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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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Government Should Operate More as a Single Enterprise, Report Says

August 8, 2013 Rather than function like a “holding company” for a hundred entities, the federal government should reform its management structure to operate routinely as a single enterprise, according to a report released Thursday by the nonprofit Partnership for Public Service and the Booz Allen Hamilton consulting firm. Four top officials from ...

Rule Would Boost Consideration of Contractor Past Performance

August 7, 2013 A proposed rule published Wednesday would update the Federal Acquisition Regulation to help agencies consider past performance of contractors in awarding new work while shortening the comment period available to affected firms. The industry appears receptive. As required by the fiscal 2013 National Defense Authorization Act President Obama signed on ...

Obama Chemical Safety Order Could Help Keep Peace Among Feuding Agencies

August 7, 2013 President Obama’s Aug. 1 executive order on chemical safety has raised hopes for improved cooperation among agencies that are sometimes at loggerheads over whose regulations and agendas take precedence in preventing and investigating serious accidents, according to interviews with Government Executive. In response to the April 17 fertilizer plant fire ...

OMB Updates Approaches to Faith-Based Projects

August 6, 2013 The White House budget office is clarifying its approach to federal partnerships with faith-based and neighborhood projects. Agency heads have been asked to flesh out procedures according to a list of general principles identified in a 2012 report, according to guidance budget director Sylvia Mathews Burwell issued on Friday. A ...

Long-Sleepy Privacy Board Gets New Life After NSA Disclosures

August 5, 2013 The little-known Privacy and Civil Liberties Oversight Board, created in 2007 on a 9/11 Commission recommendation, was limping along for years with no appointees or staff leadership. All that changed with this summer’s revelations of domestic surveillance of Americans’ telephone activity by the National Security Agency. The board -- an ...

New TV Show on Agencies Spotlights Information Technology

August 5, 2013 FROM NEXTGOV arrow Washington-area ABC affiliate WJLA-TV debuted its entry in the crowded Sunday morning talk show schedule with a half-hour of interview segments showcasing the federal chief information officer, the top House oversight chairman and a new cyber-threat-tracking tool introduced by Nextgov. Government Matters, hosted at 9:30 a.m. EST by veteran Washington ...

IRS Told to Do More to Curb Identity Theft Fraud 'Epidemic'

August 5, 2013 Tax fraud by identity thieves is on the rise, and the Internal Revenue Service should respond by beefing up enforcement and do more to make victims whole, a House panel was told on Friday. The House Oversight and Government Reform operations subcommittee hearing put acting IRS chief Danny Werfel on ...

New Census Director Confirmed

August 2, 2013 The Senate on Friday approved think tank president John Thompson as the next Census Bureau director, a post that has been open for the past year. He was cleared on a voice vote. “Thompson has a strong background in statistics and issues related to the census,” said Sen. Tom Carper, ...

Should Federal Employees Be Forced to Switch Health Plans?

August 2, 2013 As the House prepared for the 40th time to vote to repeal the Affordable Care Act, Republicans and Democrats talked past each other Thursday at a contentious Ways and Means Committee oversight hearing on implementation of the law. Amid the fireworks over whether Obamacare should be “destroyed,” the two federal ...

House Backs Bill to Rein in Regulations

August 2, 2013 The House on its final Friday before recess approved a long-sought Republican bill aimed at reining in regulatory agencies by requiring congressional review of rules deemed to cost the economy more than $100 million. The largely party-line vote was 232-183, and the bill’s prospects in the Senate are considered slim. ...