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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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Republicans Demand the White House’s Latest Thinking on Immigration Reform

September 23, 2014 With six weeks to go before the midterm elections, Republicans on the House Judiciary Committee are pressuring President Obama for a peek at the recommendations he’s receiving for the promised executive order on immigration reform that the White House recently postponed. Chairman Bob Goodlatte, R-Va., and 21 other Republicans on ...

Here's How the Military Wants To Fix the Way It Buys Weapons

September 22, 2014 The Defense Department’s top acquisition officer on Friday unveiled a preview of the coming third iteration of its Better Buying Power initiative, stressing a new focus on technical excellence that one contractor group criticized as too internally oriented. “Underpinning BBP 3.0 is the growing concern that the United States’ technological ...

IRS Still Struggles With Identify Theft

September 22, 2014 Tax fraud committed by identity thieves cost the government $5.2 billion in 2013, according to a Government Accountability Office report released on the heels of a hard-hitting “60 Minutes” segment on the problem. Though the CBS feature was harsher in tone, the auditors’ report—the first in a coming series—gave the ...

Pentagon Warns of Losing Its Tech Edge

September 22, 2014 The Defense Department’s top acquisition officer on Friday unveiled a preview of the coming third iteration of its Better Buying Power initiative, stressing a new focus on technical excellence that one contractor group criticized as too internally oriented. “Underpinning BBP 3.0 is the growing concern that the United States’ technological ...

Ex-IRS Executive Lerner Breaks 15 Months of Silence

September 22, 2014 After 15 months of silence since invoking her Fifth Amendment rights before Congress, Lois Lerner, the former Internal Revenue Service executive whom Republicans place at the center of the targeting controversy, has weighed in. In an exclusive two-hour interview with Politico, the former head of the IRS Exempt Organizations Division ...

Will Congress Pull the Plug on Homeland Security’s Move to St. Elizabeths?

September 19, 2014 Congress should consider making future funding for the Homeland Security Department’s consolidation at St. Elizabeths hospital contingent on two agencies developing a more precise tenant plan that “conforms with leading practices” and recognizes how the workplace has changed in recent years, auditors said on Friday. A Government Accountability Office report ...

Obama's ISIL Strategy Includes Reaching Out to Muslims in the US

September 19, 2014 With the primary focus on air strikes and the potential for ground troops to fight Syria-based ISIS, the Obama administration more quietly is tapping new domestic resources to identify and head off any Americans considering joining the terror group. Attorney General Eric Holder in his Sept. 15 weekly video message ...

Obama's ISIS Strategy Includes Outreach to U.S. Muslims

September 19, 2014 With the primary focus on air strikes and the potential for ground troops to fight Syria-based ISIS, the Obama administration more quietly is tapping new domestic resources to identify and head off any Americans considering joining the terror group. Attorney General Eric Holder in his Sept. 15 weekly video message ...

Ellsberg: Whistleblowers Needed to Expose 'Cost and Consequences' of Obama's ISIS Plan

September 18, 2014 Among the many critics of President Obama’s evolving strategy for confronting the terror group ISIS is one of history’s most famous whistleblowers, Daniel Ellsberg of Pentagon Papers fame. “Whistleblower was not a common term” in the early 1970s at the height of national tensions over the Vietnam war, Ellsberg told ...

IRS Chief Rebuts Claim of Governmentwide Email Backup

September 18, 2014 Internal Revenue Service Commissioner John Koskinen on Wednesday responded for the first time to assertions by a legal nonprofit that missing emails relating to the political targeting controversy at the tax agency exist on a governmentwide backup system. His conclusion: There is no such governmentwide email trove, and confusing media ...