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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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Obama regulatory chief calls for curbing 'cumulative burdens'

March 20, 2012 The Obama administration’s top regulatory officer on Tuesday instructed agencies to take steps to reduce the “cumulative burden” of federal rules on the private sector, particularly small businesses. Cass Sunstein, administrator of the White House Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, described nine items for consideration in a letter to ...

House Small Business panel prepares to mark up contractor bills

March 20, 2012 Adding to a series of House Republican bills aimed at reforming small business contracting, Rep. Mike Coffman, R-Colo., on Monday introduced legislation to reduce fraud by improving procurement training and referring more cases to the Small Business Administration’s inspector general. The House Small Business Committee earlier this month approved six ...

Jersey Boys in the (Government) News

March 20, 2012 Garden State rock stars Bruce Springsteen and Jon Bon Jovi are both in the news this month. The Boss has a new album and a tour, while Bon Jovi is expanding his ongoing service to the Obama administration. On Monday, the Veterans Affairs, Housing and Urban Development and Health and ...

Specialists defend health care law’s independent payment board

March 19, 2012 With much of Washington engulfed in debate over the 2010 Affordable Care Act -- at the U.S. Supreme Court, in Congress and on presidential campaigns -- the law’s provision to empanel an Independent Payment Advisory Board by 2015 to help reduce Medicare costs also is drawing out critics and defenders. ...

FAA Relenting on Passenger Gadgets?

March 19, 2012 For years, the techno-savvy members of the flying public have resented Federal Aviation Administration requirements that passengers turn off cellphones and other electronic devices to prepare for takeoff. Word on the street has been that such precautions are viewed by experts as unnecessary, despite warnings that signals from mobile devices ...

Abolish the SBA?

March 19, 2012 Employees of the Small Business Administration -- which President Obama recently elevated to Cabinet status -- could not have been heartened by the debate on their agency's value published in Monday’s Wall Street Journal. To argue the Small Business Administration should be abolished, the editors of a special section on ...

Contractor pay caps re-emerge in Senate

March 16, 2012 Reviving an ebbing debate over taxpayer-funded reimbursements for contractor executive pay, two senators on Friday introduced a bill to lower the cap for such payments to $400,000 and widen its applicability from the current top five highest-paid employees to a contractor’s entire staff. Sens. Barbara Boxer, D-Calif., and Chuck Grassley, ...

Public not as anti-government as you might think

March 16, 2012 The general public is less hostile to government spending and to raising taxes than the average tea party enthusiast, but is assigning an increasingly higher priority to deficit reduction and supports such measures as freezing federal salaries, a leading polling analyst said Friday. In a study of data from multiple ...

A Deficit Forecast the White House Can Get Behind

March 16, 2012 The White House budget office and the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office have long provided different projections of the long-term federal budget deficit. But on Friday, Jeffrey Zients, President Obama’s acting budget director, pushed out a blog post claiming vindication from a brand-new CBO study on assertions made in the president’s ...

State Department executive: No ‘fantasy world’ about budget

March 15, 2012 Taxpayers are getting a better return on investment from the State Department than any other federal agency, the department’s chief operating officer said Thursday. He also stressed that diplomats are well aware of the fiscal crisis that is forcing Americans to economize. Thomas Nides, deputy secretary of State for management ...