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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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Two Would-Be Governors With Very Different Views of Feds

August 29, 2013 The Old Dominion’s gubernatorial candidates expressed widely differing views of the federal government on Thursday as they spoke separately at George Mason University’s Arlington, Va., campus at an energy forum sponsored by the nonprofit Consumer Energy Alliance. Democrat Terry McAuliffe, a businessman and longtime fund-raiser for the Clinton family, said, ...

Another Year of Sequester Will Hamstring Workplace Safety, Study Says

August 29, 2013 The Occupational Safety and Health Administration will celebrate Labor Day with a force of workplace inspectors that is smaller than it was three decades ago, a situation that will worsen if the current automatic spending cuts are renewed for another year, according to a study released Thursday by the Center ...

Snowden’s Background Check Deemed Inadequate

August 28, 2013 The Falls Church, Va.-based firm that performed the background check on Edward Snowden missed key concerns in evaluating the Booz Allen Hamilton contractor who went on to leak vital documents on domestic surveillance by the National Security Agency, The Wall Street Journal reported. An official review by National Counterintelligence Executive ...

Napolitano Defends Record, Prescribes Advil for Successor

August 27, 2013 Signing off after four and half years atop the Homeland Security Department, Janet Napolitano on Tuesday praised her 240,000 employees for achieving new “agility and flexibility” during the past decade’s responses to terrorism, border threats and natural disasters. She also tweaked Congress for inaction on immigration and bequeathed an “open ...

Lawmakers Pursue Treasury’s Legal Basis for Obamacare Delays

August 26, 2013 Republican critics of President Obama’s landmark health care law have been vocal in their accusations that the Treasury Department’s decision to delay for a year the implementation of a key provision of Obamacare may be illegal. Commentators in such publications as National Review and The American Spectator used the issue ...

Lawsuits Against IRS Piling Up

August 26, 2013 As the Internal Revenue Service scrambles to turn over documents to congressional staff probing its mishandling of applications for tax-exempt status, the agency is also busy going to court. Tax Analysts, a nonprofit trade publisher based in Falls Church, Va., this month filed suit against the IRS seeking to accelerate ...

DHS Places Employee Who Backed Racial Violence on Leave

August 26, 2013 The Homeland Security Department has placed on administrative leave an employee recently exposed as the force behind a website filled with hate speech that advocates violence against whites. The employee, Ayo Kimathi, is a senior contract and small business specialist who has been at DHS since July 5, 2009. The ...

Sequester’s Impact on Regulators Remains a Subject of Debate

August 23, 2013 Analysts from the right and the left are offering widely varying assessments of whether this year’s automatic spending cuts are eating into the Obama administration’s regulatory powers, be it measured in overall spending or staffing. A widely noted report last month from professors at regulatory centers at Washington University at ...

Spot that Federal Building in Your Favorite Flick

August 23, 2013 Some of the handsomest and most historic federal properties perform double duty for the taxpayer when the General Services Administration teams up with some of Hollywood’s top television and movie producers. Though the agency has been accused of “sitting on our assets” when it undergoes a lengthy process for selling ...

State Allows Back Four Officials Criticized for Benghazi Roles

August 21, 2013 Finding “no breach of duty,” the State Department on Tuesday announced that four officials criticized for their role in the U.S. response to the September 2012 terrorist attack that killed four Americans in Benghazi, Libya, are returning from administrative leave to unspecified full-time work without disciplinary action. State Deputy Spokeswoman ...