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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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Not Dead Yet

May 1, 1995 couple of months ago, on one of those chilly, gray drizzly days when Washington couldn't make up its mind whether to blossom into spring or stay in its winter shell, an angry knot of federal employees marched up the steps of the U.S. Capitol to deliver their verdict on the...

Exodus

June 1, 1994 n his State of the Union address last January. President Clinton had a rare opportunity to put his administration's crusade to reinvent government on the national agenda. Here's how he chose to describe it: "We've cut staff, cut perks, even trimmed the fleet of federal limousines. After years of leaders...

Targeting Middle Managers

January 1, 1994 hat set the Clinton Administration's National Performance Review apart from previous federal reform efforts was its earnest bureaucrat-friendliness. Vice President Al Gore's team, distancing itself from the abortive reforms of the Carter and Reagan eras, operated from the premise that convoluted systems of government, not individual bureaucrats were the source...

Goring the Bureaucracy

October 1, 1993 hen President Clinton put Vice President Gore in charge of the National Performance Review last March it was by no means clear that the massive management-reform effort would be taken any more seriously than the dozen or so other efficiency commissions in this century that have already tried to make...