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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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Focus on The Buyers

July 1, 2013 In a freshly christened office tower in a changing neighborhood in Northeast Washington, the Homeland Security Department has set up classrooms with its logo on each door. Doing its part in the Obama administration’s push to build a savvier acquisition workforce, the government’s third largest department has revamped its Homeland ...

More of the Same

July 1, 2013 The success of any Obama administration bid to eliminate overlapping or duplicative programs may hinge on bipartisan cooperation from a turf-conscious Congress as well as clear and enduring methods of measuring progress. Efforts to curb the proliferation of education programs promoting science and math, for example, “will obviously mean some ...

Around Government

July 1, 2013 Debating the Draft One lawmaker says women should sign up, while others say shut it down. The decades-old military draft system could be in line for a face-lift if some in Congress have their way. Lawmakers are making moves to reform the Selective Service, the agency in charge of registering ...

Divided Panel Decides Former IRS Official Waived Rights Against Self-Incrimination

June 28, 2013 A sharply divided House oversight committee on Friday approved a resolution declaring that Lois Lerner, until recently the head of the Exempt Organizations division at the Internal Revenue Service, waived her Fifth Amendment rights against self-incrimination when she delivered a brief statement before invoking the privilege during a May hearing. ...

IRS Chief Defends Probe Into Unfair Scrutiny of Tea Party, Other Groups

June 28, 2013 Like the biblical Daniel entering the lion’s den, acting Internal Revenue Commissioner Danny Werfel on Thursday braved unrelenting Republican wrath over his continuing review of how the tax agency’s exempt organizations division came to single out mostly conservative applicants for special scrutiny. As lawmakers continued their partisan dispute over the ...

Senate Confirms GSA Chief, Two Top OMB Officials

June 28, 2013 The Senate Thursday night confirmed three of President Obama’s nominees: Dan Tangherlini as head of the General Services Administration, Howard Shelanski to be administrator of the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs at the Office of Management and Budget, and Brian Deese as deputy director of OMB. All three nominees ...

GAO Gets Tough on Obama Implementation of Performance Act

June 27, 2013 Though the Obama administration has made progress implementing the 2010 update to the central federal management performance law, agency managers continue to face obstacles in measuring improvements and the Office of Management and Budget has delayed issuing needed guidance, a new audit found. The Government Accountability Office’s 83-page progress report ...

Taxpayer Advocate’s Solution to Scandal

June 26, 2013 National Taxpayer Advocate Nina Olson issued her required mid-year report to Congress on Wednesday and fleshed out one policy prescription that might head off any future scandal involving the Internal Revenue Service’s efforts to determine which quasi-political groups deserve tax-exempt status. In addition to her perennial pleas for greater funding ...

IRS Under Fire Again, for Handling of IT Contract Fraud Case

June 26, 2013 A top Internal Revenue Service deputy switched course on Wednesday and agreed that an information technology contractor who allegedly misrepresented himself to qualify for preferences should be denied a pending contract. The statement came during a hodgepodge hearing of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee that touched on everything ...

IRS Gets the Tab for $140 Meals, Porn and 'Decorative' Items

June 26, 2013 This story has been updated. The Internal Revenue Service inadequately polices its employees’ use of purchasing cards for transactions of up to $3,000, an audit found, and the agency needs new procedures for canceling the cards used by staffers who leave. “Inadequate procedures to identify, report and address inappropriate use ...