Government Executive - Authors - Charles S. Clark 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 Probe and SBA faulted for mishandling Hurricane Sandy aid.Charles S. ClarkMon, 02 Mar 2015 18:02:55 -0500 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 Reviews Mason Professor Keith Hall defended government’s jobless numbers from attacks.Charles S. ClarkMon, 02 Mar 2015 14:37:38 -0500 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 Ombudsman would codify powers of the office responsible for mediating disputes between requesters and agencies.Charles S. ClarkFri, 27 Feb 2015 16:16:46 -0500 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 Weeks evening hearing on the discovery, House members tangle over alleged ‘criminal’ acts and IG bias.Charles S. ClarkFri, 27 Feb 2015 14:11:34 -0500"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 Milestones finds weapons program managers valued input in only 10 percent of cases.Charles S. ClarkThu, 26 Feb 2015 15:16:43 -0500 Department file photoSenators Launch Whistleblower Protection Caucus to Send Message 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 -0500 Studio/Shutterstock.comDHS Office Reminds Employees Counseling Is Available If There’s a Shutdown also affect contractors, and IG weighs in with warning that nearly all oversight would cease.Charles S. ClarkThu, 26 Feb 2015 10:57:28 -0500 Balce Ceneta/APSenator Demands Disclosure of Inspectors General Salaries Claire McCaskill warns some are making twice as much as others.Charles S. ClarkWed, 25 Feb 2015 17:06:33 -0500 & BenefitsFlickr user Senate DemocratsHow the Congressional Budget Office Won Over Lawmakers'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 -0500"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 Cuts 2016 budget proposes eliminating 133 jobs in law enforcement.Charles S. ClarkTue, 24 Feb 2015 14:20:25 -0500 in Olympic National Forest in Washington state. U.S. Forest ServiceWatchdog Launches Review on Future Size of Afghan Forces comes on heels of Carter visit and rethinking of U.S. troop strength.Charles S. ClarkTue, 24 Feb 2015 12:22:14 -0500 Secretary Ashton Carter arrives at Kandahar on his first visit to Afghanistan since his swearing in. Jonathan Ernst/APAir Force Restores Eligibility to Controversial Contractor specialist FedBid reorganizes after Veterans Affairs dispute.Charles S. ClarkMon, 23 Feb 2015 15:58:44 -0500"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 Job from the Obama administration have topped 1 billion.Charles S. ClarkMon, 23 Feb 2015 14:16:55 -0500 of the United States David FerrieroFlickr user Kim Walker/Elon UniversityBroadcasting Board’s New CEO: 'I Didn't Come Here to Cut' Lack tells troubled staff he is aiming for growth.Charles S. ClarkFri, 20 Feb 2015 14:15:48 -0500 BBG chief executive Andrew Lack. BBGScaled-Back DHS Headquarters Plan Would Squeeze 3,000 More People Into the Same Space 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 -0500 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 Awards’s Ash Center recognizes 13 federal programs in state-centered list.Charles S. ClarkThu, 19 Feb 2015 13:28:14 -0500 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 Published agencies set the schedule, publisher won’t discuss timing.Charles S. ClarkWed, 18 Feb 2015 16:20:15 -0500 Actually Pay Attention to Most GAO Recommendations shows 81 percent of recommendations have been executed over the past 26 years.Charles S. ClarkWed, 18 Feb 2015 13:44:09 -0500 / Shutterstock.comKeys to Making Government Work That Are Hidden in Plain Sight management theorist’s latest smorgasbord of lessons from the states.Charles S. ClarkWed, 18 Feb 2015 09:00:00 -0500 & LocalMaryland State House, AnnapolisFlickr user Doug KerrBipartisan Duo to Reintroduce Bill on Evidence-Based Policymaking would create a panel to study expanding the use of data to assess program performance.Charles S. ClarkTue, 17 Feb 2015 08:00:00 -0500 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 Budgeteers expect more agencies to embrace shared services.Charles S. ClarkFri, 13 Feb 2015 14:13:00 -0500 Obama's fiscal 2016 budget arrives on Capitol Hill. J. Scott Applewhite/APIRS Welcomes Jump in Taxpayers Using Its Website volume around President’s Day expected to strain staff.Charles S. ClarkFri, 13 Feb 2015 12:09:39 -0500 Chief Refuses to Apologize to Lawmakers on Missing Emails oversight panel member accuses Koskinen of 'misleading' Congress and American people.Charles S. ClarkThu, 12 Feb 2015 13:22:28 -0500 chief John KoskinenSusan Walsh/APSenator Demands IRS Explanation of Email Recovery general reports 16,000 Lois Lerner documents that may be new.Charles S. ClarkWed, 11 Feb 2015 17:13:26 -0500 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 contracting and FDA oversight of medical products come closer to getting off the list.Charles S. ClarkWed, 11 Feb 2015 14:14:24 -0500 D. Franklin/AP file photo