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-usWed, 28 Jan 2015 17:20:26 -0500Consumer Agency and Financial Industry Offer Rare Display of Teamworkhttp://www.govexec.com/management/2015/01/consumer-agency-and-financial-industry-offer-rare-display-teamwork/104007/Industry will help teach students and workers strategies for avoiding scams.Charles S. ClarkWed, 28 Jan 2015 17:20:26 -0500http://www.govexec.com/management/2015/01/consumer-agency-and-financial-industry-offer-rare-display-teamwork/104007/ManagementShaun Jeffers / Shutterstock.comNew Plain Language Champs: Social Security, Homeland Security and SEChttp://www.govexec.com/management/2015/01/new-plain-language-champs-social-security-homeland-security-and-sec/103878/Education, Interior and State departments earn F’s on annual report card.Charles S. ClarkTue, 27 Jan 2015 17:44:56 -0500http://www.govexec.com/management/2015/01/new-plain-language-champs-social-security-homeland-security-and-sec/103878/Managementplanet5D LLC/Shutterstock.comNonprofits Offer Help with Agency Records Managementhttp://www.govexec.com/technology/2015/01/nonprofits-offer-help-agency-records-management/103800/National Archives welcomes input on preservation of electronic communications.Charles S. ClarkTue, 27 Jan 2015 08:33:58 -0500http://www.govexec.com/technology/2015/01/nonprofits-offer-help-agency-records-management/103800/TechGrisha Bruev/Shutterstock.comHomeland Security IG Protests Redactions in Report on Airport Security Lapses http://www.govexec.com/management/2015/01/homeland-security-ig-protests-redactions-report-airport-security-lapses/103704/TSA argued information omitted from the report on vulnerabilities at JFK Airport was sensitive.Charles S. ClarkMon, 26 Jan 2015 13:40:20 -0500http://www.govexec.com/management/2015/01/homeland-security-ig-protests-redactions-report-airport-security-lapses/103704/ManagementTerminal 5 at JFK International Airport. Leonard Zhukovsky / Shutterstock.comIt’s Hard to Know How Much Defense Is Really Spending on Conferenceshttp://www.govexec.com/management/2015/01/its-hard-know-how-much-pentagon-really-spending-conferences/103611/IG questions record-keeping.Charles S. ClarkFri, 23 Jan 2015 15:37:58 -0500http://www.govexec.com/management/2015/01/its-hard-know-how-much-pentagon-really-spending-conferences/103611/ManagementSmit / Shutterstock.comGeospatial Agency Chief Takes Care Not to Oversell Intelligence on the Islamic Statehttp://www.govexec.com/defense/2015/01/geospatial-agency-chief-takes-care-not-oversell-intelligence-islamic-state/103536/Cardillo praises Defense agency’s new transparency, role in Ebola crisis.Charles S. ClarkThu, 22 Jan 2015 16:51:28 -0500http://www.govexec.com/defense/2015/01/geospatial-agency-chief-takes-care-not-oversell-intelligence-islamic-state/103536/DefenseRobert CardilloManuel Balce Ceneta/AP file photoSurvey: Acquisition Workforce Falling Behind on Traininghttp://www.govexec.com/contracting/2015/01/survey-acquisition-workforce-falling-behind-training/103512/Contractors group warns that budget uncertainties and brain drain threaten prospects for improvement.Charles S. ClarkThu, 22 Jan 2015 13:57:04 -0500http://www.govexec.com/contracting/2015/01/survey-acquisition-workforce-falling-behind-training/103512/ContractingKPG_Payless / Shutterstock.comAir Marshal Whistleblower Wins Supreme Court Casehttp://www.govexec.com/management/2015/01/air-marshal-whistleblower-wins-supreme-court-case/103434/Robert MacLean ruling called victory for employee protections.Charles S. ClarkWed, 21 Jan 2015 15:10:35 -0500http://www.govexec.com/management/2015/01/air-marshal-whistleblower-wins-supreme-court-case/103434/Managementtrekandshoot/Shutterstock.comModel Telework Program Runs Into Problems of Its Ownhttp://www.govexec.com/management/2015/01/model-telework-program-runs-problems-its-own/103419/Watchdog finds that GSA doesn't know how many teleworkers it has, hasn't properly documented costs and hasn't enforced training requirements.Charles S. ClarkWed, 21 Jan 2015 13:39:34 -0500http://www.govexec.com/management/2015/01/model-telework-program-runs-problems-its-own/103419/ManagementSean Wandzilak / Shutterstock.comObama: Let's Set Sights Higher Than ‘Just Making Sure Government Doesn’t Screw Things Up’ http://www.govexec.com/oversight/2015/01/obama-lets-set-sights-higher-just-making-sure-government-doesnt-screw-things/103317/In State of the Union, president advocates an active government to help support a middle-class economy.Charles S. ClarkTue, 20 Jan 2015 22:57:03 -0500http://www.govexec.com/oversight/2015/01/obama-lets-set-sights-higher-just-making-sure-government-doesnt-screw-things/103317/OversightJ. Scott Applewhite/APThe Stories of Four VA Whistleblowers Who Exposed Lapsed Patient Carehttp://www.govexec.com/management/2015/01/stories-four-va-whistleblowers-who-exposed-lapsed-patient-care/103263/Office of Special Counsel has won 25 corrective actions since last April’s scandal.Charles S. ClarkTue, 20 Jan 2015 16:56:17 -0500http://www.govexec.com/management/2015/01/stories-four-va-whistleblowers-who-exposed-lapsed-patient-care/103263/ManagementKellis / Shutterstock.comDefense Employees Used Fake Website to Net Millions in Recruiting Bonuseshttp://www.govexec.com/oversight/2015/01/defense-employees-used-fake-website-net-millions-recruiting-bonuses/103278/Sen. Claire McCaskill blasts a scheme that provided couple with $4 million in unearned rewards.Charles S. ClarkTue, 20 Jan 2015 16:06:40 -0500http://www.govexec.com/oversight/2015/01/defense-employees-used-fake-website-net-millions-recruiting-bonuses/103278/OversightSen. Claire McCaskill says Army officials were aware of a bogus recruiting website and failed to act. Office of Sen. Claire McCaskill file photoThe Savings from Seven Key Afghanistan Audits: $1.1 Billionhttp://www.govexec.com/defense/2015/01/savings-seven-key-afghanistan-audits-11-billion/103233/SIGAR’s summary shows Defense Department declined to implement 35 of 209 recommendations.Charles S. ClarkTue, 20 Jan 2015 12:27:00 -0500http://www.govexec.com/defense/2015/01/savings-seven-key-afghanistan-audits-11-billion/103233/DefenseA recent audit looked at Defense's procedures to account for weapons provided to the Afghan National Security Forces. Special Inspector General for Afghanistan ReconstructionProspects for IRS Furloughs Will Depend on Filing Season Expenseshttp://www.govexec.com/management/2015/01/prospects-irs-furloughs-will-depend-filing-season-expenses/103152/Commissioner Koskinen denies he is exaggerating agency budget woes.Charles S. ClarkFri, 16 Jan 2015 16:05:30 -0500http://www.govexec.com/management/2015/01/prospects-irs-furloughs-will-depend-filing-season-expenses/103152/ManagementIRS Commissioner John Koskinen warns that budget cuts could force the agency to shut down for a couple of days. AP file photoTop Obamacare Chief to Step down Next Monthhttp://www.govexec.com/management/2015/01/top-obamacare-chief-step-down-next-month/103110/Marilyn Tavenner remained publicly unflappable amid rollout glitches.Charles S. ClarkFri, 16 Jan 2015 12:42:16 -0500http://www.govexec.com/management/2015/01/top-obamacare-chief-step-down-next-month/103110/ManagementMolly Riley/AP SEC Chair's Conflict of Interest Waiver Draws Scrutinyhttp://www.govexec.com/management/2015/01/sec-chairs-conflict-interest-waiver-draws-scrutiny/103029/Nonprofit POGO says Ethics Office’s decision perpetuates “revolving door.”Charles S. ClarkThu, 15 Jan 2015 16:11:19 -0500http://www.govexec.com/management/2015/01/sec-chairs-conflict-interest-waiver-draws-scrutiny/103029/ManagementSEC Chair Mary Jo WhiteCarolyn Kaster/AP file photoIRS Hits Filing Season Feeling Stretched Beyond Capacityhttp://www.govexec.com/management/2015/01/irs-hits-filing-season-feeling-stretched-beyond-capacity/102888/Officials reiterate that budget cuts could result in two-day agency shutdown and will harm customer service.Charles S. ClarkWed, 14 Jan 2015 15:57:20 -0500http://www.govexec.com/management/2015/01/irs-hits-filing-season-feeling-stretched-beyond-capacity/102888/ManagementIRS chief John Koskinen said the agency will "have no choice but to do less with less."APHouse Oversight Chair Vows ‘New Approach’ to Energy, Environment, Technologyhttp://www.govexec.com/oversight/2015/01/house-oversight-chair-vows-new-approach-energy-environment-technology/102117/Rep. Jason Chaffetz says “misguided decisions” by Washington bureaucrats have undermined local authorities.Charles S. ClarkFri, 02 Jan 2015 10:47:34 -0500http://www.govexec.com/oversight/2015/01/house-oversight-chair-vows-new-approach-energy-environment-technology/102117/OversightRep. Jason Chaffetz says “misguided decisions” by Washington bureaucrats have undermined local authorities.Rep. Jason Chaffetz file photoDefense Agency Faulted for Wrongful Challenge to Contractorhttp://www.govexec.com/contracting/2014/12/defense-agency-faulted-wrongful-challenge-contractor/102063/Pentagon IG requests restoration of $6.6 million in disallowed subcontractor expenses.Charles S. ClarkWed, 31 Dec 2014 11:00:00 -0500http://www.govexec.com/contracting/2014/12/defense-agency-faulted-wrongful-challenge-contractor/102063/ContractingFrontpage/Shutterstock.comCDC Officials Own Up to Missing Ebola Signalshttp://www.govexec.com/management/2014/12/cdc-officials-own-missing-ebola-signals/102054/The virus had infected 20,000 people in West Africa and claimed the lives of nearly 8,000 as of December 2014.Charles S. ClarkTue, 30 Dec 2014 10:58:38 -0500http://www.govexec.com/management/2014/12/cdc-officials-own-missing-ebola-signals/102054/ManagementA team from CDC observes health screening at the Conakry Maritime Port in Guinea.Emily Jentes/Centers for Disease Control and PreventionPass-Through Contracts for War Zones Need Monitoring, GAO Findshttp://www.govexec.com/defense/2014/12/pass-through-contracts-war-zones-need-monitoring-gao-finds/102024/Pentagon, State and USAID could be at risk of overpaying subcontractors.Charles S. ClarkMon, 29 Dec 2014 09:07:00 -0500http://www.govexec.com/defense/2014/12/pass-through-contracts-war-zones-need-monitoring-gao-finds/102024/DefenseAfghan boys play football in the city of Kabul, Afghanistan, Monday, Dec. 29, 2014.AP Photo/Rahmat GulAnti-ISIS Operation Gets Its Own Inspector Generalhttp://www.govexec.com/defense/2014/12/anti-isis-operation-gets-its-own-inspector-general/101958/Pentagon watchdog to lead audits of military and foreign aid campaigns.Charles S. ClarkTue, 23 Dec 2014 15:46:43 -0500http://www.govexec.com/defense/2014/12/anti-isis-operation-gets-its-own-inspector-general/101958/DefenseAn Islamic State flag flies near the border of Turkey and Syria. Lefteris Pitarakis/AP file photoHealth Service Marks Banner Year Without a Surgeon Generalhttp://www.govexec.com/management/2014/12/health-service-marks-banner-year-without-surgeon-general/101940/Commissioned corps took on Ebola and skin cancer, and reignited no-smoking campaign.Charles S. ClarkTue, 23 Dec 2014 14:54:53 -0500http://www.govexec.com/management/2014/12/health-service-marks-banner-year-without-surgeon-general/101940/ManagementDr. Vivek Murthy was sworn in as surgeon general Thursday after an 18-month leadership void.AP Photo/Charles DharapakSenate Appropriations Chief: IRS Cuts Could Have Been Much Worsehttp://www.govexec.com/oversight/2014/12/senate-appropriations-chief-irs-could-have-been-much-worse/101871/Mikulski says spending bill negotiations removed far-steeper decreases favored by the House.Charles S. ClarkMon, 22 Dec 2014 17:10:08 -0500http://www.govexec.com/oversight/2014/12/senate-appropriations-chief-irs-could-have-been-much-worse/101871/OversightSen. Barbara Mikulski, D-Md.Bill Hrybyk/Goddard Space Flight Center file photoEPA’s Budget Cut Shrinks Staff to Smallest Since 1989http://www.govexec.com/management/2014/12/epas-budget-cut-shrinks-staff-smallest-1989/101847/As GOP intensifies oversight, agency vows to continue with mission.Charles S. ClarkMon, 22 Dec 2014 15:40:53 -0500http://www.govexec.com/management/2014/12/epas-budget-cut-shrinks-staff-smallest-1989/101847/ManagementRuud Morijn Photographer / Shutterstock.com