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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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Managing the Message in the Middle East

November 15, 2013 FROM NEXTGOV arrow Among many changes in the Arab world during the past several tumultuous years is one that fits in the palm of a human hand. The proliferation of mobile devices, increasingly affordable and conducive to two-way interactivity, has not gone unnoticed by the U.S. government’s international broadcasters. Coolly positioned to drive ...

It's Friday. How About Some Line Dancing Feds?

November 15, 2013 At a time of low morale in the shutdown and-pay freeze-weary federal workforce, it’s a nice contrast to behold some feds giving their Friday lunch hour over to the electric slide. Several dozen State Department employees can be seen on many Fridays line-dancing their cares away at the Columbia Plaza ...

GSA Officially Solicits Sites for New FBI Headquarters

November 15, 2013 The General Services Administration on Friday took the next step in the years-long process of moving the FBI out of its cramped and outdated J. Edgar Hoover Building headquarters. A notice on FedBizOpps.gov asks for site proposals from developers willing to donate or sell land in the District or Virginia ...

Operators are Standing By at Pentagon Whistleblower Hotline

November 15, 2013 News consumers may not be aware that many of the front-page scandals -- mishandling of bodies at Arlington Cemetery and Dover Air Force Base, sexual assaults in the military, bribery of naval officers by contractors in Asia -- came to light because of whistleblower complaints to the Pentagon’s anonymous hotline ...

Pentagon's Hale Still Optimistic About a Budget 'Micro-Deal'

November 15, 2013 Chopping defense spending at a time of budget uncertainty poses risks to military readiness that might not be obvious to the general public, the Pentagon’s comptroller said on Thursday. “It’s like buying an insurance policy with a greatly raised deductible -- if you have to make a claim, there will ...

Around Government

November 15, 2013 The Next Big Shake Installing an earthquake warning system before it’s too late. When a magnitude-9 earthquake struck off the coast of Japan in March 2011, it triggered an automatic warning that stopped trains, alerted students to take shelter under their desks, paused sensitive manufacturing and allowed hazardous chemicals to ...

Messages to the Mid-East

November 15, 2013 Among many changes in the Arab world during the past several tumultuous years is one that fits in the palm of a human hand. The proliferation of mobile devices, increasingly affordable and conducive to two-way interactivity, has not gone unnoticed by the U.S. government’s international broadcasters. Coolly positioned to drive ...

Pentagon Comptroller: Budget Uncertainty is 'Taking Its Toll'

November 14, 2013 Chopping defense spending at a time of budget uncertainty poses risks to military readiness that might not be obvious to the general public, the Pentagon’s comptroller said on Thursday. “It’s like buying an insurance policy with a greatly raised deductible -- if you have to make a claim, there will ...

Commerce Secretary Unveils 'Open for Business' Agenda

November 14, 2013 Inaugurating the slogan “Open for Business,” Commerce Secretary Penny Pritzker on Thursday put her first major mark on her department since her June arrival by outlining a “bold new policy agenda” built around trade and investment, innovation, and new types of data for use by U.S. businesses. The agenda reflects ...

Federal Service Prize Honorees Critique State of Government

November 14, 2013 The late statesman and four-time Cabinet secretary Eliot Richardson “would be distressed at the malfunction of today’s government with its ideological extremes and deadlock,” former Federal Reserve Chairman Paul Volcker said at an awards ceremony on Wednesday. “The trust that is essential to democratic government, though not yet lost, is ...