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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Obama Plan to Curb Unfair Labor Practices Draws Industry Fire

September 1, 2015 A proposed rule aimed at curbing contractors’ unfair or inefficient labor practices has drawn objections from major contractors and a qualified thumbs-up from a nonprofit advocate of government transparency. In late May, the Labor and Defense departments, along with the General Services Administration and NASA, jointly proposed rules and guidance...

Homeland Security Spending on Major Conferences Continues to Fly Under the Radar

September 1, 2015 The Obama administration’s push to economize on agency conferences since the 2012 scandal that rocked the General Services Administration may be easier ordered than executed. The Homeland Security Department, its watchdog reported last month, submitted information on only 15 percent of conferences costing $20,000 or more from Oct. 1, 2013,...

Judge Tells IRS to Rethink Privacy Limits on Document Disclosure

August 31, 2015 In the latest twist in the legal battle over alleged White House interference in the Internal Revenue Service, a federal district judge on Friday ordered the tax agency to conduct a new search of documents sought under the Freedom of Information Act by the conservative-leaning nonprofit group Cause of Action....

Watchdog: Pentagon Should Integrate Military Services' Efforts at 'Better Buying Power'

August 31, 2015 After five years and several iterations of the Better Buying Power efficiency initiative, the Defense Department still is not effectively using portfolio management to optimize $1.4 trillion in weapon system investments, the Government Accountability Office has concluded. In areas such as shipbuilding, programs are too often duplicative while affordability studies...

Ex-FEMA Chief Makes No Apologies for Katrina Performance

August 28, 2015 Michael Brown, the ill-fated director of the Federal Emergency Management Agency during the Katrina crisis, became a household name for reasons he might not have preferred. Since resigning in 2005 amid heavy criticism, he has worked as a consultant and corporate speaker, earning what he calls “big bucks” counseling CEOs...

Note to Feds: Don’t Let Family Members Store Porn on Your Work Computer

August 28, 2015 An unnamed senior Commerce Department official failed to “set an example for the entire organization” by approving federal money to assemble an office coat rack, allowing family members to use government computers at home and submitting false travel and attendance reports, a watchdog found. “The evidence revealed that Senior Official...

Stock Market Jitters Underline Vacancies in Financial Agencies

August 28, 2015 When the Senate resumes work after Labor Day, members will face a growing backlog of presidential nominations awaiting action, with one batch gaining new urgency after the gyrations of world stock markets. A Government Executive round-up of nomination-tracking sources shows six top-level vacancies at financial players such as the Federal...

Yet Another Lois Lerner Email Account Identified

August 27, 2015 In another twist in the trail of federal executives doing business with private email accounts, Justice Department trial attorneys defending the Internal Revenue Service this week revealed the existence of an additional account used by Lois Lerner, the former IRS executive who oversaw the administration of tax exempt organizations. To...

How a No-Show Patent Examiner Got Paid $25,000 While Golfing

August 26, 2015 For at least 730 hours he logged as work time in fiscal 2014, a patent examiner participating in his agency’s telework program was actually hitting golf balls, playing pool or socializing in restaurants. The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office might never have detected his timecard abuse had it not been...

IRS Needs to Improve Handling of Obamacare Data

August 25, 2015 Amid all the political fireworks surrounding the Affordable Care Act, the Internal Revenue Service has largely succeeded in correctly processing taxpayer eligibility information, but the agency should improve its information sharing and reporting guidance to reduce risk, a watchdog found. Under some 50 provisions of the 2010 health insurance reform...

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