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Charles S. Clark

Senior Correspondent Charles S. 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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Ex-Diplomats Balk at Trump’s Nominee to Lead Foreign Service

November 2, 2017 Nearly three weeks after President Trump’s nomination of an Indiana economics official with State Department experience to run the Foreign Service, some big names in the community of retired diplomats are giving him a thumbs-down. Stephen Akard, an associate of Vice President Mike Pence during his days as Indiana governor,...

There’s One Thing Both Sides in the Debate Over Privatizing Air Traffic Control Can Agree On

November 1, 2017 As the House prepares to take up a major overhaul of the air traffic control system, representatives of the aviation industry, labor and government on Wednesday butted heads on the long-debated issue of whether to spin off the system into a private nonprofit. They agreed only that Congress’s failure to...

Evidence-Based Policy Principles Take Legislative Form

November 1, 2017 In a follow-through on one of the 115th Congress’s rare bipartisan initiatives, key House and Senate members on Tuesday unveiled a bill to implement recommendations of the Commission on Evidence-Based Policymaking, which issued its congressionally mandated report on Sept. 7. House Speaker Paul Ryan, R-Wis., and Sen. Patty Murray, D-Wash.,...

Trump Officials Rebuff GAO Auditors

November 1, 2017 As Congress’s nonpartisan auditing arm, the Government Accountability Office for nearly a century has enjoyed access to agencies’ staffs for interviews and documents that facilitate the watchdog’s work evaluating spending and programs. But in two recent reports, sober-toned GAO narrators described how Trump administration officials took the unusual step of...

Trump’s GSA Nominee Gets One Step Closer to Confirmation

October 31, 2017 FROM NEXTGOV arrow Emily Murphy, the longtime congressional staff procurement specialist who is President Trump’s nominee to lead the General Services Administration, won approval on Monday night from the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee. In a business meeting held off camera near the Senate floor, the senators on the panel unanimously...

Trump’s GSA Nominee Gets One Step Closer to Confirmation

October 31, 2017 Emily Murphy, the longtime congressional staff procurement specialist who is President Trump’s nominee to lead the General Services Administration, won approval on Monday night from the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee. In a business meeting held off camera near the Senate floor, the senators on the panel unanimously...

Is Your Office Secure? Not Necessarily If You Work at These 4 Agencies

October 30, 2017 Ever since the 1995 terrorist bombing of the federal building in Oklahoma City, all agencies have been required to meet facility vulnerability standards based on risk assessments of such threats as shootings, arson, vandalism and explosions. But four agencies have fallen behind on keeping their countermeasures fully aligned with the...

Justice Settles with Conservative Groups That Sued IRS Claiming Targeting

October 27, 2017 In another sign of a fadeout of the four-year controversy over alleged political bias at the Internal Revenue Service, the Justice Department on Thursday announced that it had entered into settlements in two cases brought by conservative groups that claimed they were targeted for delays in their applications for nonprofit...

A Whistleblower’s Case Against Pentagon IG Stalls in Interagency Stalemate

October 26, 2017 For more than two years, cashiered Pentagon inspector general employee John Crane has awaited judgment for his whistleblower case accusing his former bosses of burying important disclosures that should have been investigated by the Office of Special Counsel. On Oct. 11, that office, which is under acting leadership, sent him...

Intel IG’s Decision to Rescind Job Offer Spells Trouble for Whistleblowers, Critics Say

October 26, 2017 In another sign of shrinking authority for certain whistleblower officials in the Intelligence Community, a key hire for a deputy position at the IC inspector general’s whistleblower outreach operations learned this week that his long-in-the-works job offer was rescinded, Government Executive has confirmed. John Hickey, a longtime reprisal investigator in...