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-usWed, 28 Jan 2015 17:20:26 -0500Consumer Agency and Financial Industry Offer Rare Display of Teamwork will help teach students and workers strategies for avoiding scams.Charles S. ClarkWed, 28 Jan 2015 17:20:26 -0500 Jeffers / Shutterstock.comNew Plain Language Champs: Social Security, Homeland Security and SEC, Interior and State departments earn F’s on annual report card.Charles S. ClarkTue, 27 Jan 2015 17:44:56 -0500 LLC/Shutterstock.comNonprofits Offer Help with Agency Records Management Archives welcomes input on preservation of electronic communications.Charles S. ClarkTue, 27 Jan 2015 08:33:58 -0500 Bruev/Shutterstock.comHomeland Security IG Protests Redactions in Report on Airport Security Lapses argued information omitted from the report on vulnerabilities at JFK Airport was sensitive.Charles S. ClarkMon, 26 Jan 2015 13:40:20 -0500 5 at JFK International Airport. Leonard Zhukovsky / Shutterstock.comIt’s Hard to Know How Much Defense Is Really Spending on Conferences questions record-keeping.Charles S. ClarkFri, 23 Jan 2015 15:37:58 -0500 / Shutterstock.comGeospatial Agency Chief Takes Care Not to Oversell Intelligence on the Islamic State praises Defense agency’s new transparency, role in Ebola crisis.Charles S. ClarkThu, 22 Jan 2015 16:51:28 -0500 CardilloManuel Balce Ceneta/AP file photoSurvey: Acquisition Workforce Falling Behind on Training group warns that budget uncertainties and brain drain threaten prospects for improvement.Charles S. ClarkThu, 22 Jan 2015 13:57:04 -0500 / Shutterstock.comAir Marshal Whistleblower Wins Supreme Court Case MacLean ruling called victory for employee protections.Charles S. ClarkWed, 21 Jan 2015 15:10:35 -0500 Telework Program Runs Into Problems of Its Own 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 -0500 Wandzilak / Shutterstock.comObama: Let's Set Sights Higher Than ‘Just Making Sure Government Doesn’t Screw Things Up’ 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 -0500 Scott Applewhite/APThe Stories of Four VA Whistleblowers Who Exposed Lapsed Patient Care of Special Counsel has won 25 corrective actions since last April’s scandal.Charles S. ClarkTue, 20 Jan 2015 16:56:17 -0500 / Shutterstock.comDefense Employees Used Fake Website to Net Millions in Recruiting Bonuses Claire McCaskill blasts a scheme that provided couple with $4 million in unearned rewards.Charles S. ClarkTue, 20 Jan 2015 16:06:40 -0500 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 Billion’s summary shows Defense Department declined to implement 35 of 209 recommendations.Charles S. ClarkTue, 20 Jan 2015 12:27:00 -0500 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 Expenses Koskinen denies he is exaggerating agency budget woes.Charles S. ClarkFri, 16 Jan 2015 16:05:30 -0500 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 Month Tavenner remained publicly unflappable amid rollout glitches.Charles S. ClarkFri, 16 Jan 2015 12:42:16 -0500 Riley/AP SEC Chair's Conflict of Interest Waiver Draws Scrutiny POGO says Ethics Office’s decision perpetuates “revolving door.”Charles S. ClarkThu, 15 Jan 2015 16:11:19 -0500 Chair Mary Jo WhiteCarolyn Kaster/AP file photoIRS Hits Filing Season Feeling Stretched Beyond Capacity 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 -0500 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, Technology Jason Chaffetz says “misguided decisions” by Washington bureaucrats have undermined local authorities.Charles S. ClarkFri, 02 Jan 2015 10:47:34 -0500 Jason Chaffetz says “misguided decisions” by Washington bureaucrats have undermined local authorities.Rep. Jason Chaffetz file photoDefense Agency Faulted for Wrongful Challenge to Contractor IG requests restoration of $6.6 million in disallowed subcontractor expenses.Charles S. ClarkWed, 31 Dec 2014 11:00:00 -0500 Officials Own Up to Missing Ebola Signals 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 -0500 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 Finds, State and USAID could be at risk of overpaying subcontractors.Charles S. ClarkMon, 29 Dec 2014 09:07:00 -0500 boys play football in the city of Kabul, Afghanistan, Monday, Dec. 29, 2014.AP Photo/Rahmat GulAnti-ISIS Operation Gets Its Own Inspector General watchdog to lead audits of military and foreign aid campaigns.Charles S. ClarkTue, 23 Dec 2014 15:46:43 -0500 Islamic State flag flies near the border of Turkey and Syria. Lefteris Pitarakis/AP file photoHealth Service Marks Banner Year Without a Surgeon General corps took on Ebola and skin cancer, and reignited no-smoking campaign.Charles S. ClarkTue, 23 Dec 2014 14:54:53 -0500 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 Worse says spending bill negotiations removed far-steeper decreases favored by the House.Charles S. ClarkMon, 22 Dec 2014 17:10:08 -0500 Barbara Mikulski, D-Md.Bill Hrybyk/Goddard Space Flight Center file photoEPA’s Budget Cut Shrinks Staff to Smallest Since 1989 GOP intensifies oversight, agency vows to continue with mission.Charles S. ClarkMon, 22 Dec 2014 15:40:53 -0500 Morijn Photographer /