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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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IG Declines to Probe Treasury Secretary’s Possible Conflicts of Interest Relating to Russia Investigation

December 21, 2017 Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin, who served as the finance chairman of President Trump’s presidential campaign, has been criticized by left-liberal groups who thought he should recuse himself from policy issues affecting Russia, given the ongoing investigations of that country’s interference in the 2016 election. On Wednesday—the same day Treasury imposed...

Senator Expresses Concern About GSA Handing Over Transition Emails to Mueller Probe

December 20, 2017 The attorney for the Trump for America organization won a powerful ally on Tuesday in his challenge to the General Services Administration’s decision to cooperate with special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation of ties with Russia by turning over emails from the Trump presidential transition. Sen. Ron Johnson, R-Wis., chairman of...

ICE Accused of Hiding Details of Immigration Prison Locations

December 19, 2017 Immigration and Customs Enforcement, working at the epicenter of the Trump administration’s crackdown on illegal immigration, has released incomplete data on its detention facilities that muddies the costs and the agency’s reliance on private contractors, according to critics at two nonprofits. The Detention Watch Network and the Center for Constitutional...

Pentagon Sexual Harassment Prevention Needs Fine-Tuning, Watchdog Says

December 19, 2017 Despite a massive internal infrastructure devoted to preventing workplace sexual assault and harassment, the Defense Department has a ways to go in matching other agency standards for lowering risk and harmonizing data from victims’ reports, a watchdog found. “Unwanted sexual behaviors in the military—including sexual harassment, sexual assault and domestic...

Legal Specialists Defend GSA's Handover of Transition Emails to Mueller Probe

December 19, 2017 FROM NEXTGOV arrow The normally staid General Services Administration over the weekend found itself at the center of the legal and political storm surrounding special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation of Donald Trump’s presidential campaign, transition team and White House over possibly inappropriate ties to Russia. The agency known as the government’s landlord—which by...

Legal Specialists Defend GSA's Handover of Transition Emails to Mueller Probe

December 18, 2017 The normally staid General Services Administration over the weekend found itself at the center of the legal and political storm surrounding special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation of Donald Trump’s presidential campaign, transition team and White House over possibly inappropriate ties to Russia. The agency known as the government’s landlord—which by...

Americans Don't Trust Government and They're Angry About It, Poll Finds

December 18, 2017 Public trust in government’s ability to solve major problems remains near a historic low, according to a new national poll by the Pew Research Center. Only 18 percent of 1,500 respondents nationwide in late November and early December said they trust the federal government to do the right thing “just...

Senator Intervenes to Back Intel Community Whistleblower Ombudsman

December 15, 2017 The embattled whistleblower ombudsman for the intelligence community faced a disciplinary hearing on Dec. 13 that could result in termination, days after Sen. Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa, intervened on his behalf, Government Executive has confirmed. Dan Meyer’s role for the past four years as executive director of Intelligence Community Whistleblowing and...

Trump and His Regulation Czar Tout Major Cuts in Rules

December 14, 2017 President Trump and his regulatory affairs chief teamed up on Thursday to dramatize progress in the administration’s agenda of major cuts in regulations, combining a camera-ready “ribbon cutting” with release of the latest unified agenda of regulatory and deregulatory actions. Trump spoke while standing before a small stack of documents...

EPA Inspector General Takes on Scott Pruitt’s Soundproof Booth

December 14, 2017 The watchdog for the Environmental Protection Agency late last week acceded to House Democrats’ demands that his office investigate the widely reported installation of a customized $25,000 soundproof booth in the office of Administrator Scott Pruitt. In a Dec. 8 letter to Rep. Frank Pallone, D-N.J., of the Energy and...