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Charles S. Clark

Senior Correspondent Charles S. 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, Boehner face off on cost of regulations

August 26, 2011 House Speaker John Boehner, R-Ohio, on Friday asked the White House for cost estimates on all pending regulations likely to have a price tag of more than $1 billion. The letter, which also claimed the volume of regulations is increasing, prompted a quick rebuttal from the Obama administration. "This year,...

Polls: Uncle Sam Keeps Us Safe

August 25, 2011 Longtime polling expert Karlyn Bowman, of the American Enterprise Institute, just delivered a pat on the back for the federal employees who toil to keep the country safe from another terrorist attack. In her new compendium of opinion data going back 10 years, Bowman writes: "At a time when criticism...

Performance.gov goes live after lengthy preparations

August 25, 2011 FROM NEXTGOV arrow The long-anticipated and many-times-delayed central federal website Performance.gov went live Thursday morning, providing a new dashboard through which the general public can track spending, cost-cutting and progress in hiring agency by agency. "Performance.gov advances the commitment in the president's [fiscal] 2011 budget to communicate candidly and concisely what the federal...

Performance.gov goes live after lengthy preparations

August 25, 2011 The long-anticipated and many-times-delayed central federal website Performance.gov went live Thursday morning, providing a new dashboard through which the general public can track spending, cost-cutting and progress in hiring agency by agency. "Performance.gov advances the commitment in the president's [fiscal] 2011 budget to communicate candidly and concisely what the federal...

Lockheed Martin braces for federal cuts while executing missile defense

August 24, 2011 Defense contractor Lockheed Martin Corp. "fully supports" the Pentagon's recently announced cost-cutting moves, but it will not allow affordability to be defined in ways that sacrifice quality in systems it supplies U.S. warfighters, a panel of executives told reporters Wednesday at the National Press Club. "Affordability is not cutting corners...

OMB details agency obligations under Government Performance Act

August 19, 2011 Chief operating officers must "redouble their efforts to cut waste" as they lead their agency's efforts to set priority goals required by the 2010 update of the Government Performance and Results Act, according to an Office and Management and Budget memo. "The challenges we face today demand that, now more...

A Save for the Archives

August 18, 2011 The National Archives benefited from the goodwill of a private dealer in historic documents who helped it recover a long-lost note by President Lincoln. As announced Thursday by Archivist of the United States David Ferriero, an 1862 letter from three surgeons writing to Lincoln drew Lincoln's reply appointing a hospital...

Postal Service commences talks with two unions

August 18, 2011 The red-ink-stained U.S. Postal Service announced Thursday that it has begun talks with one of two unions still without a long-term contract, and that negotiations with a second union will start Aug. 30 to pursue management's goal of eliminating 220,000 positions by 2015. The National Association of Letter Carriers, with...

SEC facing whistleblower charge that staff destroyed financial documents

August 18, 2011 Just days after its rules for whistleblowers took effect, the Securities and Exchange Commission is being accused by a whistleblower of destroying as many as 9,000 documents related to preliminary investigations involving companies that played active roles in the 2008 financial meltdown. Rolling Stone magazine Wednesday broke a story that...

Agency slow in applying technology to protect federal buildings, GAO says

August 17, 2011 Federal Protective Services has made visible but limited progress in improving its risk management program -- which addresses threats to agency buildings -- and in the transfer of its programs to new authorities within the Homeland Security Department, according to a pair of recent Government Accountability Office reports. The troubled...