Government Executive - Authors - Charles S. Clarkhttp://www.govexec.com/voices/charles-s-clark/2332/Charlie 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-usMon, 02 Mar 2015 18:02:55 -0500Senators Press for Flood Insurance Fraud Probehttp://www.govexec.com/management/2015/03/senators-press-flood-insurance-fraud-probe/106503/FEMA and SBA faulted for mishandling Hurricane Sandy aid.Charles S. ClarkMon, 02 Mar 2015 18:02:55 -0500http://www.govexec.com/management/2015/03/senators-press-flood-insurance-fraud-probe/106503/ManagementResidents walk in Seaside Heights, N.J., days after Hurricane Sandy made landfall Oct. 29, 2012.Julio Cortez/Associated Press file photoRepublican Pick for CBO Director Draws Mostly Good Reviewshttp://www.govexec.com/management/2015/03/republican-pick-cbo-director-draws-mostly-good-reviews/106446/George Mason Professor Keith Hall defended government’s jobless numbers from attacks.Charles S. ClarkMon, 02 Mar 2015 14:37:38 -0500http://www.govexec.com/management/2015/03/republican-pick-cbo-director-draws-mostly-good-reviews/106446/ManagementHouse Budget Committee Chairman Tom Price, R-Ga., says Keith Hall brings an impressive level of expertise to CBO. Charles Dharapak/Associated Press file photoFOIA Reform Draws Backing from Ex-Archives Ombudsmanhttp://www.govexec.com/oversight/2015/02/foia-reform-draws-backing-ex-archives-ombudsman/106341/Bill would codify powers of the office responsible for mediating disputes between requesters and agencies.Charles S. ClarkFri, 27 Feb 2015 16:16:46 -0500http://www.govexec.com/oversight/2015/02/foia-reform-draws-backing-ex-archives-ombudsman/106341/OversightMark Meadows, R-N.C., wants to streamline the way FOIA requests are handled.House Oversight and Government Reform Committee file photo.How a Treasury Watchdog Found Long-Lost Lois Lerner Emails in Just Two Weekshttp://www.govexec.com/oversight/2015/02/how-treasury-watchdog-found-long-lost-lois-lerner-emails-just-two-weeks/106320/During evening hearing on the discovery, House members tangle over alleged ‘criminal’ acts and IG bias.Charles S. ClarkFri, 27 Feb 2015 14:11:34 -0500http://www.govexec.com/oversight/2015/02/how-treasury-watchdog-found-long-lost-lois-lerner-emails-just-two-weeks/106320/Oversight"I find this shocking" that the IG could find the emails so quickly, said Rep. Jason Chaffetz, R-Utah.Susan Walsh/APPentagon Acquisition Bosses Ho-Hum on Multiple Reviews for Passing Milestoneshttp://www.govexec.com/contracting/2015/02/pentagon-acquisition-bosses-ho-hum-multiple-reviews-passing-milestones/106221/GAO finds weapons program managers valued input in only 10 percent of cases.Charles S. ClarkThu, 26 Feb 2015 15:16:43 -0500http://www.govexec.com/contracting/2015/02/pentagon-acquisition-bosses-ho-hum-multiple-reviews-passing-milestones/106221/ContractingDefense Department file photoSenators Launch Whistleblower Protection Caucus to Send Messagehttp://www.govexec.com/oversight/2015/02/senators-launch-whistleblower-protection-caucus-send-message/106206/Grassley and Wyden cross the aisle to reinforce that those who report fraud or abuse “deserve praise, not hostility.”Charles S. ClarkThu, 26 Feb 2015 14:14:19 -0500http://www.govexec.com/oversight/2015/02/senators-launch-whistleblower-protection-caucus-send-message/106206/OversightAfrica Studio/Shutterstock.comDHS Office Reminds Employees Counseling Is Available If There’s a Shutdownhttp://www.govexec.com/oversight/2015/02/dhs-office-reminds-employees-counseling-available-if-theres-shutdown/106173/Preparations also affect contractors, and IG weighs in with warning that nearly all oversight would cease.Charles S. ClarkThu, 26 Feb 2015 10:57:28 -0500http://www.govexec.com/oversight/2015/02/dhs-office-reminds-employees-counseling-available-if-theres-shutdown/106173/OversightManuel Balce Ceneta/APSenator Demands Disclosure of Inspectors General Salarieshttp://www.govexec.com/pay-benefits/2015/02/senator-demands-disclosure-inspectors-general-salaries/106125/Sen. Claire McCaskill warns some are making twice as much as others.Charles S. ClarkWed, 25 Feb 2015 17:06:33 -0500http://www.govexec.com/pay-benefits/2015/02/senator-demands-disclosure-inspectors-general-salaries/106125/Pay & BenefitsFlickr user Senate DemocratsHow the Congressional Budget Office Won Over Lawmakers http://www.govexec.com/oversight/2015/02/how-congressional-budget-office-won-over-lawmakers/106083/Agency's objectivity helped it stay above the political fray, past directors note at 40th anniversary event.Charles S. ClarkWed, 25 Feb 2015 14:33:47 -0500http://www.govexec.com/oversight/2015/02/how-congressional-budget-office-won-over-lawmakers/106083/Oversight"If CBO didn't exist, it would have to be created to offset the polarization" in today's political environment, former director Peter Orszag (2007-08) said. Lauren Victoria Burke/AP file photoEnvironmentalists Protest Forest Service Job Cutshttp://www.govexec.com/management/2015/02/environmentalists-protest-forest-service-job-cuts/105963/Fiscal 2016 budget proposes eliminating 133 jobs in law enforcement.Charles S. ClarkTue, 24 Feb 2015 14:20:25 -0500http://www.govexec.com/management/2015/02/environmentalists-protest-forest-service-job-cuts/105963/ManagementSunset in Olympic National Forest in Washington state. U.S. Forest ServiceWatchdog Launches Review on Future Size of Afghan Forceshttp://www.govexec.com/defense/2015/02/watchdog-launches-review-future-size-afghan-forces/105945/Move comes on heels of Carter visit and rethinking of U.S. troop strength.Charles S. ClarkTue, 24 Feb 2015 12:22:14 -0500http://www.govexec.com/defense/2015/02/watchdog-launches-review-future-size-afghan-forces/105945/DefenseDefense Secretary Ashton Carter arrives at Kandahar on his first visit to Afghanistan since his swearing in. Jonathan Ernst/APAir Force Restores Eligibility to Controversial Contractorhttp://www.govexec.com/contracting/2015/02/air-force-restores-eligibility-controversial-contractor/105861/Reverse-auction specialist FedBid reorganizes after Veterans Affairs dispute.Charles S. ClarkMon, 23 Feb 2015 15:58:44 -0500http://www.govexec.com/contracting/2015/02/air-force-restores-eligibility-controversial-contractor/105861/Contracting"We look forward to continuing to provide an innovative online marketplace," said FedBid CEO Joe Jordan, who until January 2014 headed the White House Office of Federal Procurement Policy. Timothy White/OPM National Archives Chief Outlines 80-Year Cleanup Jobhttp://www.govexec.com/management/2015/02/national-archives-chief-outlines-80-year-cleanup-job/105837/Emails from the Obama administration have topped 1 billion.Charles S. ClarkMon, 23 Feb 2015 14:16:55 -0500http://www.govexec.com/management/2015/02/national-archives-chief-outlines-80-year-cleanup-job/105837/ManagementArchivist of the United States David FerrieroFlickr user Kim Walker/Elon UniversityBroadcasting Board’s New CEO: 'I Didn't Come Here to Cut'http://www.govexec.com/management/2015/02/broadcasting-boards-new-ceo-i-didnt-come-here-cut/105717/Andrew Lack tells troubled staff he is aiming for growth.Charles S. ClarkFri, 20 Feb 2015 14:15:48 -0500http://www.govexec.com/management/2015/02/broadcasting-boards-new-ceo-i-didnt-come-here-cut/105717/ManagementNew BBG chief executive Andrew Lack. BBGScaled-Back DHS Headquarters Plan Would Squeeze 3,000 More People Into the Same Spacehttp://www.govexec.com/management/2015/02/scaled-back-dhs-headquarters-plan-would-squeeze-3000-more-people-same-space/105654/Flexible workplace strategies would help accommodate 17,000 employees in an area originally planned for 14,000.Charles S. ClarkThu, 19 Feb 2015 16:39:47 -0500http://www.govexec.com/management/2015/02/scaled-back-dhs-headquarters-plan-would-squeeze-3000-more-people-same-space/105654/ManagementThe Coast Guard is the only agency that has moved to the new location so far. Coline Sperling / Coast Guard file photoVA and NASA Win Multiple Innovation Awardshttp://www.govexec.com/management/2015/02/va-and-nasa-win-multiple-innovation-awards/105624/Harvard’s Ash Center recognizes 13 federal programs in state-centered list.Charles S. ClarkThu, 19 Feb 2015 13:28:14 -0500http://www.govexec.com/management/2015/02/va-and-nasa-win-multiple-innovation-awards/105624/ManagementThe 2012 ribbon cutting ceremony for VA's Warriors to Workforce program, which won an innovation award. Robert Turtil/VA file photoFederal Register Clarifies When Rules Get Publishedhttp://www.govexec.com/management/2015/02/federal-register-clarifies-when-rules-get-published/105555/Because agencies set the schedule, publisher won’t discuss timing.Charles S. ClarkWed, 18 Feb 2015 16:20:15 -0500http://www.govexec.com/management/2015/02/federal-register-clarifies-when-rules-get-published/105555/ManagementAgencies Actually Pay Attention to Most GAO Recommendationshttp://www.govexec.com/management/2015/02/agencies-actually-pay-attention-most-gao-recommendations/105534/Study shows 81 percent of recommendations have been executed over the past 26 years.Charles S. ClarkWed, 18 Feb 2015 13:44:09 -0500http://www.govexec.com/management/2015/02/agencies-actually-pay-attention-most-gao-recommendations/105534/ManagementDeeaF / Shutterstock.comKeys to Making Government Work That Are Hidden in Plain Sighthttp://www.govexec.com/state-local/2015/02/keys-making-government-work-are-hidden-plain-sight/105480/A management theorist’s latest smorgasbord of lessons from the states.Charles S. ClarkWed, 18 Feb 2015 09:00:00 -0500http://www.govexec.com/state-local/2015/02/keys-making-government-work-are-hidden-plain-sight/105480/State & LocalMaryland State House, AnnapolisFlickr user Doug KerrBipartisan Duo to Reintroduce Bill on Evidence-Based Policymakinghttp://www.govexec.com/management/2015/02/bipartisan-duo-reintroduce-bill-evidence-based-policymaking/105393/Legislation would create a panel to study expanding the use of data to assess program performance.Charles S. ClarkTue, 17 Feb 2015 08:00:00 -0500http://www.govexec.com/management/2015/02/bipartisan-duo-reintroduce-bill-evidence-based-policymaking/105393/ManagementRep. Paul Ryan, R-Wis., announced Friday he will offer the bill again, along with Sen. Patty Murray, D-Wash. J. Scott Applewhite/APOMB's Management Side May Coordinate Earlier With Budgeteershttp://www.govexec.com/management/2015/02/ombs-management-side-may-coordinate-earlier-budgeteers/105336/Controllers expect more agencies to embrace shared services.Charles S. ClarkFri, 13 Feb 2015 14:13:00 -0500http://www.govexec.com/management/2015/02/ombs-management-side-may-coordinate-earlier-budgeteers/105336/ManagementPresident Obama's fiscal 2016 budget arrives on Capitol Hill. J. Scott Applewhite/APIRS Welcomes Jump in Taxpayers Using Its Websitehttp://www.govexec.com/technology/2015/02/irs-welcomes-jump-taxpayers-using-its-website/105321/Call volume around President’s Day expected to strain staff.Charles S. ClarkFri, 13 Feb 2015 12:09:39 -0500http://www.govexec.com/technology/2015/02/irs-welcomes-jump-taxpayers-using-its-website/105321/TechIRSIRS Chief Refuses to Apologize to Lawmakers on Missing Emailshttp://www.govexec.com/oversight/2015/02/irs-chief-refuses-apologize-lawmakers-missing-emails/105240/Republican oversight panel member accuses Koskinen of 'misleading' Congress and American people.Charles S. ClarkThu, 12 Feb 2015 13:22:28 -0500http://www.govexec.com/oversight/2015/02/irs-chief-refuses-apologize-lawmakers-missing-emails/105240/OversightIRS chief John KoskinenSusan Walsh/APSenator Demands IRS Explanation of Email Recoveryhttp://www.govexec.com/management/2015/02/senator-demands-irs-explanation-email-recovery/105153/Inspector general reports 16,000 Lois Lerner documents that may be new.Charles S. ClarkWed, 11 Feb 2015 17:13:26 -0500http://www.govexec.com/management/2015/02/senator-demands-irs-explanation-email-recovery/105153/ManagementSen. Ron Johnson, R-Wis., requested answers by Feb. 24. J. Scott Applewhite/AP file photoVeterans Health Care and IT Acquisition Added to GAO's High-Risk List http://www.govexec.com/management/2015/02/veterans-health-care-and-it-acquisition-added-gaos-high-risk-list/105117/Defense contracting and FDA oversight of medical products come closer to getting off the list.Charles S. ClarkWed, 11 Feb 2015 14:14:24 -0500http://www.govexec.com/management/2015/02/veterans-health-care-and-it-acquisition-added-gaos-high-risk-list/105117/ManagementRoss D. Franklin/AP file photo