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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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Shutdown Could Crimp Pentagon Training and Confuse Contractors

October 9, 2013 Despite the Defense Department’s recall of half of its furloughed civilians, the government shutdown could create uncertainty in the military’s training programs and delay contractor payments in ways that affect the national security supply chain, according to a report released Monday by the Congressional Research Service. Made public by the ...

Chief Financial Officers Lament Decline in Government Services

October 8, 2013 Chief financial officers who today are leading a “declining, dispirited workforce” are able to deliver increasingly less in government services and face ongoing tension between tight resources and expanded reporting requirements, a survey found. The Obama administration’s still-unfolding second-term management agenda is being looked to for a “clear and consistent ...

Shutdown Takes Toll in Canceled Meetings, Events and Reports

October 8, 2013 On half-frozen websites and in sparse emails from across the government, word has been trickling out that meetings and hearings scheduled long before the shutdown are now canceled. As many as two dozen agency, congressional and private events listed in National Journal’s daybook for Tuesday bore the red “canceled” label, ...

Senate Panel Exposes Fraud in Social Security Disability Program

October 7, 2013 The Huntington, W.Va., office of the Social Security Administration became the center of a multi-million-dollar, multi-year fraud scheme in which lawyers, administrative judges and doctors profited from the agency’s efforts to accelerate its disability claims processing, according to a report released Monday based on a two-year Senate staff investigation. Following ...

House Democrats’ Discharge Petition Faces Uphill Climb

October 7, 2013 An unorthodox move by three top House Democrats to use the tool called a discharge petition to force a House vote on the Senate-passed spending bill and end the shutdown is being greeted skeptically by parliamentary experts and Republican congressional staff interviewed by Government Executive. Announced on Friday as a ...

Federal Buildings Still Open for After-Hours Events During Shutdown

October 4, 2013 Thursday night’s Service to America Medals celebration in Washington was planned, of course, long before the government shutdown. But the banquet planners at the nonprofit Partnership for Public Service knew they could proceed confidently with the gathering at the Federal Triangle’s elegant Mellon Auditorium despite the irony of thousands of ...

Defense Industry Warns of Furloughs If Shutdown Continues

October 4, 2013 As the government shutdown drags on, contractors both large and small are raising alarms about ripple effects on their workforces and cash flow that threaten to worsen if the budget stalemate continues. The Aerospace Industries Association on Thursday called on Congress to accelerate the process toward a solution or risk ...

Contractors Start to Feel the Shutdown Pain

October 4, 2013 This story has been updated. As the government shutdown drags on, contractors both large and small are raising alarms about ripple effects on their workforces and cash flow that threaten to worsen if the budget stalemate continues. The Aerospace Industries Association on Thursday called on Congress to accelerate the process ...

How HHS Rolled Out Obamacare Amid the Shutdown

October 3, 2013 The long-awaited debut of the Affordable Care Act was facing enough obstacles without a government shutdown tossed in the mix. But the insurance exchanges just launched by states and the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services appear to be affected far more by a deluge of online traffic and software ...

Regulations May Not Really Cost $1.75 Trillion a Year, SBA Office Concedes

October 3, 2013 The little-known Office of Advocacy at the Small Business Administration has acceded to critics and distanced itself from a three-year-old estimate that federal regulations inflict as much as $1.75 trillion in annual damage to the U.S. economy. At issue was a 2010 report in a series by economists Nicole V. ...