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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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Paying Contractors No More Than Biden Makes Could Save $440M a Year

June 20, 2013 A fresh estimate of how much the Defense Department shells out to reimburse major contractors for their executive salaries has revived an ongoing debate and prompted reintroduction of legislation to cap the compensation at the level of the vice president’s salary. The Government Accountability Office on Wednesday released results of ...

Pentagon Financial Execs in Uncharted Waters, Survey Shows

June 19, 2013 Budget uncertainty, low morale and obstacles to audit readiness are combining to confront Defense Department financial executives with an unprecedented storm of challenges, according to a survey released on Wednesday. Ninety-four percent of the 1,006 respondents said the current environment of planned defense budget cuts and across-the-board cuts due to ...

Acting GSA Chief Impresses Senators As Agency’s Mr. Fix-It

June 18, 2013 After 14 months at the helm of the scandal-tarnished General Services Administration, Dan Tangherlini enjoyed a warm welcome from senators at his Tuesday confirmation hearing, delivering specifics on past and future cost savings in areas from conference planning, federal real estate and relationships with contractors. “From my first day on ...

Unions Slam Proposed Efficiency Board As ‘Offensive’ and ‘Unwise’

June 18, 2013 A proposed government transformation commission to overcome Congress’ budget stalemate so agencies could proceed to reduce inefficiencies and redundant programs is either “a chance for Congress to do something for the American people” or an “offensive” scheme to allow corporations to win more government contracts. Both views were on display ...

Hollywood Didn’t Get Undue Access for Bin Laden Film, Auditors Say

June 17, 2013 Allegations that the White House sought special access to the Defense Department for screenwriters planning a film on the May 2011 raid that killed Osama bin Ladin were found unsubstantiated in a Pentagon inspector general’s report released on Friday. Rep. Peter King, R-N.Y., chairman of the House Homeland Security Committee, ...

IRS Supervisor Clarifies Washington Role in Tax-Exempt Targeting

June 17, 2013 An Internal Revenue Service supervisor at the center of the tax-exempt applications process that erupted in political scandal in May has contradicted agency assertions that the mishandling was confined to an office in Cincinnati, but she offered no evidence that top IRS or Obama administration officials directed the added scrutiny. ...

Digital Innovations Help Deliver News Under Repressive Regimes

June 14, 2013 FROM NEXTGOV arrow An all-star team from the Broadcasting Board of Governors hauled samples of the agency’s cutting-edge digital equipment to the Capitol Visitors Center on Thursday for a show-and-tell called “Innovating at the Speed of News.” The idea was to have top officials and program managers mingle with reporters and technology buffs ...

Hey, Isn’t That … Jon Leibowitz?

June 13, 2013 Spotted looking on as a private citizen at a Wednesday Senate confirmation hearing was former Federal Trade Commission Chairman Jon Leibowitz, who stepped down in February. Leibowitz was at the Senate Dirksen building to watch his former colleague, Howard Shelanski, get grilled about his agenda should he become President Obama’s ...

Program Managers Too Scarce in the Federal Government, Survey Concludes

June 12, 2013 The key to curbing government waste and duplication lies in training more specialists in program management, analysts said Wednesday at a Capitol Hill panel hosted by the House Government Efficiency Caucus. Federal agencies are behind private industry in training program managers to reduce costs in today’s worldwide climate of “doing ...

Obama’s Pick for Regulatory Chief Survives Gentle Grilling

June 12, 2013 Howard Shelanski, a dual threat economist and law professor whom President Obama has picked to run the White House Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, fielded high-stakes questions from senators of both parties on Wednesday without any apparent harm to his prospects for confirmation. Currently serving as director of the ...