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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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Border Agencies Fall Short of Fulfilling Ambitious Hiring Plans

March 8, 2016 How much the government should invest in border protection may depend on one’s view of whether the current Border Patrol and related operations demonstrate progress in improving national security. Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson at a Tuesday budget hearing faced challenges from senators warning that ISIS terrorists and Central American...

Justice Department Watchdog Will Probe FBI Shooting in Oregon

March 8, 2016 The videotaped Jan. 26 shooting of one of the protesters who occupied federal property at Oregon’s Malheur National Wildlife Refuge is now the subject of an investigation by the Justice Department’s inspector general, his office announced on Tuesday at a news conference in Bend, Ore. IG Michael Horowitz in a...

White House Taps Techies to Apply Federal Data to Beating Poverty

March 8, 2016 In a melding of 21st century digital tools with neighborhood-level reach, the White House on Monday rolled out its public-private Opportunity Project, designed to inject thousands of federal data sets into the kind of local anti-poverty activism President Obama knew during his days as a Chicago community organizer. Some 150...

Obama's Review of Regulations Has Saved $28 Billion, OMB Says

March 7, 2016 Since President Obama announced it in 2011, the administration’s “regulatory lookback” has saved an estimated $28 billion by eliminating or modernizing obsolete rules with an eye to easing the burden on industry, an Office of Management and Budget official said Friday. “These efforts significantly benefit states, local and tribal governments,...

OPM Responds to Zika Virus by Streamlining Agency Hiring

March 4, 2016 With the Zika viris continuing to spread from Central and Latin America, the Office of Personnel Management on Friday announced it is allowing streamlined hiring of specialists at the Health and Human Services and State departments, as well as at the U.S. Agency for International Development. As part of the...

House Panel Moves Property Management Bills While Jabbing GSA

March 3, 2016 The Obama administration’s longtime “reduce the federal footprint” effort to sell off excess properties came under fire at a House panel on Tuesday, followed a day later by committee approval of two bipartisan bills aimed at accelerating the process run by the General Services Administration. The Transportation and Infrastructure Committee...

SBA Reports Record-High Contracting for Women-Owned Firms

March 2, 2016 For the first time in 20 years of trying, federal agencies met their mandatory goal of steering small business contracts to women-owned firms, the Small Business Administration announced on Wednesday. “What we were able to achieve was because of that big lift across the country,” Administrator Maria Contreras-Sweet told a...

IRS Chief, First EPA Head Awarded Public Service Prize

March 2, 2016 One is a living hero from the Watergate scandal who in 1970 became the first administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency. The other is a veteran of the 1990s Office of Management and Budget who is under constant political fire as the current commissioner of the Internal Revenue Service. Both...

Lawmaker's Latest Plan for FTC Headquarters: Move to Commerce Building for a 'Better View'

March 2, 2016 For half a decade, a Florida House member has pressed to convert the Federal Trade Commission’s headquarters on Washington’s Pennsylvania Avenue Northwest into new exhibit space for the nearby National Gallery of Art. That quest—long resisted by FTC commissioners from both parties--took a new turn on Tuesday when Rep. John...

Intel Community Ups Fees for Newly Declassified Documents

March 1, 2016 Researchers seeking newly declassified intelligence community documents will pay higher fees beginning in late April, according to a direct final rule published Friday by the Office of the Director of National Intelligence. Under the Mandatory Declassification Review provisions of 2009 presidential Executive Order 13526, agencies must respond to the public’s...