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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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EPA’s ‘Moonlighting Spy:’ I Guess Greed Made Me Do It

January 24, 2014 A newly released transcript of a congressional deposition of John Beale, the Environmental Protection Agency attorney sentenced to 32 months in prison for falsely claiming his workplace absences were due to a moonlighting gig at the CIA, is not a totally satisfying read. Beale was sentenced Dec. 18 for defrauding ...

Top Contractor for Background Checks Charged With Fraud

January 23, 2014 The contractor that performed federal background checks on such headline personalities as National Security Agency leaker Edward Snowden and Navy Yard shooter Aaron Alexis has been accused of fraud by the Justice Department. Falls Church, Va.,-based USIS, which had already been the subject of a False Claims Act suit filed ...

HHS Secretary Defends Healthcare.gov, Obamacare to Mayors

January 23, 2014 Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius touted the current healthcare.gov website as much-improved from the balky site that millions struggled to navigate in October, during a discussion with a gathering of mayors in Washington on Wednesday. Asked by Green Bay, Wis., Mayor James Schmitt for comment on the botched ...

GSA Website Wins Harvard Innovation Award

January 23, 2014 Challenge.gov, the General Services Administration’s three-year-old website that solicits solutions to agency problems from the general public, is the winner of the 2013 Innovations in American Government Award. The website which so far has been used by 59 agencies and received 3.5 million visits from 220 countries, was picked from ...

Broadcasting Board of Governors Reshuffles Management Team

January 22, 2014 The board in charge of U.S. broadcasting overseas on Wednesday announced new job responsibilities for one of its top officials, the latest management restructuring at the agency. Broadcasting Board of Governors Chairman Jeffrey Shell said Jeff Trimble, who has been deputy director at BBG’s International Broadcasting Bureau, will transition to ...

Budget Cuts Are Hurting the Pentagon's Ability to Identify Budget Cuts

January 21, 2014 Budget cuts and lax metrics have slowed a three-year-old push by Defense to track the department’s efficiency initiatives, the Government Accountability Office reported. A 2010 directive from then-Defense Secretary Robert Gates aimed to save $100 billion in overhead costs by 2016 through efficiencies identified by each of the military services ...

Taxing Turnaround

January 21, 2014 Hours after a ceremonial swearing-in before hundreds of his employees in early January, new Internal Revenue Commissioner John Koskinen named the tax agency’s tightened budget as “the most intractable problem” he faces, also expressing hope the hard work staff have spent redacting and submitting documents to Congress as part of ...

Watchdog: Pentagon’s Efficiency Effort Lacks Proper Metrics

January 21, 2014 Budget cuts and lax metrics have slowed a three-year-old push by the Defense Department to track its efficiency initiatives, the Government Accountability Office reported. A 2010 directive from then-Defense Secretary Robert Gates aimed to save $100 billion in overhead costs by 2016 through efficiencies identified by each of the military ...

The Power Of Panels, Probes and Pardons

January 21, 2014 When federal witnesses get hauled before the cameras, it’s sometimes a sign of historic high crimes and misdemeanors, and sometimes it’s merely partisan posturing and shooting blanks. Longtime scholar and government reform advocate Paul C. Light set out to determine which of some 100 federal investigations during the past seven ...

Powered by Mission

January 21, 2014 Engineers at NASA became near sex symbols on YouTube in the fall of 2012 because of footage showing them erupting with joy at the Curiosity rover’s successful landing on Mars. The Federal Trade Commission’s Do Not Call Registry, inaugurated in 2003, has become a hit with millions of consumers fed ...