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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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Trump Continues to Insist He’ll Never Fill Some Top Government Jobs

November 3, 2017 President Trump took up the issue of the slow pace of political appointments in his administration Thursday, again indicating some of the top slots will never be filled. In a Fox News interview, Laura Ingraham asked Trump whether the lack of appointees at the State Department was hindering his ability...

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Trump to Cabinet: I’m Cutting Your Budgets, But Expect ‘Lots of Heart’

October 16, 2017 President Trump held a Cabinet meeting Wednesday to discuss a range of domestic policy issues. He opened the session by telling the assembled department leaders they needed to fight to reduce their own budgets. But lest the president be perceived as a cold, calculating cost-cutter, he said he still expected...

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Trump Disbands Labor-Management Forums at Federal Agencies

September 29, 2017 President Trump issued an order Friday disbanding labor-management forums at federal agencies that were created during the Obama administration. Trump rescinded Executive Order 13522, issued in December 2009, which established a National Council on Federal Labor-Management Relations and set up a mechanism for implementing department- and agency-level labor-management forums across...

Federal Agencies Respond to ‘Unprecedented’ Texas Storm

August 27, 2017 As massive amounts of rainfall associated with Hurricane Harvey caused severe flooding in Houston, Texas and other areas of the state, federal officials worked closely with state and local officials on rescue and recovery efforts. Harvey made landfall late Friday as a category 4 hurricane. By Sunday, it had been...

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Federal Agencies Respond to ‘Unprecedented’ Texas Storm

August 27, 2017 As massive amounts of rainfall associated with Hurricane Harvey caused severe flooding in Houston, Texas and other areas of the state, federal officials worked closely with state and local officials on rescue and recovery efforts. Harvey made landfall late Friday as a category 4 hurricane. By Sunday, it had been...

Doing Bold Work? Share Your Story

June 23, 2017 Last year, in the inaugural weeklong Fedstival, Government Executive and Nextgov convened leading federal officials and thinkers to share ideas about tackling government’s biggest challenges. Now, we’re deep into planning for Fedstival 2017, which will take place from Sept. 18-22 in Washington. The series of events culminates in Bold Friday,...

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Doing Bold Work? Share Your Story

June 23, 2017 Last year, in the inaugural weeklong Fedstival, Government Executive and Nextgov convened leading federal officials and thinkers to share ideas about tackling government’s biggest challenges. Now we’re deep into planning for Fedstival 2017, which will take place from Sept. 18-22 in Washington. The series of events culminates in Bold Friday,...

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Most Feds Say Agencies Aren’t Interested in Their Ideas

June 5, 2017 Earlier this year, Trump administration officials said they would seek out the input of federal employees as they craft plans for reforming and reorganizing government. If that actually happens, many federal employees apparently would find it to be a refreshing change. According to a new survey released by Eagle Hill...

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Honoring Great Ideas in State and Local Government

June 2, 2017 Last year, Government Executive’s sister publication Route Fifty, which focuses on state and local government, debuted the Navigator Awards to identify and highlight ideas and innovations that are being put into practice across the country. The Route Fifty team carefully evaluated a pool of team and individual entries, choosing 50...

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Run (or Walk) To Help Out Feds in Need

March 10, 2017 Here are three things you can do on Sunday, May 7: raise funds to help out federal employees in need, show support generally for public servants, and get some exercise. And you can do them all simultaneously at the Federal Employee Education and Assistance Fund’s annual 5K Run/Walk. FEEA is...