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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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Broadcasting Board Chief Dismisses Story that Trump Would Co-Opt His Agency

May 1, 2017 Reporting earlier this year suggesting that the Trump administration might impose its brand on U.S. international broadcasting “is not true and came from a reporter’s imagination,” John Lansing, CEO and director of the Broadcasting Board of Governors, said on Monday. “It was not sourced to anyone at the White House,...

Feds Think Trump Should Play By the Same Rules They Have to Follow

May 1, 2017 For federal employees accustomed to following agency ethics guidelines, the first 100 days with businessman Donald Trump in the White House brought out concerns about his potential conflicts of interests, bypassing of anti-nepotism rules and his emphasis on the special prerogatives of the president. Sixty percent of 1,295 survey respondents...

Special IG Calls for Trump-Era Recalibration in Afghanistan

May 1, 2017 Faced with a deteriorating military and economic situation, U.S. agencies working to rebuild war-torn Afghanistan should use the advent of a new presidential administration to re-rank programs to focus on those that are most effective, a watchdog advised. In a grim quarterly report to Congress, Special Inspector General for Afghanistan...

GSA Finally Disposes of Historic But Empty Cotton Annex

April 28, 2017 After years of criticism for what Republican lawmakers called “sitting on our assets,” the General Services Administration on Friday finally transferred the title of the Cotton Annex, a long-vacant Agriculture Department structure on Washington’s Federal Triangle. "We are pleased that this underutilized federal property generated robust interest in the marketplace,”...

Bush-Era Surgeon General Critiques Trump’s Firing of Successor

April 27, 2017 Last Friday’s dismissal of Surgeon General Vivek Murthy by the Trump administration halfway through his term brought a letter of protest from a predecessor. Richard Carmona, who held the job under President George W. Bush from 2002-2006, published a letter to the editor in Thursday’s Washington Post complaining the office...

House Oversight Members Press for Evidence on Flynn’s Fees from Russia

April 27, 2017 The refusal of the Trump administration to respond to demands for documents relating to the Russian ties of fired National Security Adviser Michael Flynn has prompted lawmakers from both parties to exert more pressure on the White House, the Army, the FBI, and the Defense Department and the Office of...

IRS Points to Progress for 2017 Tax Filing Season

April 26, 2017 The 2017 tax filing season presented the fewest wrinkles of any of the four administered by Internal Revenue Commissioner John Koskinen, an IRS official told a House Ways and Means oversight subcommittee on Wednesday. “The smooth operation of the filing season is not automatic or accidental; it has been made...

GAO List of Duplicative Programs to Piggyback on Trump Efficiency Effort

April 26, 2017 Congress’ watchdog released its seventh annual inventory of duplicative or fragmented programs on Wednesday with a nod toward the reorganization and efficiency effort announced two weeks ago by the Trump White House. The Government Accountability Office report updating the status of hundreds of past GAO recommendations for cost savings “will...

Lawmakers Continue Challenging GSA on Trump Hotel Deal

April 25, 2017 In the month since President Trump won the General Services Administration’s approval to keep his controversial Washington hotel lease, lawmakers and ethics advocates have kept up pressure on Trump to rethink the unprecedented arrangement. Concerned about Trump’s post-election role as “both landlord and tenant” of the luxury Trump International Hotel...

Justice IG Blasts Marshals Service Over Contractor-Run Prison

April 25, 2017 Weeks after President Trump’s Justice Department revived the practice of contracting out federal prison management, the U.S. Marshals Service has come under fire for lax oversight of a privately run detention facility in Leavenworth, Kansas. Justice’s inspector general on Tuesday released a report on CoreCivic Inc.’s management of the Leavenworth...

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