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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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Medicare Could Do More to Stop Duplicate Payments to Providers

August 19, 2014 Medicare managers’ ongoing efforts to avoid duplicate payments to health care providers could benefit from improvements to post-payment reviews by contractors, a recent audit found. The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services “does not have sufficient information to determine whether its contractors are conducting inappropriate duplicative claims reviews” due to ...

Nearly 8 out of 10 'Small' Federal Contractors Are Actually Giants

August 19, 2014 In the sixth of its annual studies, a small business advocacy group has again blasted the government for allegedly awarding contracts to major corporations when policy intends for them to go to legitimate small businesses. The Small Business Administration offered other possible explanations for the apparent discrepancies. The Petaluma, Calif.-based ...

Consumer Bureau's Complaint Site Draws a Complaint of Its Own

August 18, 2014 One of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau’s prized accomplishments, a real-time website posting consumer complaints and company responses, has prompted a different form of complaint. The Financial Services Roundtable, an industry group led by former Minnesota Republican Gov. Tim Pawlenty, on Monday unveiled a multi-media campaign accusing the three-year-old bureau ...

How Many Big Contractors Are Actually Posing As Small Businesses?

August 18, 2014 In the sixth of its annual studies, a small business advocacy group has again blasted the government for allegedly awarding contracts to major corporations when policy intends for them to go to legitimate small businesses. The Small Business Administration offered other possible explanations for the apparent discrepancies. The Petaluma, Calif.-based ...

Meet the Man Leading the Snowden Damage Investigation

August 17, 2014 Among the many actions the Obama administration took in the “post-Snowden” era of insider threats was to appoint a new governmentwide counterintellligence chief. The man filling that role, or the “NCIX,” as acronym-inclined national security feds call the National Counterintelligence Executive, is Bill Evanina, 47, an FBI special agent with ...

Meet the Man Who’s Gauging the Damage From Snowden

August 15, 2014 Among the many actions the Obama administration took in the “post-Snowden” era of insider threats was to appoint a new governmentwide counterintellligence chief. The man filling that role, or the “NCIX,” as acronym-inclined national security feds call the National Counterintelligence Executive, is Bill Evanina, 47, a former FBI special agent ...

CBO: Sequestration Cuts Are Unlikely This Year

August 15, 2014 The fiscal 2014 budget that President Obama signed last December contained enough cuts and revenues to avoid across-the-board cuts this year, the Congressional Budget Office confirmed Thursday. In its mandatory biannual update on sequestration, the nonpartisan office said that with Congress in having made only minor adjustments to the spending ...

Former DARPA Chief Broke Ethics Rules, Watchdog Finds

August 14, 2014 Fifteen months after its completion, the Pentagon inspector general on Wednesday released a report that found the former head of the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency violated ethics laws by endorsing a product she developed while in the private sector. Regina Dugan, now an executive with Google, ran DARPA from ...

If Patent Office Staff Lied About Hours Worked, Why Are They So Productive?

August 14, 2014 The president of the Patent Office Professional Association blasted a recent Washington Post story alleging that some patent examiners who telecommute routinely lied about the hours they worked. Robert Budens, whose association represents 8,000 examiners and other professionals, told Government Executive on Wednesday that the initial internal Patent Office report ...

Transparency Groups Want to Oust CIA Chief As White House Backs Him

August 13, 2014 In the latest twist in the feud between the CIA and the Senate Intelligence Committee over a report on torture, an alliance of 20 transparency advocacy groups has called for the firing of Director of Central Intelligence John Brennan. The White House on Wednesday restated its previous assertions of full ...