't start getting any ideas about...

Good Tax Collector, Bad Tax Collector

July 11, 2005 Nina Olsen, the IRS's national taxpayer advocate, hit the agency right between the eyes Friday, saying its "explicit and primary focus on increasing its enforcement activity," while "laudable," is also "very narrow.” The IRS, Olsen said, "should specifically state that its primary organizational goal is to increase voluntary compliance." And...

Puttering Around

July 11, 2005 In a stunning scientific breakthrough recorded in the Journal of Polymer Science B (Physics), scientists at Sandia National Laboratory, in work supported by the Energy Department's Office of Basic Energy Sciences, have used the Interfacial Force Microscope to achieve some of the first consistent measurements of the qualities of...Silly Putty.

Clockwork Orange

July 8, 2005 Tim Naftali of the University of Virginia's Miller Center of Public Affairs makes the case in Slate that Homeland Security chief Michael Chertoff should've left the terror alert level alone yesterday and just told Americans to tough it out. I'll admit to some eye-rolling after hearing that DHS was once...

Alien Contractors

July 8, 2005 Ever wonder how illegal immigrants blend into U.S. society and the American economy? Some of them find work as defense contractors.

Sing, Soldier!

July 8, 2005 I guess if we don't do stuff like this, then the terrorists win: the Defense Department has announced that a "Military Idol" competition, based on the hit Fox TV show, will begin Aug. 1.

Government 1, Media 0

July 8, 2005 Newsday Columnist James Pinkerton (anybody remember him from "New Paradigm" fame before reinventing government became all the rage?) opined yesterday that conservatives who are cheering the further decline of the "liberal media establishment" occasioned by the jailing of NY Times reporter Judith Miller ought to think twice. They may soon...