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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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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...

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...

Pentagon’s Largest Solar Project Yet Coming This Fall

April 28, 2014 Construction is under way on the Defense Department’s largest solar project ever, the General Services Administration announced. The 155-acre site near the Army base at Fort Huachuca, Ariz., will be outfitted with privately financed solar panels projected to provide more than 18-megawatts of clean power -- enough for 25 percent...

GSA Teams With Army on Pentagon’s Largest Solar Power Project Yet

April 28, 2014 Construction is under way on the Defense Department’s largest solar project ever, the General Services Administration announced. The 155-acre site near the Army base at Fort Huachuca, Ariz., will be outfitted with privately financed solar panels projected to provide more than 18-megawatts of clean power -- enough for 25 percent...

Former DHS Watchdog Who Got Too Cozy With Managers Is Put on Leave

April 25, 2014 The need for watchdogs to operate independently of their agencies prompted a shakeup on Thursday at the Homeland Security Department inspector general’s office, resulting in a former IG being placed on leave. Charles Edwards was removed from his interim post on the DHS science and technology staff following the release...

Sequestration and the Pentagon's 'Two Budgets'

April 24, 2014 Sequestration is forcing the Defense Department to “literally build two budgets” and, if the automatic cuts are continued, will damage the quality of U.S. weapons systems and deter innovation, a top Pentagon acquisition official said on Wednesday. Elana Broitman, deputy assistant Defense secretary for manufacturing and industrial base policy, said,...

SBA Isn’t Ready to Boast Yet, But All Agencies Have Met Their Small Biz Contracting Goals

April 24, 2014 For the first time in seven years, all federal agencies in fiscal 2013 met their goals of steering 23 percent of contracting to small businesses, according to panelists at an industry conference on Thursday. Emily Murphy, senior counsel for the House Small Business Committee, in a discussion on legislation and...