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Charles S. Clark

Senior Correspondent Charlie Clark joined Government Executive in the fall of 2009. He has been on staff at The Washington Post, Congressional Quarterly, National Journal, Time-Life Books, Tax Analysts, 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.
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Pentagon Watchdog Takes the Reins of Sexual Assault Whistleblower Investigations

5:37 PM ET Retired Lt. Col. Teresa James., a veteran of the Iraqi Freedom campaign who won a Bronze star for logistics leadership in Anbar Province, accepted a tough assignment from the Defense Department Office of Inspector General. As the principal in the first sexual assault whistleblower retaliation case substantiated by the IG,...

Hillary Clinton's Inner Wonk Emerges in Her Big Speech

10:10 AM ET In a work-woman-like acceptance speech packed with the obligatory rhetoric, Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton on Thursday night admitted what many had long suspected: That she is more at home discussing the minutia of Washington policy than she is on the campaign stump under pressure to bare her soul. Clinton’s...

Intel Community Whistleblower Chief Fighting Old Pentagon Bosses

July 27, 2016 An experienced military whistleblower in charge of whistleblower protection programs for the 17 agencies in the intelligence community is himself now embroiled in a whistleblower retaliation dispute with his former Pentagon bosses. Dan Meyer, after nearly three years working as executive director for intelligence community whistleblowing and source protection, has...

Labor Department Finds Senate Food Services Contractors Broke Law

July 27, 2016 Contractors hired by the Architect of the Capitol must award a total of $1 million in back pay to hundreds of cafeteria workers due to violations of the federal prevailing wage law, the Labor Department announced on Tuesday. Restaurant Associates and its subcontractor Personnel Plus will pay 674 food servers...

OMB Releases Long-Awaited Update of Information Management Guidance

July 27, 2016 This story has been updated. Highlighting what it sees as a more dynamic approach to strategic information management, the White House on Wednesday unveiled the long-awaited update of Circular A-130, the governing document for management of information resources. The new guidelines are a bid to centralize policy in cybersecurity, privacy,...

Cumbersome Agency Grantmaking Process Continues to Burden Universities

July 26, 2016 The $27 billion in research grants that agencies pushed out to universities in 2015 came with some undesired add-ons in the form of increased administrative costs and workloads, the Government Accountability Office said. Despite years of White House and agency efforts to streamline and standardize the process, auditors said in...

Another Chance for Feds to Say How They Really Feel About How They Are Being Treated

July 26, 2016 The Merit Systems Protection Board on Tuesday announced that it is inviting federal employees and managers to begin completing the latest of its surveys on issues such as whether workers are being treated fairly, and recruitment and retention. The Web-based Merit Principles Survey will go out to 25 major agencies...

Army Assessments of Contractors’ Past Performance Fall Short

July 26, 2016 FROM NEXTGOV arrow Officials at five Army components failed to fully comply with rules for evaluating contractors’ past performance when awarding those firms work, the Defense Department inspector general reported on Monday. The IG reviewed a sampling of contracts valued at $1.5 billion in operations support, services, information technology and ship repair at...

Army Assessments of Contractors’ Past Performance Fall Short

July 25, 2016 Officials at five Army components failed to fully comply with rules for evaluating contractors’ past performance when awarding those firms work, the Defense Department inspector general reported on Monday. The IG reviewed a sampling of contracts valued at $1.5 billion in operations support, services, information technology and ship repair at...

Consumer Bureau Is a Political Football in Both Party Platforms

July 25, 2016 Five years after it was stood up as a response to the 2008 financial meltdown, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau can boast its status this month as one of the few agencies specifically mentioned in both of the national political party platforms. Most Republican lawmakers haven’t given up on oft-stated...

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