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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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Senate Will Proceed With Debate on Measure to Keep Government Open

September 25, 2013 The drama surrounding a possible government shutdown next week unfolded in the Senate on Wednesday as many predicted, with time expiring on the anti-Obamacare talkathon by Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, and the chamber voting unanimously to allow debate on a House-passed stopgap spending bill. Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., ...

Travel and Conference Cutbacks Are Harming Innovation, Survey Finds

September 24, 2013 Congress and the Obama administration’s cost-cutting curbs on agency travel to conferences and trade shows are putting a crimp on innovation and collaboration, according to a new survey. The cutbacks also mean contractors must modernize their tools for communicating with procurement officials, the firms Boscobel Marketing Communications and Market Connections ...

Brookings Launches Center to Improve Public Management

September 24, 2013 Conjuring a sort of think tank within a think tank, the Brookings Institution on Tuesday announced the launch of its Center for Effective Public Management, “a research organization that will focus on identifying and solving political and governance challenges in 21st-century America.” Located within the 86-year-old organization’s Governance Studies program, ...

Senate Tees Up Clash Over Shutdown Threat, Obamacare

September 24, 2013 The unfolding collision in Congress over next Monday’s deadline for keeping the government open remains on its predicted course, though the Senate Republicans intent on defunding Obamacare on Monday found themselves increasingly isolated. Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., came to the floor for unanimous consent to tee up a ...

IRS Accepts Retirement of Official at Center of Scandal

September 23, 2013 Lois Lerner, the head of the Internal Revenue Service division under fire since May for alleged political targeting of conservative groups, submitted her resignation Monday morning after months of administrative leave, the agency acknowledged. “We can confirm today that Lois Lerner has retired,” the IRS said in a statement. “Under ...

Poll: Public Doesn’t Want to Shut Down Government Over Obamacare

September 23, 2013 In the first nationwide poll released since Friday’s House vote for a stopgap spending measure that defunds Obamacare, 59 percent of respondents said they oppose the Republican plan to defund the Affordable Car Act if it requires a shutdown of the government. A CNBC All-America Economic survey of 800 from ...

Watchdog Warns NOAA on Delays in Upgrading Weather Satellites

September 20, 2013 Six months after placing weather satellite upgrades on the government’s high-risk list, the Government Accountability Office weighed in on Thursday with a pair of reports nudging the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration to improve its management and data collection affecting vital systems modernization. Efforts to create the next generation of ...

Energy Department Revs Up Controversial Loan Program

September 20, 2013 This story has been updated. Energy Department officials announced they’re giving a new jolt to the controversial loan guarantee program that became a political football following the 2011 bankruptcy of one of its beneficiaries, the Solyndra solar panel maker. As one of an array of green initiatives under new Secretary ...

How Exactly GSA Plans to Provide 1 Desk for Every 2 Employees

September 19, 2013 The General Services Administration on Thursday showcased its newly refurbished Washington headquarters as it rolled out an initiative to reduce federal office square footage and use mobile communications to foster an open and collaborative office environment. Mulitiple agencies joined GSA in touting savings from workspace transformation and consolidation. “Federal office ...

Marines Plan Troop Cuts, Command Headquarters Relocations by 2017

September 19, 2013 Budget cuts will force the Marine Corps to trim the “strategy-driven” force design it had envisioned and shift toward reduced troop strength and the elimination of a three-star command headquarters, a key planning officer said on Thursday. Marine Maj. Gen. Kenneth McKenzie Jr., the Marines’ point man on the Defense ...