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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Agencies Aren't All on the Same Page About Collecting Sexual Violence Statistics

August 24, 2016 The ongoing multi-agency effort to gauge the scope of sexual violence around the country is hampered by differing definitions used by four departments tackling the task, the Government Accountability Office concluded. “Measurements of sexual violence closely relate to definitions of sexual violence in federal data collection efforts,” the watchdog noted...

House Committee Staffer Charged with Failure to Pay Taxes for 5 Years

August 24, 2016 In a year when lawmakers have moved legislation to crack down on agency employees who are behind on their taxes, the Justice Department announced on Tuesday it had charged a congressional staffer with five counts of willingly failing to file a tax return. Isaac Lanier Avant, staff director for the...

TSA Buyers Reach Out to Minority Small Business Contractors

August 23, 2016 Program managers at the Transportation Security Administration tend to look to large companies when shopping for goods and services, Latetia Henderson, assistant administrator of TSA’s Office of Acquisition, told an industry day gathering on Tuesday. “We struggle to get them to understand small businesses.” Mingling with 26 small business contracting...

Obama Management Team Pushes Shared Services as Funding Remains in Limbo

August 23, 2016 The Obama administration’s team working to pool agency administrative functions through shared services has operated for the past 10 months with no funding, its director said on Monday. The body that launched last October with what officials agree is the awkward name “Unified Shared Services Management” has plowed ahead anyway....

IRS Reaches Out to 'Gig Economy' Taxpayers

August 23, 2016 Modern taxpayers who are driving for Uber or renting out their spare room with Airbnb have a new resource just a click away. The Internal Revenue Service on Monday announced the launch of a new online Sharing Economy Resource Center to centralize tax resources relevant to the 21st-century’s independent operators....

How the Government’s Quest to Block Robocalls Ended Up In Court

August 22, 2016 The Obama administration’s seven-year push for agencies to hold contests to tap the public for innovation ideas appears to be flourishing. This month’s annual update from the White House Office of Science and Technology Assessment reports that 35 agencies have held 134 prize competitions under authority provided by the 2010...

Top White House Aides Push Climate Change Disclosure

August 19, 2016 Two of President Obama’s key economic strategists took to the op-ed page of the Wall Street Journal on Friday to announce new agency actions to track climate change and solicit private-sector cooperation. “Even before the devastating flooding began in Louisiana last week, and we learned that July 2016 shattered all...

Pentagon IG Counsel Accused of Anti-Semitism

August 19, 2016 The decades-old case of a Jewish Army engineer on a weapons program who was accused of spying has been revived by his legal counsel seeking redress from the Defense Department inspector general’s office amid allegations of anti-Semitism. Attorneys for David Tenenbaum, a civilian who works on the Army Tank-Automotive and...

Justice Department Will Phase Out Private Prisons

August 18, 2016 The Bureau of Prisons will decline to renew any expiring contracts with private companies that house federal prisoners, Deputy Attorney General Sally Yates announced on Thursday. “We now have approximately 195,000 inmates in bureau or private contract facilities, down from a high in 2013 of approximately 220,000,” she wrote in...

No Political Meddling with FOIA Requests, Pentagon Watchdog Finds

August 18, 2016 Responding to a senator’s suspicions, the Defense Department’s inspector general interviewed Freedom of Information Act officers for all the military services asking whether any politically appointed non-career staff had delayed or withheld release of any requested documents. In a report released on Thursday, the watchdog said it found no such...

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