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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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GSA acquisitions chief goes on medical leave

July 30, 2012 Just days before a House hearing scheduled to examine overspending at a 2010 conference he helped run, Steven Kempf, commissioner of the General Services Administration’s contracting division, announced he is taking a 60-day medical leave as of Monday. In an email Friday to his staff at the Federal Acquisitions Service, ...

Dueling Bids to Cut Office Space

July 27, 2012 Though not in direct competition, the General Services Administration and Republicans on the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee seem to operate on different wavelengths when it comes to the shared goal of selling off excess federal property. On Thursday the panel chaired by GSA critic Rep. John Mica, R-Fla., approved ...

Obama’s black education initiative draws cheers, brickbats

July 27, 2012 President Obama on Thursday signed an executive order launching a White House Initiative on Educational Excellence for African-Americans, to be housed in the Education Department. The election-year move was welcomed by leaders in the black community but criticized by conservative groups. “In the less than 60 years since the Brown ...

House passes package cracking down on regulations

July 26, 2012 The House on Thursday passed a package of Republican-backed anti-regulation bills, including one from Rep. Tim Griffin, R-Ark., that would prevent any federal agency from issuing a new regulation until the national unemployment rate drops to 6 percent. The vote was 245-172, with 13 Democrats voting in favor and two ...

It may be a while before Pentagon financial statements are auditable, IG warns

July 26, 2012 The Defense Department's ongoing effort to produce auditable financial statements by a congressionally imposed deadline of 2017 could be in jeopardy, according to an inspector general's report released this month. For years, the Government Accountability Office has has been warning that many military agencies are behind in modernizing their software ...

Issa accuses HHS of using Medicare pilot to ‘buy’ election for Obama

July 25, 2012 An $8.3 billion Medicare demonstration project the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services runs was faulted by government auditors for its large size and a design that might hamper conclusive results, prompting a key congressional overseer to blast it as an attempt by the Obama administration to curry favor with ...

Many Agencies Show at AIDS Conference

July 25, 2012 With more than 23,000 attendees from around the world gathering in Washington for the 2012 AIDS conference, the United States is represented by a panoply of federal agencies. Speeches at the opening session were delivered by Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius. Also ...

Health care law will cost less than previously estimated, CBO says

July 24, 2012 In a widely anticipated revised estimate produced after the Supreme Court ruling on the health care reform law, the Congressional Budget Office on Tuesday reported that the 2010 Affordable Care Act will cost the government $84 billion less than previously calculated for the period from 2012-2022. The nonpartisan office also ...

Who’s to blame if we go over the fiscal cliff?

July 24, 2012 Sen. Pat Toomey, R-Pa., on Tuesday shot back at a Democratic colleague with whom he pursued a bipartisan budget deal in 2011 on the unsuccessful super committee. Toomey labeled as “cynical” the suggestion by some Democrats that Congress should do nothing to head off the coming expiration of the 2001 ...

Federal Buildings on a Bumper Sticker?

July 24, 2012 The steady stream of criticism of the General Services Administration heard from House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee Chairman John Mica has emerged as a campaign issue in the central Florida district the Republican has represented for 20 years. For nearly a year, Mica has blasted GSA both for extravagant spending ...