Government Executive - Authors - Charles S. Clarkhttp://www.govexec.comCharlie Clark joined <i>Government Executive</i> in the fall of 2009. He has been on staff at <i>The Washington Post, Congressional Quarterly, National Journal</i>, Time-Life Books, <i>Tax Analysts</i>, the Association of Governing Boards of Universities and Colleges, and the National Center on Education and the Economy. He has written or edited online news, daily news stories, long features, wire copy, magazines, books and organizational media strategies.en-usWed, 27 Aug 2014 16:35:08 -0400IGs Should Do a Better Job of Helping Whistleblowers jabs Homeland Security, USAID and Railroad Board for failing to provide information about protections.Charles S. ClarkWed, 27 Aug 2014 16:35:08 -0400 Judges Want to Break Free from the Justice Department warn of retirement ‘tsunami’ if changes aren't made, cite record backlog amid border crisis.Charles S. ClarkWed, 27 Aug 2014 16:26:11 -0400 Attacks Labor Department's Elevator Posters, PR Contests'Wasteful' practices included hiring Nationals mascot, publishing employee magazine.Charles S. ClarkTue, 26 Aug 2014 16:28:42 -0400 Darrell Issa, R-Calif.Flickr user Gage SkidmoreEx-Pentagon Management Chief Isn't Worried By Spate of Staff Departures’s Beth McGrath says old office is in good hands, Defense agencies will find audit "illuminating."Charles S. ClarkTue, 26 Aug 2014 14:49:59 -0400 Fairchild/ file photoHomeland Security Science Chief Wants to Know What You Think His Goals Should Be Brothers launches collaborative online channel for feedback on long-term strategies.Charles S. ClarkMon, 25 Aug 2014 15:40:09 -0400 responders are among those invited to submit ideas. TFoxFoto / Shutterstock.comIs Pentagon’s ‘Security Cooperation’ Office Too Cooperative With Israel? complained the Defense Department is a little too eager to ship arms to the U.S. Ally.Charles S. ClarkFri, 22 Aug 2014 16:03:49 -0400 - FedblogPentagon spokesman Rear Adm. John Kirby says the department is "constantly assessing" how it handles arms sales to Israel.DOD photo by Glenn FawcettIt's Still Not That Hard to Defraud the Food Stamp Program' manual searches deemed more effective than website tools, watchdog finds.Charles S. ClarkFri, 22 Aug 2014 12:23:52 -0400 user NatalieMaynorCase of IG Who Sat Idle for 2 Years Continues to Trouble Grassley asks FBI for more information, says investigation took too long.Charles S. ClarkThu, 21 Aug 2014 16:31:16 -0400 Chuck Grassley, R-IowaFlickr user Gage SkidmoreNuclear Site Whistleblower Ordered Back on the Job finds Energy Department contractor retaliated in terminating her.Charles S. ClarkThu, 21 Aug 2014 16:16:07 -0400 at the Hanford Nuclear Reservation. J.D.S. / Shutterstock.comPentagon Financial Managers Embrace Data Tools Amid Austerity finds pessimism on information technology acquisition and workforce training.Charles S. ClarkWed, 20 Aug 2014 13:08:03 -0400 Viennet / ShutterstockTransparency Group Accuses a Dozen Agencies of 'Stonewalling' FOIA Requests of Action says White House has encouraged the practice.Charles S. ClarkTue, 19 Aug 2014 16:48:36 -0400 / Shutterstock.comMedicare Could Do More to Stop Duplicate Payments to Providers coordination of contractors could help curb improper payments.Charles S. ClarkTue, 19 Aug 2014 15:18:44 -0400 Maksim/Shutterstock.comConsumer Bureau's Complaint Site Draws a Complaint of Its Own Services Roundtable launches campaign against 'one-sided' website.Charles S. ClarkMon, 18 Aug 2014 16:26:39 -0400 user Adam FagenHow Many Big Contractors Are Actually Posing As Small Businesses? group and SBA paint different pictures.Charles S. ClarkMon, 18 Aug 2014 13:46:15 -0400 is among the companies the American Small Business League said was counted as a small firm. Andrey Bayda / Shutterstock.comMeet the Man Who’s Gauging the Damage From Snowden counterintelligence chief tackles the insider threat governmentwide.Charles S. ClarkFri, 15 Aug 2014 17:23:19 -0400 Evanina served nearly two decades in the FBI before joining the Office of the Director of National Intelligence.ODNICBO: Sequestration Cuts Are Unlikely This Year 2014 budget remains sufficient to avoid across-the-board reductions before the fiscal year ends.Charles S. ClarkFri, 15 Aug 2014 12:51:51 -0400 DARPA Chief Broke Ethics Rules, Watchdog Finds Dugan, now with Google, recommended her own product at the Pentagon.Charles S. ClarkThu, 14 Aug 2014 14:48:30 -0400 DARPA director Regina Dugan.Flickr user nosillacastIf Patent Office Staff Lied About Hours Worked, Why Are They So Productive? chief defends telework program, says managers’ claims of abuse are unfounded.Charles S. ClarkThu, 14 Aug 2014 06:40:37 -0400 Brandon/Associated PressTransparency Groups Want to Oust CIA Chief As White House Backs Him accused of violating criminal law and separation of powers.Charles S. ClarkWed, 13 Aug 2014 17:56:32 -0400 DepartmentEPA Partially Adopts OMB’s Guidance on Cost of Regulations finds estimates on carbon emissions could be sharpened to inform the public.Charles S. ClarkWed, 13 Aug 2014 17:15:45 -0400 staff accompanied Coast Guard staff on a regulatory flight in New York in 2012. EPA file photoComparing the Watergate Gang With Lois Lerner veteran Washington chronicler is eager to draw contrasts with the drama in today’s polarized government.Charles S. ClarkWed, 13 Aug 2014 15:09:20 -0400 - FedblogWikimedia CommonsGSA Steers More Office Supply Deals to Small Businesses new Strategic Sourcing contracts could save $90 million annually.Charles S. ClarkWed, 13 Aug 2014 13:45:52 -0400 Studio/Shutterstock.comReport: Agency Leaders Protected Teleworkers Who Lied About Their Hours Office's vaunted telecommuting program has a credibility problem.Charles S. ClarkMon, 11 Aug 2014 16:41:56 -0400 Mykola/Shutterstock.comMisbehaving Contractors Might Be in Luck At These Agencies and State are doing the worst job of tracking past performance, though all major agencies have improved recently, auditors find.Charles S. ClarkFri, 08 Aug 2014 12:56:10 -0400 Tom Carper, D-Del., urged better tracking. Flickr user thirdwaythinktankAgencies Team Up to Improve Communities Without Wrecking the Environment effort now reflects Obama's climate change push.Charles S. ClarkFri, 08 Aug 2014 12:00:00 -0400 Secretary Julian Casto says targeted investments will “enhance the health and wealth of communities for decades to come.”United States Department of Housing and Urban Development