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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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Navy Captain Who Took Fat Leonard’s Bribes Gets 46 Months in Prison

March 28, 2016 The highest ranking Navy official involved in the service’s embarrassing bribery scandal has been sentenced to 46 months in prison. Navy Capt. Daniel Dusek, who in January 2015 pleaded guilty to one count of conspiracy to commit bribery, will also pay a $70,000 fine and $30,000 in restitution to the...

Why FOIA Obligations Don't Apply to Congress

March 25, 2016 Agencies employees frustrated by oversight demands of lawmakers have often wondered why the public disclosure obligations under the 50-year-old Freedom of Information Act do not apply to Congress itself. Sen. Patrick Leahy, D-Vt., and some in the transparency advocacy community have in the past pressed for more disclosure requirements for...

Young People Aren't Signing Up to Work for the IRS

March 24, 2016 The Internal Revenue Service faces a shrunken enforcement staff, a coming retirement brain drain and a population of 25-and-under recruits that recently dropped from some 650 to only 200, its commissioner said on Thursday. In a National Press Club speech aimed at touting the agency’s accomplishments while issuing a warning...

GSA Touts Role in Helping Develop D.C.’s Southeast Quadrant

March 24, 2016 The General Services Administration’s congressional overseers often focus on how efficiently and cost-effectively the agency manages the federal government’s real estate holdings. But GSA is more than a property manager: the agency also collaborates with states, localities and the private sector to promote community economic development. GSA chief Denise Turner...

Ensuring America’s Iconic National Parks Survive the Next 100 Years

March 24, 2016 Jonathan Jarvis has donned National Park Service garb for 40 years. So the agency’s 18th director feels entitled to a few opinions on how to modernize its operations during its 100th anniversary year. The National Park Service, signed into existence by President Woodrow Wilson on Aug. 25, 1916, is at...

Clash Over Defense Secretary’s Personal Email Continues

March 23, 2016 The Office of the Defense Secretary has until March 25 to hand over emails and internal policy communications on the use of personal email for official business. That’s according to a March 18 letter from House Oversight and Government Reform Committee Chairman Rep. Jason Chaffetz, R-Utah. “Three months after my...

Justice Department Returns Another Volley in Battle Over IG Access to Documents

March 23, 2016 For more than a year, the inspectors general community has been calling for heightened access to agency documents that are sometimes withheld from them during investigations for reasons involving privacy and national security. But the Justice Department sees the issue differently, and on Wednesday took to the letters column of...

Agencies Discover the Limits of a U.K. Procurement Model

March 23, 2016 The Obama administration’s efforts to streamline federal purchasing have included something called category management—essentially organizing products into groupings that can be managed more efficiently as business units to maximize savings. That approach was inspired by a similar program in place in the United Kingdom. But Anne Rung, administrator of the...

Pentagon Watchdog Officials Now Under Justice Department Probe

March 22, 2016 Current and former key officials in the Defense Department inspector general’s office are at the center of a Justice Department watchdog investigation instituted on Friday, according to an Office of Special Counsel referral letter obtained by Government Executive. General Counsel Henry C. Shelley Jr. and former acting Pentagon Inspector General...

Ex-State Department 'Sextortion' Culprit Gets 57 Months in Prison

March 21, 2016 A onetime State Department employee who used embassy computers to extract sexually explicit photos from women was sentenced to 57 months in federal prison on Monday, according to news reports. Michael Ford, who was stationed in London from 2013-15, in December had pleaded guilty to nine counts of cyberstalking, seven...