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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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Issa, Treasury Wrangle Over Subpoena for Tea Party Documents

November 11, 2013 This story has been updated. The top House oversight chairman has issued a second subpoena to Treasury Secretary Jack Lew to turn over documents sought in the ongoing investigation of the Internal Revenue Service’s extra scrutiny of conservative nonprofits. On Friday, Rep. Darrell Issa, R-Calif., the chairman of the Oversight ...

House Chairman Sounds Alarm Over Homeland Security Vacancies

November 11, 2013 The 40 percent vacancy rate at the top echelons of the Homeland Security Department prompted a severe critique on Monday from Rep. Mike McCaul, R-Texas, who wrote that “nearly half of the top positions at the third-largest agency in the U.S. government aren’t filled -- a problem that has impaired ...

National Security Whistleblowers Could Win New Protections

November 8, 2013 One of the many government responses to this summer’s leaks from fugitive National Security Agency contractor Edward Snowden could be a new set of tools to allow defense and intelligence agency whistleblowers to make controversial disclosures through official channels. The Senate Intelligence Committee recently voted 13-2 to approve a fiscal ...

Identity Theft Still Costs the IRS Billions

November 8, 2013 Identity thieves continue to outfox the Internal Revenue Service at a cost to the government of billions of dollars and with collateral damage to the public expectations of tax fairness, a watchdog report released Thursday found. There were about 1.1 million potentially fraudulent tax refunds during fiscal 2011, worth about ...

OMB Puts Shutdown’s Federal Payroll Cost at $2.5 Billion

November 7, 2013 The cost of shuttering the government during 16 days in October was at least $2 billion in retroactive payments to furloughed workers, for a total of $2.5 billion counting benefits, the Office of Management and Budget announced on Thursday. Combined, federal employees took a cumulative total of 6.6 million furlough ...

Pentagon's Kendall: Budget Climate 'Worst I’ve Seen' for Planning

November 7, 2013 The current budgetary environment for Defense is “the worst I’ve seen for doing a sound plan and executing it with any kind of confidence,” the Pentagon’s top acquisition official said on Thursday at a think tank discussion of procurement reform. Frank Kendall, undersecretary of Defense for acquisition, technology and logistics, ...

OMB to Tabulate Shutdown Cost, Flesh Out Management Agenda

November 6, 2013 The Office of Management and Budget is preparing its own estimate of the cost of the October government shutdown, the acting controller said on Wednesday, embracing a task that is also under consideration by the Government Accountability Office. OMB will examine the 16-day closure’s effects on the overall economy and ...

Marshals Service Spent Nearly $800,000 on Promotional Swag

November 6, 2013 In five years before the Obama administration clamped down on agency swag, a division of the U.S. Marshals Service spent thousands of dollars on commemorative coins and blankets, neckties, scarves and lapel pins bedecked with the agency’s seal, according to a Justice Department inspector general report . Acting in response ...

Will Car Sharing Replace Taking Cabs and Leasing Federal Vehicles?

November 5, 2013 The General Services Administration is pressing on with its three-year-old initiative to test technologies designed to help building managers conserve energy and water while improving operational efficiency, and is also exploring car sharing as a way to conserve resources. In a Monday request for information published in FedBizOpps.gov, the agency ...

Beth McGrath, Top DOD Management Official, to Resign

November 5, 2013 Beth McGrath, who has served as the Defense Department’s first deputy chief management officer for the past three years, announced her retirement on Monday effective at the end of the month, the Pentagon confirmed. “Ms. McGrath has been extraordinarily effective in transforming the approach to business operations away from short-term, ...