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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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Former Fed Chair Launches Group to Restore Trust in Government

May 29, 2013 Former Federal Reserve Chairman Paul Volcker, a veteran of several government reform commissions, announced on Wednesday that he has launched a good-government organization of his own. The Volcker Alliance, which Volker formally unveiled as he prepared for a speech at the Economic Club of New York, “seeks to rekindle intellectual, ...

A Bureaucrat With a Name and a Face

May 29, 2013 A cri de coeur from a frustrated fed appeared in Wednesday’s Washington Post letters column. The letter came in response to law professor Jonathan Turley’s recent article claiming that the nation’s regulations are “crafted largely by thousands of unnamed, unreachable bureaucrats.” Marc Hartstein, a Baltimorean with 23 years of government ...

Acting IRS Chief Hires GAO Official to New Risk Management Position

May 29, 2013 In one of his first moves as acting commissioner of the Internal Revenue Service, Danny Werfel has named a new chief risk officer, the Associated Press reported. David Fisher, the chief administrative officer at the Government Accountability Office, will serve Werfel as senior adviser. Fisher will evaluate the agency operations ...

FEMA Opens Disaster Funds to Oklahoma Tornado Victims

May 28, 2013 A week after President Obama declared Moore, Okla., a federal disaster area, the Federal Emergency Management Agency on Monday announced that victims of the May 20 tornado may now apply for federal and state financial aid. The severe weather took 24 lives and demolished schools and homes across the Oklahoma ...

Congress Revs Up Resistance to a New BRAC Round

May 28, 2013 Congress expressed little enthusiasm last year when President Obama’s fiscal 2013 budget proposed a new round of defense facility closings under the Base Closure and Realignment Commission process. So it was no surprise when a House Armed Services subcommittee on Thursday cleared by voice vote language in the broader defense ...

The IRS Explains Itself

May 28, 2013 While high-ups from the Internal Revenue Service have been publicly testifying -- or declining to testify -- this month before congressional panels probing the targeting of conservative groups' applications for tax-exempt status, the agency’s communications department has quietly posted a routine-sounding Q&A on its website. Labeled “Questions and Answers on ...

Around Government

May 28, 2013 VA's Oldest Beneficiaries Civil War survivor checks are among mounting veterans payments. Planners of the U.S.-led invasion of Iraq in 2003 were hardly focusing on the lengthy future of veterans benefit payments their action was locking the government into. But a decade later, federal checks going to service-disabled veterans and ...

Danger Zone Dispatches

May 28, 2013 On the morning of April 8, 2011, an explosion shook a self-storage warehouse in Waipahu, Hawaii. A cave-like magazine containing illegal Chinese fireworks seized by federal agents blew up, ending five lives and injuring six. All were employees of a subcontractor working with a Virginia-based company on contract with the ...

Senators Renew Bipartisan Regulatory Reform Bid

May 24, 2013 Senators seeking to “reduce red tape on job creators” reintroduced long-sought legislation to revamp the agency rulemaking and institutionalize the weighing of costs and benefits in the process. Sens. Rob Portman, R-Ohio, and Mark Pryor, D-Ark., joined with a bipartisan group of colleagues to introduce the 2013 Regulatory Accountability Act ...

Obama Names Chicago Survey Center Chief as Census Director

May 24, 2013 President Obama has named John H. Thompson, the president and CEO of the University of Chicago’s National Opinion Research Center, to be the next Census director. Thompson would bring four decades of experience as a statistician, including two decades at the Commerce Department in various positions. Census has been without ...