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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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New Broadcast Board CEO Bails After Just Six Weeks

March 3, 2015 After just 40 days as the first-ever CEO of the Broadcasting Board of Governors, Andrew Lack—a broadcasting veteran who was sworn in at BBG on Jan. 20—has accepted a job at NBC, according to the anonymous blog BBGWatch. The move, negotiations for which first surfaced in the Hollywood trade publication ...

Hillary Clinton Not Alone in Using Private Emails to Govern

March 3, 2015 The revelation that former secretary of State and likely presidential candidate Hillary Clinton conducted State Department business using private emails is only the latest in a string of such disclosures: leaders at the Internal Revenue Service, the Environmental Protection Agency and the Chemical Safety Board have also used personal accounts ...

Senators Press for Flood Insurance Fraud Probe

March 2, 2015 The Federal Emergency Management Agency failed to follow up on indicators that insurance companies altered damage assessments to avoid payouts to victims of Hurricane Sandy in 2012, according to news reports, court records and senators from New York and New Jersey. As detailed Sunday night in a “60 Minutes” broadcast, ...

Republican Pick for CBO Director Draws Mostly Good Reviews

March 2, 2015 Keith Hall, whom Republican lawmakers on Friday named as the new director of the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office, has a history of defending civil servants against conspiracy theorists’ charges of bias. Hall, chief economist at the International Trade Commission, is a former Bureau of Labor Statistics commissioner who for two ...

FOIA Reform Draws Backing from Ex-Archives Ombudsman

February 27, 2015 A bipartisan bill to codify a “presumption of openness” in the Freedom of Information Act process on Friday earned the blessing of a key former official at the National Archives and Records Administration. Miriam Nisbet, founding and former director of the Office of Government Information Services, which was established in ...

How a Treasury Watchdog Found Long-Lost Lois Lerner Emails in Just Two Weeks

February 27, 2015 An inspector general’s staff took just two weeks to find emails that the Internal Revenue Commissioner had called unrecoverable, a House oversight panel was told at an unusual Thursday evening hearing. But the Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration was also put on notice of a new complaint of his ...

Pentagon Acquisition Bosses Ho-Hum on Multiple Reviews for Passing Milestones

February 26, 2015 Defense Department major weapons buyers could streamline the acquisition process by eliminating some reviews in the years-long phase for passing each procurement milestone, the Government Accountability Office found. “The process in some instances can include up to 56 organizations at eight levels and accounts for about half of the time ...

Senators Launch Whistleblower Protection Caucus to Send Message

February 26, 2015 Touting a rare display of bipartisanship, two senators on Wednesday announced the launch of a Whistleblower Protection Caucus, which has attracted 10 members seeking to “send a message from the very top of the bureaucracy on down that whistleblowers deserve praise, not hostility.” Sen. Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa, chairman of the ...

DHS Office Reminds Employees Counseling Is Available If There’s a Shutdown

February 26, 2015 As the congressional drama continues over the looming partial shutdown at the Homeland Security Department, contingency preparations are affecting multiple players. DHS Secretary Jeh Johnson said officials have started informally notifying employees who would face furloughs, and on Wednesday, DHS Chief Information Officer Luke McCormack reminded his staff that counseling ...

Senator Demands Disclosure of Inspectors General Salaries

February 25, 2015 File this one under the rubric that salary information wants to be free. Sen. Claire McCaskill, D-Mo., on Tuesday assigned the leader of the inspectors general council with delivering salary information on his counterparts, warning that some are earning twice what others earn for performing less work and possibly going ...