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-usFri, 27 Mar 2015 13:50:20 -0400House Defense Acquisition Reform Plan Seen as Step in the Right Direction http://www.govexec.com/defense/2015/03/house-defense-acquisition-reform-plan-seen-step-right-direction/108655/Armed Services chairman would streamline “broken” system to boost workforce, regain tech edge.Charles S. ClarkFri, 27 Mar 2015 13:50:20 -0400http://www.govexec.com/defense/2015/03/house-defense-acquisition-reform-plan-seen-step-right-direction/108655/DefenseDefense Department file photoLaw Enforcement Agency Supervisors Turned Blind Eye to 'Loud Parties With Prostitutes' http://www.govexec.com/defense/2015/03/law-enforcement-agency-supervisors-turned-blind-eye-loud-parties-prostitutes/108580/Justice IG finds problems reporting allegations of sexual misconduct and harassment at several agencies.Charles S. ClarkThu, 26 Mar 2015 17:02:13 -0400http://www.govexec.com/defense/2015/03/law-enforcement-agency-supervisors-turned-blind-eye-loud-parties-prostitutes/108580/DefenseAndres Leighton/AP file photoWays and Means Readies a Batch of Bills Targeting IRShttp://www.govexec.com/oversight/2015/03/ways-and-means-readies-batch-bills-targeting-irs/108547/Exempt Organizations employees showing political bias could be fired.Charles S. ClarkThu, 26 Mar 2015 14:01:12 -0400http://www.govexec.com/oversight/2015/03/ways-and-means-readies-batch-bills-targeting-irs/108547/OversightMark Van Scyoc / Shutterstock.comOMB Ratchets Up Pressure on Agencies to Reduce Office Spacehttp://www.govexec.com/management/2015/03/omb-ratchets-pressure-agencies-reduce-office-space/108421/New national strategy goes beyond “Freeze the Footprint” effort.Charles S. ClarkWed, 25 Mar 2015 13:19:05 -0400http://www.govexec.com/management/2015/03/omb-ratchets-pressure-agencies-reduce-office-space/108421/ManagementHitdelight / Shutterstock.comModified FOIA Reform Bill Clears House Oversight Panelhttp://www.govexec.com/oversight/2015/03/modified-foia-reform-bill-clears-house-oversight-panel/108412/GSA is preparing a centralized portal to consolidate all requests.Charles S. ClarkWed, 25 Mar 2015 12:43:45 -0400http://www.govexec.com/oversight/2015/03/modified-foia-reform-bill-clears-house-oversight-panel/108412/OversightThe bill was introduced by former House Oversight and Government Reform Chairman Rep. Darrell Issa, R-Calif., and Democratic Rep. Elijah Cummings (not pictured). Molly Riley/AP Pentagon’s Quest for Clean Books Takes Hit http://www.govexec.com/defense/2015/03/pentagons-quest-clean-books-takes-hit/108340/The IG withdrew the Marine Corps audit after new information was discovered.Charles S. ClarkTue, 24 Mar 2015 17:34:29 -0400http://www.govexec.com/defense/2015/03/pentagons-quest-clean-books-takes-hit/108340/DefenseBrad Ingram/Shutterstock.comSurvey: Feds Favor Face-to-Face Meetings Over Videoconferencinghttp://www.govexec.com/management/2015/03/survey-feds-favor-face-face-meetings-over-videoconferencing/108328/Meeting-planning industry offers data to counter travel budget cuts.Charles S. ClarkTue, 24 Mar 2015 17:08:17 -0400http://www.govexec.com/management/2015/03/survey-feds-favor-face-face-meetings-over-videoconferencing/108328/ManagementMatej Kastelic / Shutterstock.comPlan to Reorganize Agriculture Department Unit Surprises Lawmakerhttp://www.govexec.com/management/2015/03/plan-reorganize-agriculture-department-unit-surprises-lawmaker/108286/House chairman Aderholt questions fate of Rural Business-Cooperative Service.Charles S. ClarkTue, 24 Mar 2015 14:05:27 -0400http://www.govexec.com/management/2015/03/plan-reorganize-agriculture-department-unit-surprises-lawmaker/108286/Managementantb / Shutterstock.comUnion Decries Pentagon’s Proposed Cuts to Commissary Subsidyhttp://www.govexec.com/defense/2015/03/union-decries-pentagons-proposed-cuts-commissary-subsidy/108205/AFGE warns of “Walmartization” as DoD retailers struggle to stay open.Charles S. ClarkMon, 23 Mar 2015 16:11:47 -0400http://www.govexec.com/defense/2015/03/union-decries-pentagons-proposed-cuts-commissary-subsidy/108205/DefenseA customer checks out at the commissary at Marine Corps Air Station New River, N.C. Lance Cpl. Andy Orozco/Defense Department file photoDid an IG Vacancy Delay Exposure of Clinton Emails?http://www.govexec.com/technology/2015/03/did-ig-vacancy-delay-exposure-clinton-emails/108187/POGO criticizes State Department watchdog for overlooking issues at highest levels.Charles S. ClarkMon, 23 Mar 2015 12:29:36 -0400http://www.govexec.com/technology/2015/03/did-ig-vacancy-delay-exposure-clinton-emails/108187/TechClinton speaks at an event in Washington on Monday. Pablo Martinez Monsivais/APIs Commerce’s Technical Information Service a Dinosaur in the Internet Age?http://www.govexec.com/management/2015/03/commerces-technical-information-service-dinosaur-internet-age/108105/Senators reintroduce plan to kill the department’s purveyor of technical documents.Charles S. ClarkFri, 20 Mar 2015 15:50:11 -0400http://www.govexec.com/management/2015/03/commerces-technical-information-service-dinosaur-internet-age/108105/ManagementSens. Kelly Ayotte, R-N.H., (left) and Claire McCaskill, D-Mo., want to "abolish" the agency. J. Scott Applewhite/APJustice, HHS Recover $3.3 Billion from Medicare Fraudstershttp://www.govexec.com/management/2015/03/justice-hhs-recover-33-billion-medicare-fraudsters/108090/IG report hints sequestration might have prevented recapturing even more.Charles S. ClarkFri, 20 Mar 2015 14:51:39 -0400http://www.govexec.com/management/2015/03/justice-hhs-recover-33-billion-medicare-fraudsters/108090/ManagementChristian Delbert/Shutterstock.comReverse Auctions Once Again in Lawmakers' Crosshairshttp://www.govexec.com/contracting/2015/03/reverse-auctions-are-lawmakers-crosshairs-again/108069/House Small Business subcommittee presses bill to restrict tool that could promote a “race to the bottomCharles S. ClarkFri, 20 Mar 2015 10:50:39 -0400http://www.govexec.com/contracting/2015/03/reverse-auctions-are-lawmakers-crosshairs-again/108069/ContractingFormer OFPP Administrator Joe Jordan heads FedBid, the dominant provider of reverse auction services. The company supports a measure requiring more training and clarity around the use of the tool. Timothy White/OPM file photoAgencies Could Do More to Convert Properties to Aid Homelesshttp://www.govexec.com/contracting/2015/03/agencies-could-do-more-convert-properties-aid-homeless/107991/Defense Department and HUD fail to adequately track parcels, GAO finds.Charles S. ClarkThu, 19 Mar 2015 15:55:18 -0400http://www.govexec.com/contracting/2015/03/agencies-could-do-more-convert-properties-aid-homeless/107991/ContractingKim Reinick/Shutterstock.comBipartisan Group of Lawmakers Calls for Chemical Safety Board Firingshttp://www.govexec.com/management/2015/03/bipartisan-group-lawmakers-calls-chemical-safety-board-firings/107955/House Oversight’s letter to Obama cites misleading testimony, mismanagement, private emails.Charles S. ClarkThu, 19 Mar 2015 12:38:32 -0400http://www.govexec.com/management/2015/03/bipartisan-group-lawmakers-calls-chemical-safety-board-firings/107955/ManagementLawmakers want board chairman Rafael Moure-Eraso to leave before his term is up in June. Mark Humphrey / AP file photoIRS Won’t Have to Furlough Employees After All, Commissioner Sayshttp://www.govexec.com/management/2015/03/irs-wont-have-furlough-employees-after-all-commissioner-says/107871/Koskinen tells appropriators a budget hike is needed to preserve taxpayer compliance.Charles S. ClarkWed, 18 Mar 2015 15:30:27 -0400http://www.govexec.com/management/2015/03/irs-wont-have-furlough-employees-after-all-commissioner-says/107871/ManagementIRS Commissioner John Koskinen testifying at a Senate Finance Committee hearing in February.Susan Walsh/Associated PressAgencies Will Cut 100 Million Hours of Paperwork, White House Says http://www.govexec.com/management/2015/03/agencies-will-cut-100-million-hours-paperwork-white-house-says/107850/Effort to curb burdensome or outdated regulations may not satisfy GOP critics.Charles S. ClarkWed, 18 Mar 2015 12:53:38 -0400http://www.govexec.com/management/2015/03/agencies-will-cut-100-million-hours-paperwork-white-house-says/107850/Managementweerayut ranmai/Shutterstock.comGetting the Living Off Social Security’s Deceased List May Take Legislationhttp://www.govexec.com/management/2015/03/getting-living-social-securitys-deceased-list-may-take-legislation/107790/Alabama woman testifies on being reduced to poverty after erroneous designation.Charles S. ClarkTue, 17 Mar 2015 17:03:21 -0400http://www.govexec.com/management/2015/03/getting-living-social-securitys-deceased-list-may-take-legislation/107790/ManagementJudy Rivers of Logan, Ala., testifies about her mistaken inclusion on SSA's Death Master File. Cliff Owen/APNearly Half of the Largest Federal Contractors Are Also Receiving Federal Grants and Loanshttp://www.govexec.com/contracting/2015/03/nearly-half-largest-federal-contractors-are-also-receiving-federal-grants-and-loans/107721/Nonprofit’s “corporate welfare” study names Boeing as top “double dipper.”Charles S. ClarkTue, 17 Mar 2015 12:23:37 -0400http://www.govexec.com/contracting/2015/03/nearly-half-largest-federal-contractors-are-also-receiving-federal-grants-and-loans/107721/ContractingBoeing has received $64 billion in federal loans and loan guarantees since 2000, nonprofit says. Elaine Thompson/AP file photoTransparency Advocates Launch Sunshine Week with Mixed Reviews for Obamahttp://www.govexec.com/management/2015/03/transparency-advocates-launch-sunshine-week-mixed-reviews-obama/107643/FOIA process critics rank agencies on their public posting of documents.Charles S. ClarkMon, 16 Mar 2015 14:46:43 -0400http://www.govexec.com/management/2015/03/transparency-advocates-launch-sunshine-week-mixed-reviews-obama/107643/ManagementPresident Obama signs an executive order on transparency his first day on the job. Ron Edmonds/AP file photoIs There a 'Sickening Child Porn Crisis Infecting' the Federal Government?http://www.govexec.com/defense/2015/03/sickening-child-porn-crisis-infecting-federal-government/107589/Arrest of State Department employee Sunday on voyeurism charges is the latest sign of a much bigger problem, Daily Beast reports.Charles S. ClarkMon, 16 Mar 2015 12:26:15 -0400http://www.govexec.com/defense/2015/03/sickening-child-porn-crisis-infecting-federal-government/107589/DefenseThe Daily Beast counted six former Homeland Security Department employees imprisoned for sex crimes. Mare Salerno / Shutterstock.comWhy Agencies Often Resist Shared Serviceshttp://www.govexec.com/management/2015/03/why-agencies-often-resist-shared-services/107451/Better data on cost-effectiveness and clearer transition guidelines would make arrangement more attractive, report finds.Charles S. ClarkFri, 13 Mar 2015 09:00:00 -0400http://www.govexec.com/management/2015/03/why-agencies-often-resist-shared-services/107451/ManagementTischenko Irina / Shutterstock.comEven CBO Is Stumped on the Size of the Contractor Workforce http://www.govexec.com/contracting/2015/03/even-cbo-stumped-size-contractor-workforce/107436/Federal agencies spent $500 billion procuring products and services in 2012.Charles S. ClarkThu, 12 Mar 2015 17:15:00 -0400http://www.govexec.com/contracting/2015/03/even-cbo-stumped-size-contractor-workforce/107436/ContractingRep. Chris Van Hollen, D-Md., asked CBO to look into the size of the shadow workforce. Brian Witte/APFEMA to Reopen Superstorm Sandy Claims in Light of Fraud http://www.govexec.com/oversight/2015/03/fema-reopen-superstorm-sandy-claims-light-fraud/107412/Senators from New York and New Jersey applaud the decision to probe insurance companies.Charles S. ClarkThu, 12 Mar 2015 16:49:17 -0400http://www.govexec.com/oversight/2015/03/fema-reopen-superstorm-sandy-claims-light-fraud/107412/OversightInvestigators from the New York state attorney general's office remove boxes of documents seized during an investigation into insurance fraud related to Superstorm Sandy claims.Frank Eltman/Associated PressConfidence in Government Hits Record Lowshttp://www.govexec.com/oversight/2015/03/confidence-government-hits-record-lows/107394/Only 11 percent of Americans express faith in executive branch, and just 5 percent show confidence in Congress.Charles S. ClarkThu, 12 Mar 2015 14:21:55 -0400http://www.govexec.com/oversight/2015/03/confidence-government-hits-record-lows/107394/Oversightf11photo / Shutterstock.com