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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 Leverage Its Size to Get Better Prices, Senators Say

July 16, 2013 The seven-year-old effort by agency buyers to achieve private-sector levels of strategic sourcing has shown only modest progress, a Senate panel was told on Monday, due to managers’ fears of losing control of budgets, a lack of incentives and vague performance metrics. The push to increase efficiency by bulk buying ...

Reaping Savings from the SAVE Award Easier Said Than Done

July 15, 2013 The Obama administration is hoping to save $3 million annually by encouraging more eligible federal employees to take advantage of the senior citizen discount on public transit benefits, but implementation of the voluntary change remains a work in progress. Last December the White House announced that the winner of the ...

Democrats Find More Flaws in Inspector General Report on IRS Targeting

July 12, 2013 House Democrats on Friday intensified criticisms of the May inspector general report that triggered the scandal over political targeting by the Internal Revenue Service. They released more raw documents from 2010 that they say prove that more progressive groups than reported were included in the sorting lists used by a ...

The Furloughed Fess Up

July 12, 2013 A show of hands was requested Friday during a The George Washington University Law School panel exploring legislation to improve agency handling of suspension and debarment of dishonest contractors. The bulk of the audience numbering some 90 identified themselves as feds. But Associate Dean for Procurement Law Studies Dan Gordon, ...

Female Feds Feel Less Empowered Than Males, Survey Finds

July 11, 2013 Women in the federal workforce report feeling less empowered than their male colleagues, while Asians, of all the surveyed minority groups, experience the highest job satisfaction, according to an analysis set for release Friday by the nonprofit Partnership for Public Service and Deloitte. The latest in a series titled “Best ...

Homeland Security Appeals Air Marshal Whistleblower Case

July 11, 2013 In the latest turn in a lengthy whistleblower case, the Homeland Security Department on Wednesday appealed an April court ruling that favored fired Transportation Security Administration civil aviation specialist Robert MacLean. Parties were notified that the government had petitioned for an en banc, or full court, rehearing. MacLean was dismissed ...

Senators Unveil Bill to Tighten Security Clearances, Background Checks

July 11, 2013 Responding to the still-fluid case of rogue contractor Edward Snowden and his leaks of information on secret surveillance programs, a bipartisan group of senators on Wednesday introduced legislation to beef up oversight of government background investigations and security clearances. The Security Clearance Oversight and Reform Enhancement (SCORE) Act would require ...

Largest Obstacle to Clean Federal Books Is the Pentagon, GAO Chief Says

July 10, 2013 One of the key challenges to curbing wasteful government spending, lawmakers say, is that no one knows exactly how much is being wasted. An estimated $107.7 billion made in improper payments last year, for example, does not include faulty payments by the agency with the most problem-plagued finances -- the ...

Largest Obstacle to Clean Federal Books Is the Pentagon, GAO Chief Says

July 10, 2013 One of the key challenges to curbing wasteful government spending, lawmakers say, is that no one knows exactly how much is being wasted. An estimated $107.7 billion made in improper payments last year, for example, does not include faulty payments by the agency with the most problem-plagued finances -- the ...

Technology Is at the Heart of Obama’s Second-Term Management Agenda

July 9, 2013 President Obama on Monday highlighted the continuing role of technology in his second-term management reform agenda, using a televised speech to White House staff to also defend the federal workforce and nudge Congress to grant him long-sought authority to consolidate agencies to curb duplication. “We are dealing with a government ...