Government Executive - Authors - Charles S. Clarkhttp://www.govexec.comCharlie 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, 27 Aug 2014 16:35:08 -0400IGs Should Do a Better Job of Helping Whistleblowershttp://www.govexec.com/oversight/2014/08/igs-should-do-better-job-helping-whistleblowers/92597/POGO jabs Homeland Security, USAID and Railroad Board for failing to provide information about protections.Charles S. ClarkWed, 27 Aug 2014 16:35:08 -0400http://www.govexec.com/oversight/2014/08/igs-should-do-better-job-helping-whistleblowers/92597/OversightBlanscape/Shutterstock.comImmigration Judges Want to Break Free from the Justice Department http://www.govexec.com/management/2014/08/immigration-judges-want-break-free-justice-department/92603/Judges warn of retirement ‘tsunami’ if changes aren't made, cite record backlog amid border crisis.Charles S. ClarkWed, 27 Aug 2014 16:26:11 -0400http://www.govexec.com/management/2014/08/immigration-judges-want-break-free-justice-department/92603/Managementsergign/Shutterstock.comIssa Attacks Labor Department's Elevator Posters, PR Contestshttp://www.govexec.com/management/2014/08/issa-attacks-labor-departments-elevator-posters-pr-contests/92462/'Wasteful' practices included hiring Nationals mascot, publishing employee magazine.Charles S. ClarkTue, 26 Aug 2014 16:28:42 -0400http://www.govexec.com/management/2014/08/issa-attacks-labor-departments-elevator-posters-pr-contests/92462/ManagementRep. Darrell Issa, R-Calif.Flickr user Gage SkidmoreEx-Pentagon Management Chief Isn't Worried By Spate of Staff Departures http://www.govexec.com/management/2014/08/ex-pentagon-management-chief-isnt-worried-spate-staff-departures/92429/DeLoitte’s Beth McGrath says old office is in good hands, Defense agencies will find audit "illuminating."Charles S. ClarkTue, 26 Aug 2014 14:49:59 -0400http://www.govexec.com/management/2014/08/ex-pentagon-management-chief-isnt-worried-spate-staff-departures/92429/ManagementCaitlin Fairchild/GovExec.com file photoHomeland Security Science Chief Wants to Know What You Think His Goals Should Behttp://www.govexec.com/technology/2014/08/homeland-security-science-chief-wants-know-what-you-think-his-goals-should-be/92342/Undersecretary Brothers launches collaborative online channel for feedback on long-term strategies.Charles S. ClarkMon, 25 Aug 2014 15:40:09 -0400http://www.govexec.com/technology/2014/08/homeland-security-science-chief-wants-know-what-you-think-his-goals-should-be/92342/TechFirst responders are among those invited to submit ideas. TFoxFoto / Shutterstock.comIs Pentagon’s ‘Security Cooperation’ Office Too Cooperative With Israel? http://www.govexec.com/federal-news/fedblog/2014/08/pentagons-security-cooperation-office-too-cooperative-israel/92231/Officials complained the Defense Department is a little too eager to ship arms to the U.S. Ally.Charles S. ClarkFri, 22 Aug 2014 16:03:49 -0400http://www.govexec.com/federal-news/fedblog/2014/08/pentagons-security-cooperation-office-too-cooperative-israel/92231/News - FedblogPentagon spokesman Rear Adm. John Kirby says the department is "constantly assessing" how it handles arms sales to Israel.DOD photo by Glenn FawcettIt's Still Not That Hard to Defraud the Food Stamp Programhttp://www.govexec.com/management/2014/08/its-still-not-hard-defraud-food-stamp-program/92204/States' manual searches deemed more effective than website tools, watchdog finds.Charles S. ClarkFri, 22 Aug 2014 12:23:52 -0400http://www.govexec.com/management/2014/08/its-still-not-hard-defraud-food-stamp-program/92204/ManagementFlickr user NatalieMaynorCase of IG Who Sat Idle for 2 Years Continues to Trouble Grassley http://www.govexec.com/management/2014/08/case-ig-who-sat-idle-2-years-continues-trouble-grassley/92129/Senator asks FBI for more information, says investigation took too long.Charles S. ClarkThu, 21 Aug 2014 16:31:16 -0400http://www.govexec.com/management/2014/08/case-ig-who-sat-idle-2-years-continues-trouble-grassley/92129/ManagementSen. Chuck Grassley, R-IowaFlickr user Gage SkidmoreNuclear Site Whistleblower Ordered Back on the Jobhttp://www.govexec.com/management/2014/08/nuclear-site-whistleblower-ordered-back-job/92117/OSHA finds Energy Department contractor retaliated in terminating her.Charles S. ClarkThu, 21 Aug 2014 16:16:07 -0400http://www.govexec.com/management/2014/08/nuclear-site-whistleblower-ordered-back-job/92117/ManagementReactor at the Hanford Nuclear Reservation. J.D.S. / Shutterstock.comPentagon Financial Managers Embrace Data Tools Amid Austerityhttp://www.govexec.com/management/2014/08/pentagon-financial-managers-embrace-data-tools-amid-austerity/91910/Survey finds pessimism on information technology acquisition and workforce training.Charles S. ClarkWed, 20 Aug 2014 13:08:03 -0400http://www.govexec.com/management/2014/08/pentagon-financial-managers-embrace-data-tools-amid-austerity/91910/ManagementMathieu Viennet / ShutterstockTransparency Group Accuses a Dozen Agencies of 'Stonewalling' FOIA Requestshttp://www.govexec.com/management/2014/08/transparency-group-accuses-dozen-agencies-stonewalling-foia-requests/91835/Cause of Action says White House has encouraged the practice.Charles S. ClarkTue, 19 Aug 2014 16:48:36 -0400http://www.govexec.com/management/2014/08/transparency-group-accuses-dozen-agencies-stonewalling-foia-requests/91835/Managementtrainman32 / Shutterstock.comMedicare Could Do More to Stop Duplicate Payments to Providershttp://www.govexec.com/management/2014/08/medicare-could-do-more-stop-duplicate-payments-providers/91808/Better coordination of contractors could help curb improper payments.Charles S. ClarkTue, 19 Aug 2014 15:18:44 -0400http://www.govexec.com/management/2014/08/medicare-could-do-more-stop-duplicate-payments-providers/91808/ManagementGoncharuk Maksim/Shutterstock.comConsumer Bureau's Complaint Site Draws a Complaint of Its Ownhttp://www.govexec.com/technology/2014/08/consumer-bureaus-complaint-site-draws-complaint-its-own/91703/Financial Services Roundtable launches campaign against 'one-sided' website.Charles S. ClarkMon, 18 Aug 2014 16:26:39 -0400http://www.govexec.com/technology/2014/08/consumer-bureaus-complaint-site-draws-complaint-its-own/91703/TechFlickr user Adam FagenHow Many Big Contractors Are Actually Posing As Small Businesses? http://www.govexec.com/contracting/2014/08/how-many-big-contractors-are-actually-posing-small-businesses/91694/Advocacy group and SBA paint different pictures.Charles S. ClarkMon, 18 Aug 2014 13:46:15 -0400http://www.govexec.com/contracting/2014/08/how-many-big-contractors-are-actually-posing-small-businesses/91694/ContractingApple is among the companies the American Small Business League said was counted as a small firm. Andrey Bayda / Shutterstock.comMeet the Man Who’s Gauging the Damage From Snowdenhttp://www.govexec.com/management/2014/08/meet-man-whos-gauging-damage-snowden/91595/New counterintelligence chief tackles the insider threat governmentwide.Charles S. ClarkFri, 15 Aug 2014 17:23:19 -0400http://www.govexec.com/management/2014/08/meet-man-whos-gauging-damage-snowden/91595/ManagementWilliam Evanina served nearly two decades in the FBI before joining the Office of the Director of National Intelligence.ODNICBO: Sequestration Cuts Are Unlikely This Yearhttp://www.govexec.com/contracting/2014/08/cbo-sequestration-cuts-are-unlikely-year/91574/The 2014 budget remains sufficient to avoid across-the-board reductions before the fiscal year ends.Charles S. ClarkFri, 15 Aug 2014 12:51:51 -0400http://www.govexec.com/contracting/2014/08/cbo-sequestration-cuts-are-unlikely-year/91574/Contractingkarelnoppe/Shutterstock.comFormer DARPA Chief Broke Ethics Rules, Watchdog Findshttp://www.govexec.com/defense/2014/08/former-darpa-chief-broke-ethics-rules-watchdog-finds/91463/Regina Dugan, now with Google, recommended her own product at the Pentagon.Charles S. ClarkThu, 14 Aug 2014 14:48:30 -0400http://www.govexec.com/defense/2014/08/former-darpa-chief-broke-ethics-rules-watchdog-finds/91463/DefenseFormer DARPA director Regina Dugan.Flickr user nosillacastIf Patent Office Staff Lied About Hours Worked, Why Are They So Productive?http://www.govexec.com/management/2014/08/if-patent-office-staff-lied-about-hours-worked-why-are-they-so-productive/91415/Union chief defends telework program, says managers’ claims of abuse are unfounded.Charles S. ClarkThu, 14 Aug 2014 06:40:37 -0400http://www.govexec.com/management/2014/08/if-patent-office-staff-lied-about-hours-worked-why-are-they-so-productive/91415/ManagementAlex Brandon/Associated PressTransparency Groups Want to Oust CIA Chief As White House Backs Himhttp://www.govexec.com/management/2014/08/transparency-groups-want-oust-cia-chief-white-house-backs-him/91406/Brennan accused of violating criminal law and separation of powers.Charles S. ClarkWed, 13 Aug 2014 17:56:32 -0400http://www.govexec.com/management/2014/08/transparency-groups-want-oust-cia-chief-white-house-backs-him/91406/ManagementDefense DepartmentEPA Partially Adopts OMB’s Guidance on Cost of Regulationshttp://www.govexec.com/management/2014/08/epa-partially-adopts-ombs-guidance-cost-regulations/91403/GAO finds estimates on carbon emissions could be sharpened to inform the public.Charles S. ClarkWed, 13 Aug 2014 17:15:45 -0400http://www.govexec.com/management/2014/08/epa-partially-adopts-ombs-guidance-cost-regulations/91403/ManagementEPA staff accompanied Coast Guard staff on a regulatory flight in New York in 2012. EPA file photoComparing the Watergate Gang With Lois Lernerhttp://www.govexec.com/federal-news/fedblog/2014/08/comparing-watergate-gang-lois-lerner/91355/A veteran Washington chronicler is eager to draw contrasts with the drama in today’s polarized government.Charles S. ClarkWed, 13 Aug 2014 15:09:20 -0400http://www.govexec.com/federal-news/fedblog/2014/08/comparing-watergate-gang-lois-lerner/91355/News - FedblogWikimedia CommonsGSA Steers More Office Supply Deals to Small Businesseshttp://www.govexec.com/contracting/2014/08/gsa-steers-more-office-supply-deals-small-businesses/91337/21 new Strategic Sourcing contracts could save $90 million annually.Charles S. ClarkWed, 13 Aug 2014 13:45:52 -0400http://www.govexec.com/contracting/2014/08/gsa-steers-more-office-supply-deals-small-businesses/91337/ContractingAfrica Studio/Shutterstock.comReport: Agency Leaders Protected Teleworkers Who Lied About Their Hourshttp://www.govexec.com/management/2014/08/report-agency-leaders-protected-teleworkers-who-lied-about-their-hours/91142/Patent Office's vaunted telecommuting program has a credibility problem.Charles S. ClarkMon, 11 Aug 2014 16:41:56 -0400http://www.govexec.com/management/2014/08/report-agency-leaders-protected-teleworkers-who-lied-about-their-hours/91142/ManagementIablonskyi Mykola/Shutterstock.comMisbehaving Contractors Might Be in Luck At These Agencieshttp://www.govexec.com/contracting/2014/08/misbehaving-contractors-might-be-luck-these-agencies/90989/GSA and State are doing the worst job of tracking past performance, though all major agencies have improved recently, auditors find.Charles S. ClarkFri, 08 Aug 2014 12:56:10 -0400http://www.govexec.com/contracting/2014/08/misbehaving-contractors-might-be-luck-these-agencies/90989/ContractingSen. Tom Carper, D-Del., urged better tracking. Flickr user thirdwaythinktankAgencies Team Up to Improve Communities Without Wrecking the Environmenthttp://www.govexec.com/management/2014/08/agencies-team-improve-communities-without-wrecking-environment/91034/Five-year effort now reflects Obama's climate change push.Charles S. ClarkFri, 08 Aug 2014 12:00:00 -0400http://www.govexec.com/management/2014/08/agencies-team-improve-communities-without-wrecking-environment/91034/ManagementHUD Secretary Julian Casto says targeted investments will “enhance the health and wealth of communities for decades to come.”United States Department of Housing and Urban Development