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Charles S. Clark

Senior Correspondent Charles S. 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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State Science Adviser Resigns Early, Amid Departmental Reorganization

July 11, 2017 The science and technology adviser to the secretary of State has tendered his resignation, effective next week, Government Executive has learned. The resignation has sparked concern amid some in the science community that the position could be eliminated. Vaughan Turekian, who began what is usually a three-year term in September...

Senate Approves Trump’s Regulatory Chief

July 11, 2017 The Senate on Monday approved President Trump’s controversial nominee to be administrator of the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs. The vote to clear George Mason University law professor Neomi Rao was 54-41. Rao, who founded a free-market-oriented Center for the Study of the Administrative State at the university in...

Government Warms to Continuous Monitoring of Personnel With Clearances

July 11, 2017 FROM NEXTGOV arrow Days after Navy contractor Aaron Alexis murdered 12 people during a shooting rampage at the Washington Navy Yard on Sept. 16, 2013, Pentagon officials acknowledged they had neglected to follow up on a Rhode Island police report the previous month showing that Alexis, who died in a shootout with police,...

Government Warms to Continuous Monitoring of Personnel With Clearances

July 10, 2017 Days after Navy contractor Aaron Alexis murdered 12 people during a shooting rampage at the Washington Navy Yard on Sept. 16, 2013, Pentagon officials acknowledged they had neglected to follow up on a Rhode Island police report the previous month showing that Alexis, who died in a shootout with police,...

HHS Secretary Price Accused of Campaign Finance Violation

July 10, 2017 Health and Human Services Secretary Tom Price is the target of a complaint to the Federal Election Commission by two campaign finance reform groups that claim he violated the law by using congressional campaign funds to ease his confirmation by the Senate. The Campaign Legal Center and Democracy 21, in...

Lawmakers Aim to Restrict Use of Lowest-Price Contracts

July 10, 2017 A contractors group has welcomed a bipartisan House bill placed in the hopper last month aimed at curbing agency use of lowest price technically acceptable contracts. The Promoting Value Based Procurement Act (H.R. 3019), introduced by Reps. Mark Meadows, R-N.C., and Don Beyer, D-Va., would amend the Federal Acquisition Regulation...

Government Warms to Continuous Monitoring of Personnel With Clearances

July 10, 2017 Days after Navy contractor Aaron Alexis murdered 12 people during a shooting rampage at the Washington Navy Yard on Sept. 16, 2013, Pentagon officials acknowledged they had neglected to follow up on a Rhode Island police report the previous month showing that Alexis, who died in a shootout with police,...

How Homeland Security Spent Millions on a Nonexistent Service

July 7, 2017 The Homeland Security Department did such a poor job of monitoring a contractor’s implementation of new performance management software the DHS inspector general found that the “failure literally meets [the Government Accountability Office]’s textbook definition of ‘waste.’” The Performance and Learning Management System, intended to manage employee training and performance...

Top Government Ethics Official Resigns With Jab at Trump

July 6, 2017 After eight months of wrangling with Donald Trump the businessman, president-elect and now president, Walter Shaub, director of the Office of Government Ethics, on Thursday tendered his resignation. “I have had the honor and privilege of serving the American public at the U.S. Office of Government Ethics under three presidents—George...

Special Counsel Backs Whistleblower, Says GSA ‘Grossly Mismanaged’ Tech Funds

July 6, 2017 FROM NEXTGOV arrow The Office of Special Counsel on Thursday announced it had reached a settlement with the General Services Administration on behalf of recently resigned Federal Acquisition Service Commissioner Tom Sharpe. The office said GSA “had grossly mismanaged its Technology Transformation Service” as described in a GSA report OSC has forwarded to...