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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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IRS Claims One Victory in Court Battle Over Document Retrieval

July 10, 2015 The embattled team of internal document reviewers at the Internal Revenue Service received news of a courtroom victory this week in the two-year-old conflict with Congress and conservative legal groups seeking emails relating to the alleged political bias at the agency. In a July 3 ruling addressing one of Judicial...

Veterans Affairs Deputy Teams with Boss on Corporate-Style Reforms

July 10, 2015 Two years ago, the Veterans Affairs Department’s top two executives were private citizens sipping wine together with their families in Sonoma, Calif., little imagining that soon they would team up to bring corporate-style budget and cultural reforms to “the largest health care organization in America.” Sloan Gibson, the VA’s deputy...

OMB Pushes Interagency Collaboration to Modernize Statistics

July 9, 2015 Agencies should get together to more efficiently update the government’s array of statistics, the chief of the White House Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs said on Wednesday. In a memo to agency heads, OIRA administrator Howard Shelanski said he “strongly encourages” agencies to use such tools as the Economy...

Most Agencies Embrace Data-Driven Performance Reviews, Watchdog Finds

July 9, 2015 Data-driven reviews of program effectiveness required under Congress’ agency management reform law can promote use of performance information by agency officials and produce improved results, the Government Accountability Office said in its latest survey of performance improvement officers. “Most federal agencies reported conducting data-driven reviews frequently and regularly, involving agency...

Ban on Contractor Campaign Gifts Is Constitutional, Says Circuit Court Panel

July 8, 2015 A 75-year-old prohibition on campaign contributions by individual federal contractors was upheld on Tuesday by a three-judge panel of the District of Columbia Circuit, a ruling favoring the Federal Election Commission’s position over two contractors for the U.S. Agency for International Development. In Wagner v. FEC, the appeals judges meeting...

Treasury Chief: Consumer Agency’s Track Record Should Silence Critics Who Wanted It Gone

July 8, 2015 The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, which after five years remains in the cross-hairs of Republican critics, has earned an end to calls for its abolition, Treasury Secretary Jack Lew said on Wednesday. “The CFBP is doing important work and was protected with independent funding,” Lew told a Brookings Institution audience...

House Oversight Leaders Refer Ex-Chemical Board Chair for Prosecution

July 8, 2015 The recently fired chairman of the Chemical Safety Board has been referred to the Justice Department for possible criminal prosecution, the chairman and ranking member of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee announced on Wednesday. Rafael Moure-Eraso, whose embattled tenure leading the independent investigative agency was ended three months...

The Face of Government’s Landlord

July 8, 2015 W hen President Obama nominated Denise Turner Roth to take the helm of the General Services Administration, he got a former city manager, legislative aide and efficiency crusader. At 41, Roth is younger than most people who’ve led the agency. As deputy she helped consolidate GSA’s information technology, human resources,...

Around Government

July 8, 2015 Defying Ranger Danger NPS’ Matt Hudson says he was just doing his job during a courageous nighttime rescue. After Matt Hudson received the call that his services were needed to rescue a man stuck on a rock amid Class IV rapids, he and his team—Brett Painter and Thomas Hall—had an...

IRS Did Not Willfully Destroy or Hide Lerner Emails, Watchdog Finds

July 7, 2015 An inspector general’s probe of the missing emails involving former Internal Revenue Service executive Lois Lerner “provided no evidence that the IRS employees involved intended to destroy data on the tapes or hard drives in order to keep this information from Congress,” the Justice Department or the inspector general’s staff,...