recommended reading

author archives

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.

Results 3771-3780 of 4061

from govexec

Career Moves.

March 4, 2005 What's gotten into President Bush? First John Negroponte, with his four decades of government service, gets to be top dog in the intelligence world. Now Stephen L. Johnson, a 24-year career veteran of the Environmental Protection Agency, gets the nod to become its next director. It's almost as though experience...

from govexec

Sanitizer-in-Chief.

March 4, 2005 What did President Bush teach former HUD Secretary (now Florida senator) Mel Martinez? To use hand sanitizer "religiously." (Thanks, Scripps-Howard and the Hotline.)

from govexec

What Did Martha Eat?

March 4, 2005 Stewart, that is. In prison. According to Slate's "Explainer," between 3.90 to 6.31 pounds of food per day, including 0.10 to 0.25 pounds of fat, 0.75 to 1.50 pounds of vegetables, and 1.08 to 1.56 pounds of starches. That's based on Bureau of Prisons dietary guidelines. Kind of amazing that...

from govexec

GAO's Challenge.

March 3, 2005 Every day, I get a list of new GAO reports in my e-mail inbox. After reading the titles of these reports (and sometimes, heaven forbid, the reports themselves) for several years, I think I can say with confidence that GAO has scientifically determined that the state of almost every federal...

from govexec

On the Borders, In the Skies.

March 3, 2005 The Washington Times goes all-bureaucracy-all-the-time on its front page today, with two workforce related stories. One features Democrats ripping the administration for only asking for funds to hire 210 Border Patrol agents, instead of the 2,000 mandated in last year's intelligence reform law. The other accuses the Federal Air Marshals...

from govexec

Poor Porter.

March 2, 2005 This just in from CIA chief Porter Goss: My job's hard! It's really, really hard!

from govexec

Pentagon: Help Wanted.

March 2, 2005 AP reports that Donald Rumsfeld is desperately seeking a few top executives.

from govexec

Payback Time.

March 2, 2005 Pay-for-performance: It's not just for the federal workforce. It's for Medicare providers, too.

from govexec

Keeping Up Appearances.

March 2, 2005 A federal lawyer offers the following comments on the item below on "appearances" of conflicts of interest: "The most important reason why we keep the 'appearance of conflict' language in the discussion is to keep the discussions shorter. If the only thing we were allowed to worry about is actual...

from govexec

Factoid of the Day.

March 1, 2005 As GovExec's Shawn Zeller reports, the number of federal employees who lost their jobs due to reductions in force last year (1,276) was less than half the number (2,826) who died while members of the civil service.

Thank you for subscribing to newsletters from Nextgov.com.
We think these reports might interest you:

  • Data-Centric Security vs. Database-Level Security

    Database-level encryption had its origins in the 1990s and early 2000s in response to very basic risks which largely revolved around the theft of servers, backup tapes and other physical-layer assets. As noted in Verizon’s 2014, Data Breach Investigations Report (DBIR)1, threats today are far more advanced and dangerous.

    Download
  • Featured Content from RSA Conference: Dissed by NIST

    Learn more about the latest draft of the U.S. National Institute of Standards and Technology guidance document on authentication and lifecycle management.

    Download
  • PIV- I And Multifactor Authentication: The Best Defense for Federal Government Contractors

    This white paper explores NIST SP 800-171 and why compliance is critical to federal government contractors, especially those that work with the Department of Defense, as well as how leveraging PIV-I credentialing with multifactor authentication can be used as a defense against cyberattacks

    Download
  • Toward A More Innovative Government

    This research study aims to understand how state and local leaders regard their agency’s innovation efforts and what they are doing to overcome the challenges they face in successfully implementing these efforts.

    Download
  • From Volume to Value: UK’s NHS Digital Provides U.S. Healthcare Agencies A Roadmap For Value-Based Payment Models

    The U.S. healthcare industry is rapidly moving away from traditional fee-for-service models and towards value-based purchasing that reimburses physicians for quality of care in place of frequency of care.

    Download
  • GBC Flash Poll: Is Your Agency Safe?

    Federal leaders weigh in on the state of information security

    Download

When you download a report, your information may be shared with the underwriters of that document.