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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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Army Contracting Command Failed to Spot $100M in Overbilling

May 20, 2014 Two major contractors working on an Army counter-narco-terrorism project used unqualified labor and overbilled the government by nearly $100 million, according to a leaked version of a Pentagon inspector general report. Prime contractor Northrop Grumman and subcontractor DynCorp overcharged the government anywhere from $91 million to $123 million from 2007...

GSA Awards Professional Services Contracts to 74 Companies

May 20, 2014 The General Services Administration took a key step in its effort to harmonize agency services contracts with its announcement Monday that it has given awards to 74 companies under its vehicle called One Acquisition Solution for Integrated Services, or OASIS. As a family of contracts developed by GSA to streamline...

GSA Acquisition Officer Bound for White House Role

May 19, 2014 After two months of press and industry speculation, the General Services Administration has announced that its top acquisition policy officer will become a senior adviser at the White House, possibly a step toward filling the vacant post of administrator of the Office of Federal Procurement Policy. GSA Administrator Dan Tangherlini,...

Wanted: A Job Series for GPRA Specialists

May 16, 2014 An Energy Department official responsible for performance improvement at her agency recently bemoaned how tough it is to recruit a certain type of federal executive. She meant those with up-to-date experience in the priority goals and metrics vocabulary of performance management required under the 2010 Government Performance and Results Act....

Air Force Behind on Improvements to F-22 Fighter, Auditors Find

May 16, 2014 The Air Force’s quarter-century-old F-22 tactical aircraft is being modernized satisfactorily, but the concurrent program to improve its capabilities is falling short because it lacks its own cost baseline, the Government Accountability Office said on Thursday. The stealthy, highly maneuverable plane with advanced avionics and supersonic speed -- which cost...

Issa Issues Yet Another Subpoena to Secretary of State Kerry on Benghazi

May 15, 2014 This story has been updated. In the latest twist in congressional overseers’ campaign to investigate the 2012 Benghazi tragedy, a key House chairman on Thursday issued a new subpoena to Secretary of State John Kerry, the fourth in a series and one that would require his appearance before the House...

Bad News for Agency Budgets

May 15, 2014 The nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office, as part of its ongoing public education efforts, just published a simplified summary of the outlook for federal spending that does not bode well for most agencies. The matter-of-fact slide show delivered to the Stanford Institute for Economic Policy Research by CBO Director Douglas Elmendorf...

What To Expect at the Senate Hearing on VA Wait Lists

May 14, 2014 Perhaps the hottest of Washington’s hot seats on Thursday will be in the Senate Veterans’ Affairs Committee’s hearing room, where an embattled Cabinet secretary will respond for the first time in detail to charges of fatal mismanagement at veterans hospitals. Though Chairman Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., has titled the hearing “The...

What to Expect at Thursday’s Senate Hearing on VA Deaths

May 14, 2014 Perhaps the hottest of Washington’s hot seats on Thursday will be in the Senate Veterans’ Affairs Committee’s hearing room, where an embattled Cabinet secretary will respond for the first time in detail to charges of fatal mismanagement at veterans hospitals. Though Chairman Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., has titled the hearing “The...

Federal Vehicles Will be Guinea Pigs for New Safety Devices

May 14, 2014 The agency that leases the bulk of federal vehicles is joining with the top highway safety regulator to test cars and trucks and pursue technological innovations. In a joint announcement Tuesday, the General Services Administration and the Transportation Department’s National Highway Traffic Safety Administration said they would begin evaluating safety...