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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 Team Offers Inside Look at Transition Efforts--For $5,000

August 30, 2016 New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, who is heading up Donald Trump’s presidential transition planning, will host an “inside look” at how it is unfolding next month for donors who contribute $5,000 to help fund the effort. Politico’s Playbook reported the news of the fundraiser Tuesday. The event, for 40 donors,...

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Donald Trump Has Great Faith in Federal Bureaucrats

August 8, 2016 In a major economic address Monday at the Detroit Economic Club, Donald Trump offered up some boilerplate GOP criticism of his Democratic rival: “All Hillary Clinton has to offer,” he said, “is more of the same: more taxes, more regulations, more bureaucrats, more restrictions on American energy and American production.”...

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Two Decades of GovExec.com

August 1, 2016 Twenty years ago today, I was sitting in my office eagerly — and tensely — waiting for our information technology team to flip the switch on a server and launch us into the digital age. We’d spent months building GovExec.com from scratch to reach this moment of truth. Luckily, it...

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Good Luck With That 100-Day War on Waste, Mr. Trump

July 22, 2016 It was almost an afterthought in Donald Trump’s GOP nomination acceptance speech Thursday night, but in the midst of a law-and-order, America-first, no-more-bad-trade-deals address, there was a promise for a good old-fashioned war on waste in government. “We are going to ask every department head in government to provide a...

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Bill Would Allow Special Pay, Bonuses for Hard-to-Fill Federal Jobs

July 13, 2016 Agencies having difficulty filling jobs and retaining employees in remote locations would get new hiring and pay flexibilities under legislation introduced in the Senate Wednesday. The Flexible Hiring and Improving Recruitment, Retention, and Education Act, backed by Sen. Heidi Heitkamp, D-N.D., would increase agencies’ direct hiring authority, approve special pay...

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George Voinovich, the Rare Politician Who Fought for Better Management

June 13, 2016 Largely lost in the terrible news out of Orlando this weekend was the passing of a central figure in the early 21st century world of federal management: former Sen. George Voinovich, R-Ohio. Voinovich, a two-term senator, was a rare political bird: a lawmaker who cared about how government agencies are...

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It’s Not True That No One in Congress Takes Government Performance Seriously

June 7, 2016 Henry Cuellar is more than a little delighted to talk about government performance and customer service. After all, it’s not every day the Texas Democrat is asked to expound on a subject that’s clearly near and dear to his heart. And since he’s not only the driving force behind the...

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TSA, Big Government and the Controversy That Was Inevitable

June 1, 2016 In February 2002, I wrote a story for Government Executive centered on the debate (such as it was) over federalizing airport security under the Transportation Security Administration. After the 9/11 attacks, in a stunning reversal of the trend at the time toward privatizing government services, Congress voted overwhelmingly to federalize...

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What the FEMA Director Learned From Watching Monty Python

May 31, 2016 Over the weekend, Craig Fugate, administrator of the Federal Emergency Management Agency, became the latest government figure to appear on Wait, Wait Don’t Tell Me, the weekly National Public Radio news quiz. He was a good sport, taking part in the show’s “Not My Job” segment, in which he gamely...

So, What Does a CIO Actually Do All Day?

May 23, 2016 A day in the life of a chief information officer at a federal agency involves a lot of meetings, a search for consensus on key decisions and a dose of the unexpected. So said four federal CIOs who appeared at the ACT-IAC Management of Change conference Monday in Cambridge, Maryland....

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