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Tom Shoop

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Tom Shoop
Tom Shoop is the former executive vice president and editor in chief at Government Executive Media Group, where he oversaw editorial operations at Government Executive, Nextgov, Defense One and Route Fifty. He started as associate editor of Government Executive magazine in 1989; launched the company’s flagship website,, in 1996; and served as editor in chief from 2007 to 2021. He can be reached at
CIO Briefing

Government Hall of Fame Inductees To Be Unveiled Next Week

Honorees in the annual Theodore Roosevelt Government Leadership Awards will also be unveiled before a virtual gala in October.

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If There Ever Was a Time We Needed a Government Hall of Fame …

It’s now. Luckily, we have one. And nominations are open for this year’s class of inductees, along with the annual Teddy Awards for leadership achievement.

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Federal CIO Suzette Kent on Tools and Techniques for the New Way of Work

Federal agencies were modernizing their information technology systems and business processes at varying rates. Then came the pandemic.

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Help Pick This Year’s Government All-Star Team

Nominations are open for the second annual Theodore Roosevelt Government Leadership Awards.

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Now’s The Time To Share Your Bold Ideas and Stories

A chance to tell your colleagues across government about innovative approaches you’re implementing.

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Inaugural Inductees Into Government Hall of Fame Unveiled

From Clara Barton to the Apollo 11 crew, these exemplary individuals have made historic contributions to American government.

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Nominations Open for New Government Leadership Awards

We'll be naming an all-star team of officials who have gone above and beyond to serve the American people.

IT Modernization

To Improve Customer Experience, Start With Morale, Not Technology, Feds Say

Cultural factors, such as empowerment of staff, given greater weight than upgraded IT and bigger budgets.

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Doing Bold Work? Share Your Story

This is your chance to highlight the important work you’re doing, share your ideas with peers from other agencies and learn from their experiences.

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So, What Does a CIO Actually Do All Day?

Sits in lots of meetings, seeks to build consensus and handles the unexpected.

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Obama Calls for IT Procurement Reform

Purchasing changes must come after health care website is fixed, he says.

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Alleged Navy Yard Shooter Worked Under Major IT Contract

Aaron Alexis was employed by HP subcontractor on Navy Marine Corps Intranet program.

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How to Hack the System to Change Government

Jennifer Pahlka, government’s new deputy CTO, on pushing innovation in the federal context.


Is Government Now the Caboose of Technology?

Federal agencies used to drive technology innovation. Now, not so much.