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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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White House Gives Ground on Agencies’ Selective Responses to Congressional Oversight Queries

July 28, 2017 The White House is no longer rigidly defending a Justice Department opinion that the Trump administration was using to instruct agencies to respond only to majority party committee chairmen when answering oversight questions. Giving some ground in an area that has been a bone of contention with Democratic lawmakers who...

GSA Names Hill Alumnus to Lead Public Buildings Service

July 28, 2017 This story has been updated with comment from former PBC commissioner Norman Dong. A long-time Capitol Hill staffer has been named commissioner of the Public Buildings Service, the General Services Administration announced on Friday. Dan Mathews for the past 14 years was staff director for a House Transportation and Infrastructure...

IRS Continued to Rehire Problem Employees Despite New Warning System

July 27, 2017 Despite promises to Congress, the Internal Revenue Service has yet to take advantage of a red-flag alert system designed to prevent it from rehiring past employees with blots on their records, a watchdog found. During the push to expand staff for the annual filing season, the tax agency is supposed...

Senators Demand That HHS Secretary Justify Anti-Obamacare Tactics

July 26, 2017 Health and Human Services Secretary Tom Price has orchestrated one of the Trump administration’s more dramatic shifts in policy and tone from the Obama administration as he works closely with the White House and Congress to undo the 2010 Affordable Care Act. On Monday, in response to HHS’ use of...

Mainstays of GSA's OASIS Contract Office Take New Jobs

July 26, 2017 FROM NEXTGOV arrow The General Services Administration’s vaunted integrated services contract has lost its top four managers as they moved to a GSA division more focused on information technology, the agency confirmed on Tuesday. The result is a whole new command at the One Acquisition Solution for Integrated Services contract (OASIS), a unique...

Mainstays of GSA's OASIS Contract Office Take New Jobs

July 26, 2017 The General Services Administration’s vaunted integrated services contract has lost its top four managers as they moved to a GSA division more focused on information technology, the agency confirmed on Tuesday. The result is a whole new command at the One Acquisition Solution for Integrated Services contract (OASIS), a unique...

House Lawmakers to CBO Analysts: You’re Fired

July 25, 2017 With the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office under fire from some Republicans for its recent cost estimates associated with repealing Obamacare, four House lawmakers on Monday invoked a rare budget tool seeking to abolish the agency’s budget analysis shop. The result, if included in a multi-bill appropriations package this week: elimination...

Ex-Census Director: 'I Didn’t Leave Because of Politics'

July 25, 2017 John Thompson, who surprised Washington in May with his sudden resignation as director of the Census Bureau, on Tuesday rejected suggestions that his departure was due to political tensions, saying the Trump administration is properly relying on career staff to carry forward plans for the 2020 count. Speaking on his...

Trump Names Acting Ethics Chief, Bypassing Senior Career Official

July 24, 2017 The White House last week announced that President Trump has tapped David Apol to serve as acting director of the Office of Government Ethics. Apol has worked at OGE for the past three years as general counsel. Apol will temporarily fill the slot vacated a week ago by Walter Shaub,...

Pentagon Logistics Agency Transferred Sensitive Military Surplus to GAO Sleeper Purchasers

July 21, 2017 In an unusual dabble in domestic spycraft, Government Accountability Office auditors set up a fake law enforcement agency and successfully persuaded the Defense Logistics Agency to transfer to its “employees” sensitive military surplus. GAO’s derring-do effort to test agencies’ controls against improper payments, as described in a report released July...