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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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It may be a while before Pentagon financial statements are auditable, IG warns

July 26, 2012 The Defense Department's ongoing effort to produce auditable financial statements by a congressionally imposed deadline of 2017 could be in jeopardy, according to an inspector general's report released this month. For years, the Government Accountability Office has has been warning that many military agencies are behind in modernizing their software ...

Issa accuses HHS of using Medicare pilot to ‘buy’ election for Obama

July 25, 2012 An $8.3 billion Medicare demonstration project the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services runs was faulted by government auditors for its large size and a design that might hamper conclusive results, prompting a key congressional overseer to blast it as an attempt by the Obama administration to curry favor with ...

Many Agencies Show at AIDS Conference

July 25, 2012 With more than 23,000 attendees from around the world gathering in Washington for the 2012 AIDS conference, the United States is represented by a panoply of federal agencies. Speeches at the opening session were delivered by Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius. Also ...

Health care law will cost less than previously estimated, CBO says

July 24, 2012 In a widely anticipated revised estimate produced after the Supreme Court ruling on the health care reform law, the Congressional Budget Office on Tuesday reported that the 2010 Affordable Care Act will cost the government $84 billion less than previously calculated for the period from 2012-2022. The nonpartisan office also ...

Who’s to blame if we go over the fiscal cliff?

July 24, 2012 Sen. Pat Toomey, R-Pa., on Tuesday shot back at a Democratic colleague with whom he pursued a bipartisan budget deal in 2011 on the unsuccessful super committee. Toomey labeled as “cynical” the suggestion by some Democrats that Congress should do nothing to head off the coming expiration of the 2001 ...

Federal Buildings on a Bumper Sticker?

July 24, 2012 The steady stream of criticism of the General Services Administration heard from House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee Chairman John Mica has emerged as a campaign issue in the central Florida district the Republican has represented for 20 years. For nearly a year, Mica has blasted GSA both for extravagant spending ...

Coming House vote on freezing regulations draws Democrats’ fire

July 23, 2012 The House is gearing up for a floor vote this week on a package of long-in-the-works bills designed to reduce regulatory red tape for businesses, prompting minority Democrats and a coalition of consumer and health groups to sound alarms. A Republican-crafted package under consideration by the House Rules Committee Monday ...

Feds Return to World Trade Center

July 23, 2012 The General Services Administration announced last week that the rebuilt World Trade Center at Ground Zero in Manhattan is once again a federal worksite. A lease signed with the Port Authority, the center’s landlord, and the Durst Organization, an equity partner and manager of the building, will sign over to ...

Senator ‘sickened’ by new GSA controversy

July 20, 2012 Leaders of the key Senate panel overseeing the General Services Administration responded to news of another conference featuring questionable spending by releasing a redacted version of a letter from the acting GSA chief summarizing progress on his “top-to-bottom” review of the troubled agency’s management procedures. “At a time when Congress ...

Government vs. Corporations

July 20, 2012 Since Mitt Romney famously declared that corporations are people earlier this year, hair-splitting philosophical debate has raged. Former General Electric chief executive Jack Welch and his wife Suzy took to The Wall Street Journal’s op-ed page on July 16 to argue that indeed corporations are people in the sense of ...