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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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Cobert Ineligible to Be Acting OPM Director, IG Says

February 17, 2016 This story has been updated with a comment from Sen. Ron Johnson. The acting director of the Office of Personnel Management is not actually eligible for the job, the agency’s departing inspector general has determined. Any decisions Beth Cobert made in her acting status since President Obama appointed her on...

Pentagon Rule Would Deepen Dialogue with Major Industry Contractors

February 16, 2016 Following through on its Better Buying Power procurement reforms, the Defense Department on Tuesday published a proposed rule that would require major contractors who seek reimbursements for their independent research and development to alert the Pentagon before committing. Under the proposed amendment to the Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement, contractors...

GAO Toots Its Own Horn, Sets Record for Returns on Taxpayers' Investments

February 16, 2016 The nonpartisan Government Accountability Office delivered to the government a record-high $74.7 billion in financial benefits in fiscal 2015, the watchdog reported in its annual self-assessment. GAO returned $134 for every dollar spent on its auditing staff of 3,000, and documented 1,286 improvements it influenced in agency programs and operational...

Air Force Told To Save Millions on Contractors’ Depot Labor

February 12, 2016 The Air Force has not effectively negotiated depot labor profit at its logistics complex at Robins Air Base in Georgia, the Defense Department watchdog concluded, missing an opportunity to cut contractor profit and fees by $9.6 million to $24.9 million. “Contracting officials did not adequately reduce or eliminate profit and...

Was the IRS Bullied Into Giving Karl Rove’s Group Tax-Exempt Status?

February 11, 2016 For more than two years, the loud dispute over whether the Internal Revenue Service targeted conservative nonprofits included references to the pending application for tax-exempt status by the campaign group Crossroads GPS, founded by Kark Rove, a senior adviser to former President George W. Bush and longtime Republican strategist. This...

Oops. Did the IRS Send Capitol Hill Staff the Wrong Tax Form?

February 11, 2016 Like millions of other taxpayers, congressional staff this tax filing season received a form designed to allow them to prove they are enrolled in a health plan under the 2010 Affordable Care Act. Problem is, as noted by Sen. David Vitter, R-La., that form -- 1095-C -- is addressed to...

Goal of Improving Federal Property Management Unites Disparate Senators

February 11, 2016 Following years of partisan tensions over the General Services Administration’s effectiveness in property management, a bipartisan group of senators came together on a major committee Wednesday to advance a bill to accelerate and create new efficiencies in the process. The Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee unanimously approved the...

Senate Advances Plan to Expand Whistleblower Protections Among Subcontractor Employees

February 11, 2016 A key Senate panel on Wednesday approved a bill to extend whistleblower protection to a larger universe of contractors, subcontractors and employees of grant recipients. Sponsored by Sen. Claire McCaskill, D-Mo., S. 795 would expand and make permanent current whistleblower protections for all federal government grantees, subgrantees and subcontractors. It...

Obama Would Hike IRS Budget by 9 Percent

February 10, 2016 Fresh off a $290 million increase in last fall’s two-year budget deal, the Internal Revenue Service would receive a 9 percent hike under President Obama’s fiscal 2017 budget. The proposed $12.2 billion total budget would raise the number of full-time employees by some 4,000 to 84,803. It would help the...

GSA's Budget Request Invests in FBI and FEMA Headquarters, Tech Upgrades

February 10, 2016 Unlike many proposals in President Obama’s fiscal 2017 budget, the General Services Administration’s requests include many long-term funding streams for concrete projects that will outlast the current administration, among them new headquarters for the FBI and the Federal Emergency Management Agency. In addition, GSA hopes to continue its recent push...