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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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New Study: Budget Cuts and Strategic Uncertainty Could Deplete the Defense Industrial Base

September 17, 2013 Shrinking Defense budgets and strategic uncertainty combine to risk depleting the national security industrial base to the point where key contractors might no longer be counted on as vital links in the Pentagon’s supply chain, says a coming study. “Many national security people who’ve never worked as contractors are strongly ...

Pentagon Should Set Priorities for Industrial Base, Says Analyst

September 17, 2013 Shrinking Defense budgets and strategic uncertainty combine to risk depleting the national security industrial base to the point where key contractors might no longer be counted on as vital links in the Pentagon’s supply chain, says a coming study. “Many national security people who’ve never worked as contractors are strongly ...

Inspectors General Worried by Tight Budgets, Sequestration

September 17, 2013 A trail-blazing survey of the inspector general community showed wide concern over the impact of budget cuts and sequestration, along with a professed faith in technological tools such as data analytics to help assess risk and curb waste, fraud and abuse. Released on Tuesday by the Association of Government Accountants, ...

Social Security May Have Overpaid Disability Claims by $1.29 Billion

September 16, 2013 Roughly 36,000 individuals may have received Social Security disability payments for which they did not qualify, at a cost to the government of $1.29 billion, the Government Accountability Office reported. In an audit released Friday to Sens. Tom Carper, D-Del., Carl Levin, D-Mich., and Claire McCaskill, D-Mo., GAO said that ...

IRS’ Former Tax Exempt Organizations Leader Re-Enters Spotlight

September 16, 2013 Lois Lerner, the onetime head of the Internal Revenue Service’s Exempt Organizations division at the center of the political targeting controversy, has been subjected to renewed media scrutiny, ahead of another congressional hearing this week on the scandal. Republicans on the Ways and Means Committee on Thursday released a new ...

State Department Management Chief Under Fire for Statements on Kabul Security

September 13, 2013 Employees of a private security contractor helping protect the U.S. embassy in Afghanistan have come forward with assertions that their team was dangerously understaffed, casting doubt on a more upbeat portrayal of the protections in place given this summer by a top State Department official. Sen. Claire McCaskill, D-Mo., chairwoman ...

Obama Names Former Performance Chief as Top Economic Adviser

September 13, 2013 President Obama on Friday announced that he has picked his former federal chief performance officer and acting budget director to be his top economic adviser. Jeffrey Zients will replace Gene Sperling, who spent four years primarily as director of the National Economic Council and assistant to the president for economic ...

Sequester and Budget Stalemate Worry Backers of Air Traffic Modernization

September 13, 2013 Transportation Department leaders are gearing up for a long-predicted autumn budget battle that poses a threat to NextGen, the decade-old $40 billion-and-rising program for modernizing air traffic control technology systems. On Sept. 19, an industry-government advisory committee created by Federal Aviation Administrator Michael Huerta will meet to set priorities for ...

Sequester Forces Intel Agencies to Take More Risks, Clapper Says

September 12, 2013 The nation’s top intelligence officer on Thursday said across-the-board budget cuts will likely continue for at least another year and are already forcing his agencies to take risks in doing without certain security-enhancing tools. James Clapper, director of the Office of National Intelligence, spoke of “the three S’s -- sequestration, ...

Sequester Forces Intel Agencies to Take More Risks, Chief Says

September 12, 2013 The nation’s top intelligence officer on Thursday said across-the-board budget cuts will likely continue for at least another year and are already forcing his agencies to take risks in doing without certain security-enhancing tools. James Clapper, director of the Office of National Intelligence, spoke of “the three S’s -- sequestration, ...