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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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Contractor in Iraq disputes inspector general’s allegations of overbilling

August 3, 2011 The United Arab Emirates-based Anham LLC has issued a statement denying charges made Saturday by the Special Inspector General for Iraq Reconstruction that the contractor had marked up the cost of parts by as much as 12,000 percent. "These conclusions are false," the company said through a publicity agent. "In ...

20,000 Ways to Save

August 2, 2011 With all eyes riveted on the debt-ceiling drama, the Office of Management and Budget on Monday announced that federal employees had submitted "an incredible 19,559" ideas for new agency economies. That would be 1,000 more entries for the president's Securing Americans Value and Efficiency (SAVE) Award than were submitted for ...

Debt-ceiling deal saddles contractors with new uncertainty

August 2, 2011 The long-elusive debt-ceiling pact President Obama signed into law Tuesday leaves federal contractors with many questions about their ability to perform long-term planning, according to industry representatives. The deal, which cuts federal discretionary spending by $917 billion in the next decade, includes taking $350 billion from the defense budget -- ...

IG: Iraq logistics contractor marked up prices as much as 12,000 percent

August 2, 2011 A United Arab Emirates-based logistics contractor billed Defense Department authorities in Iraq for parts at prices marked up as high as 5,000 percent and 12,000 percent, according to a quarterly report released Saturday by the Special Inspector General for Iraq Reconstruction. A review of a $119 million reconstruction and logistics ...

Bureaucratic Oath

August 1, 2011 Amid an ongoing political battle, HHS officials are managing to implement the massive health care law. The stack of documents in the House Energy and Commerce Committee hearing room in June constituted "every regulation, notice and correction that the Obama administration has issued so far" on the Affordable Care Act, ...

Boomerang Effect

August 1, 2011 The push to bring jobs in-house is shifting in political winds. The rhetoric borders on the triumphant. "This amendment eliminates the federal government's monopoly on services," proclaimed Rep. Pete Sessions, R-Texas, after a May vote on the fiscal 2012 Defense authorization bill, which includes language that would lift restrictions on ...

White House taps inspectors general in campaign to cut waste

July 28, 2011 As promised, the Obama administration on Thursday launched its Government Accountability and Transparency board, naming a team consisting mostly of experienced inspectors general to "make spending data more reliable and accessible to the American people," according to a press release. Vice President Biden on June 13 had announced the launch ...

CBO deflates claims on revenues from selling excess properties

July 27, 2011 The Obama administration's hopes for sizable revenues from impaneling a new body to streamline sales of unused federal real estate took a beating Wednesday when the Congressional Budget Office said the proposal offered in May would actually cost the government money -- as much as $60 million over the next ...

Senators seek to strengthen Obama effort to recoup improper payments

July 26, 2011 A year after President Obama signed the Improper Payments Elimination and Recovery Act, four senators have written legislation intended to bolster the government's capacity to reclaim funds that agencies erroneously paid to contractors or program beneficiaries, a figure that in 2010 reached $125 billion, according to the Office of Management ...

OMB elaborates on regulatory review for independent agencies

July 25, 2011 Cass Sunstein, administrator of the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, on Friday continued his bid to encourage independent agencies to participate in the Obama administration's governmentwide review of regulations that may be outdated, overly burdensome or stifling to the creation of jobs. In a July 22 memo to heads ...