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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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Next Wrinkle in IRS Flap: Does the IG Secretly Powwow with Republicans?

February 4, 2014 Two key Democrats on the House oversight panel are objecting to the Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration’s private meetings with the Republican chairman of their committee. In the latest in the ongoing and politicized dispute over the Internal Revenue Service’s mishandling of tax-exemption applications, Rep. Elijah Cummings, D-Md., and ...

Army Guard Recruiting Fraud Tied to Weak Oversight

February 4, 2014 Undeserved “bounties” collected by recruiters under contract with the Army National Guard added up to fraud totaling at least $29 million in a program designed to boost troop strength during the Iraq war and after Hurricane Katrina, a Senate panel learned on Tuesday. The state-administered Guard Recruiting Assistance Program, or ...

Justice Will Not Allow Investigator of IRS Scandal To Testify

February 3, 2014 The Justice Department has rebuffed a House Republican’s plan to hold an oversight hearing this Thursday featuring a key criminal investigator from the team reviewing mishandling of tax-exempt status applications by the Internal Revenue Service. Rep. Jim Jordan, R-Ohio, asked Justice attorney Barbara Bosserman on Jan. 28 to testify “due ...

Broadcasting Board Accused of Mishandling Contractor Taxes

February 3, 2014 The strategic management arm of the Broadcasting Board of Governors may be violating tax rules that require withholding of taxes from paychecks of thousands of full-time individual contractors, a blogger has charged, citing investigations by the Internal Revenue Service and the BBG’s inspector general. BBG Watch, which is edited and ...

Park Service: No Plans to Change Shutdown Protocol

January 31, 2014 Feelings are still a bit raw on Capitol Hill over the National Park Service’s decision during last October’s government shutdown to barricade portions of the National Mall favored by tourists. Sen. Mark Begich, D-Alaska, at a Thursday hearing on how the 16-day shutdown affected the District of Columbia, asked a ...

Virginia Lawmakers Seek to Halt Air Force Office Move

January 30, 2014 Two senators and a Northern Virginia House member on Wednesday appealed to the Air Force to reconsider a reported plan to transfer its Office of Scientific Research from Arlington, Va., to Wright-Patterson Air Force Base in Ohio. The office, with a staff of 200 employees who manage the service’s basic ...

GSA Official Will Leave Agency in March

January 30, 2014 Dorothy Robyn, the top buildings management executive at the General Services Administration, will leave her post in March, the agency announced. The commissioner of the Public Buildings Service who previously headed the Pentagon’s Base Realignment and Closure office cited frustrations with Congress and a desire to write about policy as ...

Navigating a 'Difficult Triangle' of Security Clearance Interests

January 29, 2014 Weeks after leaving his post as the White House administrator for federal procurement policy, Joe Jordan returned to Capitol Hill on Tuesday to shed light on the Obama administration’s coming review of federal security clearance procedures launched in response to September’s Navy Yard shootings, and due in February. Jordan -- ...

Fire Intelligence Chief, Lawmakers Say

January 29, 2014 The White House should fire intelligence chief James Clapper as part of its effort to rein in the National Security Agency’s surveillance programs, said a group of lawmakers this week. President Obama’s recently proposed NSA reforms “fall short of substantial transparency and reform” and should include the sacking of Clapper, ...

Pentagon Joins With GSA to Improve Cybersecurity in Acquisitions

January 29, 2014 Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel joined General Services Administration chief Dan Tangherlini on Wednesday to unveil six recommendations for better protecting the government acquisition system from cyberattacks. The joint report to President Obama complies with a February 2013 executive order and a presidential policy directive to boost cybersecurity governmentwide. The Homeland ...