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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.
Results 11-20 of 1929

Senators Launch Whistleblower Protection Caucus to Send Message

February 26, 2015 Touting a rare display of bipartisanship, two senators on Wednesday announced the launch of a Whistleblower Protection Caucus, which has attracted 10 members seeking to “send a message from the very top of the bureaucracy on down that whistleblowers deserve praise, not hostility.” Sen. Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa, chairman of the ...

DHS Office Reminds Employees Counseling Is Available If There’s a Shutdown

February 26, 2015 As the congressional drama continues over the looming partial shutdown at the Homeland Security Department, contingency preparations are affecting multiple players. DHS Secretary Jeh Johnson said officials have started informally notifying employees who would face furloughs, and on Wednesday, DHS Chief Information Officer Luke McCormack reminded his staff that counseling ...

Senator Demands Disclosure of Inspectors General Salaries

February 25, 2015 File this one under the rubric that salary information wants to be free. Sen. Claire McCaskill, D-Mo., on Tuesday assigned the leader of the inspectors general council with delivering salary information on his counterparts, warning that some are earning twice what others earn for performing less work and possibly going ...

How the Congressional Budget Office Won Over Lawmakers

February 25, 2015 Alice Rivlin joked that she owed her 1975 appointment as the first director of the Congressional Budget Office to a Washington stripper. “I was the Senate candidate, and the House had another,” Rivlin said on Tuesday at a panel discussion that assembled all seven former CBO directors to mark the ...

Now SIGAR Wants To Know How Big Afghanistan's Security Force Will Become

February 24, 2015 The top watchdog for U.S. efforts to stabilize Afghanistan is seeking details on the prospective size of Afghan security forces, at a time when the Obama administration is reportedly considering slowing the removal of U.S. troops from that war-torn country. Newly sworn in Secretary of Defense Ashton Carter visited Afghanistan ...

Environmentalists Protest Forest Service Job Cuts

February 24, 2015 A Forest Service plan to eliminate 133 jobs in law enforcement on federal property prompted an outcry from the nonprofit Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility, an alliance of federal, local and state scientists, law enforcement officers and land managers. The 16 percent force reduction, the group warned on Tuesday, coming ...

Watchdog Launches Review on Future Size of Afghan Forces

February 24, 2015 The top watchdog for U.S. efforts to stabilize Afghanistan is seeking details on the prospective size of Afghan security forces, at a time when the Obama administration is reportedly considering slowing the removal of U.S. troops from that war-torn country. Newly sworn in Secretary of Defense Ashton Carter visited Afghanistan ...

Air Force Restores Eligibility to Controversial Contractor

February 23, 2015 The Air Force on Friday quietly ended its three-week suspension of the reverse-auction company FedBid, the contractor announced, removing a threat that the Vienna, Va., firm would face suspension and debarment. On Jan. 29, the Air Force had moved to place FedBid on the Excluded Parties List System in reaction ...

National Archives Chief Outlines 80-Year Cleanup Job

February 23, 2015 Eighty years ago, when the National Archives and Records Administration first opened, the chief archivist encountered a sight suggesting that the agency had its work cut out for it. “Valuable records were found in a depository piled on dust-covered shelves mingled higgledy-piggledy with empty whiskey bottles and with rags and ...

Broadcasting Board’s New CEO: 'I Didn't Come Here to Cut'

February 20, 2015 Executives and news staff at the troubled Broadcasting Board of Governors responded warmly this week to inaugural remarks from the agency’s first-ever chief executive officer. Andrew Lack, a veteran of NBC News, CBS News, SONY Music Entertainment and Bloomberg Global Media Group, was hailed as an “icon of the news ...