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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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U.S. Efforts to Shore Up Afghan Economy Foundering, Watchdog Finds

May 29, 2015 The Defense Department’s business stability task force operating in war-torn Afghanistan has overlooked obstacles to a plan for a natural gas-powered automobile industry as well as commercial exploitation of the country’s vast underground wealth of minerals, an inspector general found. In a letter to Defense Secretary Ash Carter released Friday,...

House Republicans Demand Update on Lois Lerner Charges

May 29, 2015 Twenty-four Republicans on the House Ways and Means Committee on Thursday wrote to newly installed Attorney General Loretta Lynch seeking an update on prospects for criminal charges against former Internal Revenue Service Exempt Organizations chief Lois Lerner. Led by Chairman Rep. Paul Ryan, R-Wis., the lawmakers cited the April 9,...

Watchdog Finds Glitches in Governmentwide Effort to Track Spending Consistently

May 28, 2015 A year after enactment of the Digital Accountability and Transparency Act, the Treasury Department as the lead implementing agency has shown progress toward getting agencies governmentwide to post consistent data on spending, an inspector general found. But some lapses in tracking of workstreams suggest that planners view the vast project...

Agriculture Department Identifies $1.4 Billion in Savings to Avoid Furloughs

May 28, 2015 Making good on a pledge to plan for savings that preempt sudden furloughs, Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack on Wednesday identified $1.4 billion in “proactive” savings and efficiencies being implemented under the agency’s 2012 “Blueprint for Stronger Service.” At a time when the farming sector is experiencing its “most productive period...

A Lot of Former SBA Employees Still Have Access to Their Agency Email Account

May 27, 2015 Departures of employees, contractors, interns and volunteers at the Small Business Administration did not always go according to procedure, an inspector general reported Tuesday. Security measures for employees who are leaving their jobs include deactivating computer network accounts within 24 hours of separation and collecting federal property, the watchdog noted....

IRS Says Cybercriminals Nabbed Info on 100K Taxpayers

May 26, 2015 FROM NEXTGOV arrow The Internal Revenue Service on Tuesday announced that a website application feature for retrieving past tax returns had been exploited by likely cybercriminals, exposing thousands to what IRS Commissioner John Koskinen called “a variation of identify theft.” In a conference call with reporters, Koskinen said criminals from February to mid-May...

GSA Nominee Roth, on Open Office Space, Morale and Her 3 Highest Priorities

May 26, 2015 One day after her nomination, acting General Services Administration chief Denise Turner Roth spelled out her three key priorities should she be confirmed to lead the government’s “landlord” in its quest for greater internal and governmentwide efficiency, and weighed in on workforce issues including employee morale and open office layouts....

A Step Forward for a World War I Memorial in D.C.

May 22, 2015 Just in time for Memorial Day, the congressionally chartered U.S. World War I Centennial Commission on Thursday opened an international competition for the design of a planned expansion of Washington commemorations of the Great War. The site? Pershing Park, on Pennsylvania Ave. Northwest, right across from the Willard Intercontinental Hotel....

Archives Officials Worried Clinton Might Send Records to Little Rock

May 21, 2015 Newly obtained internal emails from the National Archives and Records Administration suggest that its top officials were concerned as far back as December 2012 that then Secretary of State Hillary Clinton would divert her official records to the Clinton Presidential Library in Little Rock, Ark. Exchanges obtained by the legal...

Obama Names Denise Turner Roth to Head GSA

May 21, 2015 The White House on Thursday nominated Denise Turner Roth to lead the General Services Administration. The former city manager and legislative aide who became GSA deputy administrator a year ago, had been acting in the post since the February departure of Dan Tangherlini. “As acting administrator and deputy administrator, Denise...