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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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Senator: Even Small Agencies Need Watchdogs

April 11, 2014 The 41 small federal agencies with no statutory inspector general are placing at risk more than $1 billion a year in budget authority, said Sen. Claire McCaskill, D-Mo., on Thursday. In convening a hearing to lay the groundwork for a bill to add watchdogs, the chairwoman of the Homeland Security ...

IGs: Intel Sharing Largely Up to Par in Run-Up to Boston Bombing

April 11, 2014 The government’s post-9/11 bid for better intelligence sharing was for the most part well-executed in the case of last April’s fatal bombing attack at the Boston Marathon, according to a look-back released Thursday by four inspectors general. The unclassified, redacted version of a 168-page report highlighted a few instances in ...

House Panel Holds Ex-IRS Official in Contempt

April 10, 2014 In a historic move intensifying the dispute over political bias at the Internal Revenue Service, the House Oversight and Government Reform panel on Thursday voted along partisan lines to hold former IRS executive Lois Lerner in contempt of Congress. The 21-12 tally sends to the House floor a resolution saying ...

Could Social Media Help Catch Abuse of Disability Benefits?

April 9, 2014 For years, a rock musician collected federal benefits from Social Security Disability Insurance. But this January, the Social Security Administration cut him off, the agency’s inspector general told a House panel on Wednesday. The reason? His posts on social media revealed to agency claims reviewers and IG auditors that he ...

Pro-Obama Chant Lands IRS Customer Service Employee in Hot Water

April 9, 2014 The independent Office of Special Counsel on Wednesday announced that it has taken action against three Internal Revenue Service employees who allegedly stumped for Obama while on the job, in violation of the Hatch Act. One OSC investigation “found evidence that the IRS employee used his authority and influence as ...

The New Poster Children for Duplication in Federal Programs

April 8, 2014 In what for the past four years has become an annual ritual, Congress’ watchdog agency on Tuesday unveiled a fresh list of agency programs that overlap with or duplicate one another, giving the Obama administration a mixed report card on implementing past recommendations for weeding out programs that appear superfluous. ...

A Symbolic Victory for Open Office Setups

April 8, 2014 The General Services Administration has won at least a symbolic victory that should help its push for the "Total Workplace." That’s the office design—now in place at GSA’s F Street headquarters and recommended to other agencies—aimed at achieving savings and collaboration through desk sharing, telecommuting and mobile devices. GSA Administrator ...

GSA Sets Stage to Sell Federal Triangle Properties

April 8, 2014 The General Services Administration on Monday took steps to attract developers to two properties in Washington’s Federal Triangle complex, answering congressional critics who complained of inaction and furthering the Obama administration’s ongoing bid to shrink the government’s real estate footprint. The agency released a Request for Qualification, soliciting development and ...

House Partisans Keep Going Back and Forth on IRS Targeting of Nonprofits

April 7, 2014 Republicans on the House Oversight and Government Reform panel on Monday continued to defend their belief that political conservatives bore the brunt of the mistreatment by a unit of the Internal Revenue Service that has kept the tax agency in hot water for nearly a year. In a new staff ...

GSA Watchdog Who Broke Vegas Scandal to Retire

April 7, 2014 Brian Miller, the General Services Administration’s inspector general who in 2012 set in motion the conference spending scandal that shook up the agency’s leadership, will retire as of April 19, his office announced on Monday. “The time has now come for me to seek new opportunities,” Miller said in a ...