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Tom Shoop

Tom Shoop
Tom Shoop is executive vice president and editor in chief at Government Executive Media Group, where he oversees 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 was named editor in chief in 2007.

Beyond Buzzwords and Dashboards: Effective Approaches to Performance Management

In a new book, Katherine Barrett and Richard Greene assess the state of efforts to improve state and local government operations.

Public Safety

Trump Orders 'A Plus Treatment' for Alabama Tornado Victims

The president has given his team high marks for previous emergency response efforts.


How FEMA Identified Its Mission and Consolidated

Craig Fugate survived eight years managing FEMA through disasters. Here's how.

Tech & Data

State Cyber Officials Say Governors Are Paying More Attention to Them

Lack of funding to handle potential security threats remains a top concern, according to a biennial survey from NASCIO and Deloitte.


For State CIOs, the Time Has Come to Be Agile

“Waterfall has led us into a lot of wasted time and effort,” says Maryland’s state chief information officer, David Garcia.