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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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Four Agencies to Run Shared Financial Services

May 5, 2014 Invoking President Obama’s second-term management agenda, the Office of Management and Budget has named four departments that will seek to save the government money through shared services in financial management. Deputy budget director for management Beth Cobert joined with Fiscal Assistant Treasury Secretary Dick Gregg in a May 2 blog...

Do You Work in One of the 20 Most Elegant Federal Buildings?

May 2, 2014 Furthering a set of standards set by President Kennedy, the General Services Administration has joined with private-sector architects and designated the 20 best-designed federal buildings. The GSA Design Awards, presented Wednesday at a ceremony at the Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center in Washington, are presented every two years...

Customs and Border Protection to Hire 2,000

May 2, 2014 At a time of federal downsizing, the Customs and Border Protection website is displaying a prominent “Now Hiring” notice, part of a push to recruit 2,000 officers to be stationed at air, land and sea ports nationwide. The new officers, approved as part of the Homeland Security Department’s fiscal 2014...

New Diplomacy Museum Will Showcase More Than 'A Bunch of Pens'

May 1, 2014 The General Services Administration on Thursday announced selection of a construction contractor for the coming U.S. Diplomacy Center, a privately funded museum to be built at the 21st Street Northwest State Department headquarters in Washington. Gilbane Building Co., which won what GSA called an “open and competitive process,” will receive...

Defense Acquisition Reform Could Include Pay Hikes for Program Managers

May 1, 2014 The Pentagon official charged with curbing waste in weapons acquisition said Thursday that he would “like to keep my best people longer, reward them with added compensation and bonuses like in industry. But such recognition is difficult in the civil service.” Frank Kendall III, Defense undersecretary for acquisition, technology, and...

Snowden Draws Standing Ovation at 'Truth-Telling' Awards Ceremony

April 30, 2014 Introduced by an emcee acknowledging that “some in the audience may not be comfortable” honoring him, ex-National Security Agency contractor Edward Snowden received a standing ovation on Thursday when he weighed in via video link from an undisclosed location and accepted an award for “truth-telling.” “A year ago there’s no...

How 3 Agencies Managed to Award More Contracts Despite the Sequester

April 30, 2014 At a time of sequestration and reduced contracting governmentwide, several agencies bucked the trend and awarded more in contracts, as disclosed earlier this month in the annual top 200 contractors listing compiled by Bloomberg Government. The departments that increased their contracting the most in fiscal 2013 were: Education (a 27...

House Passes Bipartisan Bill to Ax Agency Reports No One Reads

April 29, 2014 This story has been updated. The House on Monday passed a bipartisan bill to cancel 79 agency reports that congressional committees and the Office of Management and Budget have agreed are unnecessary or duplicative. The Government Reports Elimination Act (H.R. 4194) cleared under suspension of the rules. It was co-sponsored...

OSC Hits Feds on Both Sides of the Aisle With Hatch Act Violations

April 29, 2014 Boosting or trashing a presidential candidate while on the job has landed two federal employees in hot water, the Office of Special Counsel announced on Tuesday in a release on violations of the Hatch Act. An unidentified Federal Election Commission attorney reached a settlement and resigned in April after his...

How Will the Ukraine Crisis Affect the Defense Budget?

April 28, 2014 Russian President Vladimir Putin’s ongoing push into Ukraine represents a “startling brazenness not seen in history,” a top House defense thinker said on Monday. “It means we need to expand the range of military options for which we have to be prepared,” according to Rep. Mac Thornberry, R-Texas, a member...