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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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USAID’s Reported Success in Afghanistan May Be Based on Falsified Data

June 19, 2015 American-backed efforts to improve schools in war-torn Afghanistan may have relied on progress data that was falsified by Afghan government ministries seeking to keep the funding pipeline open, a watchdog said on Thursday. The U.S. Agency for International Development, which has supervised distribution of $769 million to bolster schools in...

By Running for Sheriff, Corps of Engineers Employee Violated Hatch Act

June 18, 2015 Aspirants seeking a career change are often advised not to quit their day job, but sometimes they are instead fired. James Murry, an employee of the Army Corps of Engineers was removed from federal service on Wednesday after an administrative judge concluded he violated the Hatch Act by running as...

Two Placed on Administrative Leave as Tensions Mount at Chemical Safety Board

June 18, 2015 In the latest sign of governance tensions at the Chemical Safety Board, two key officials who had been criticized during congressional investigations were placed on 45-day administrative leave, according to in-house emails leaked to an employee rights group. General Counsel Richard Loeb and Managing Director Daniel Horowitz are “on leave,”...

Lawmakers Slash IRS Budget as Punishment for ‘Underperforming’

June 18, 2015 The House Appropriations Committee on Wednesday approved a financial services and general government bill that would cut the Internal Revenue Service’s budget by $838 million in 2016, on the same day an inspector general report warned that five years of cuts to the tax agency’s budget have crimped services to...

Agency Chafes at Ban on Hiring Foreign Specialists

June 17, 2015 The Congressional Budget Office has reiterated a previous request for an exception to a law forbidding agency hiring of job candidates with non-immigrant visas for technical positions that are not easily filled. In a submission to the Senate Budget Committee posted Tuesday on CBO’s blog, Director Keith Hall and his...

Which Agencies Are Best At Selling Unneeded Property?

June 17, 2015 Asked to name the agencies most effective at unloading excess real property, U.S. Controller David Mader on Tuesday picked the Interior Department, the Agriculture Department’s Forest Service and the Coast Guard. “Interior started years ago to dedicate a portion of its budget” to property disposal and is one of a...

How a Political Appointee Gets Fired in Washington

June 17, 2015 Rafael Moure-Eraso didn’t see it coming. Around March 18, the embattled chairman of the U.S. Chemical Safety Board learned from one of his staff that CNN News was requesting comment on word that the White House would be asking for his resignation. “This was a complete surprise to me since...

FBI Spends Up to One-Third of Its Aviation Budget on Executive Travel, Documents Show

June 16, 2015 The FBI spent as much as one-third of its aviation budget on transportation of high-level executives, during a period that included travel cuts due to sequestration, newly released documents show. Rep. Lamar Smith, R-Texas, chairman of the House Judiciary Committee, in 2012 inquired about then-Attorney General Eric Holder’s use of...

TSA Nomination Advances to Senate Floor

June 16, 2015 The Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee on Monday approved President Obama’s choice to lead the troubled Transportation Security Administration, moving the nomination of Coast Guard Vice Adm. Peter Neffenger to the Senate floor. Neffenger, who would take over at a time when TSA has been rapped for poor...

Agencies Looking for Internal Data Turn to USASpending.gov

June 16, 2015 It’s surprising how many agencies now use USASpending.gov to “access their own data,” said David Lebryk, the fiscal assistant Treasury secretary who on Monday delivered an upbeat assessment of governmentwide progress in implementing the 2014 Digital Accountability and Transparency Act. “We’re off to a great start on tough challenges, but...