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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 Chief Warns Delivering Documents to Congress Could Take Years

March 26, 2014 After three months on the job, Internal Revenue Commissioner John Koskinen faced a grilling on Wednesday from House GOP lawmakers who accused him of withholding internal agency emails demanded in a February subpoena. But Koskinen said his staff is fully responding to the request as originally defined, warning that a ...

Should Edward Snowden Get His Passport Back?

March 25, 2014 On Wednesday, an alliance of pro-whistleblower activists is set to deliver petitions containing more than 100,000 signatures to the State and Justice Departments demanding that former National Security Agency contractor-turned-leaker Edward Snowden have his passport reinstated so that he can end his current exile in Russia. The petitions are addressed ...

House Republicans Prod OMB on Federal Property Data

March 25, 2014 Two top members of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee are pressuring the Obama administration to turn over documents on federal property holdings, threatening a subpoena if the Office of Management and Budget does not comply. As part of its ongoing monitoring of administration handling of vacant and outmoded ...

The FBI Has Built a Better Terrorist Watchlist

March 25, 2014 The FBI has made considerable progress in improving the accuracy and timeliness of the post-9/11 terrorist watchlist, the Justice Department inspector general reported on Tuesday. But the bureau-administered Terrorist Screening Center could do more to document investigations during national security incidents as well as better facilitate the sharing of information ...

Former U.S. Controller, Champion of Feds Goes to Private Practice

March 24, 2014 Danny Werfel, the Office of Management and Budget stalwart whom President Obama tapped in May 2013 to stabilize the troubled Internal Revenue Service, has begun a job in the private sector, his new employer announced Monday. The former U.S. controller is now a director in the Washington office of the ...

The Pentagon Can't Buy All Its F-35s for $390.4 Billion

March 24, 2014 In the latest downbeat assessment of the Pentagon’s 13-year struggle to build the Joint Strike Fighter, Congress’ watchdog on Monday warned that the high-tech aircraft’s $390.4 billion total acquisition cost may not be achievable in the current budget climate. “Currently the acquisition program requires $12.6 billion per year through 2037,” ...

GAO Questions Affordability of F-35 Joint Strike Fighter

March 24, 2014 In the latest downbeat assessment of the Pentagon’s 13-year struggle to build the Joint Strike Fighter, Congress’s watchdog on Monday warned that the high-tech aircraft’s $390.4 billion total acquisition cost may not be achievable in the current budget climate. “Currently the acquisition program requires $12.6 billion per year through 2037,” ...

IRS Reorganizes Division at Center of Controversy

March 21, 2014 This story has been updated. The Internal Revenue Service on Thursday announced a reorganization of the legal team in its Tax Exempt and Government Entities division, the umbrella unit for the office at the center of the ongoing dispute over mishandling of applications by nonprofits seeking tax-exempt status. “Under the ...

Republican Questions Treasury’s Authority to Delay Parts of Obamacare

March 21, 2014 The chairman of the House oversight panel this week wrote to Treasury Secretary Jack Lew seeking more information on the legal reasoning behind the department’s eight-month-old decision to delay the employer mandate and other provisions in the Affordable Care Act. The Obama administration’s decision to delay the law’s mandate that ...

The Cheapest Contract Isn’t Always the Best, Acquisition Officials Say

March 20, 2014 Confusion over “lowest price, technically acceptable” contracts have rendered the Pentagon’s acquisition workforce “brutalized” by critics and the press who mistake shrinking defense budgets for a lack of ambition for innovation, a top acquisition official said Thursday. Katrina McFarland, assistant Defense secretary for acquisition and past president of the Defense ...