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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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Park Service: No Plans to Change Shutdown Protocol

January 31, 2014 Feelings are still a bit raw on Capitol Hill over the National Park Service’s decision during last October’s government shutdown to barricade portions of the National Mall favored by tourists. Sen. Mark Begich, D-Alaska, at a Thursday hearing on how the 16-day shutdown affected the District of Columbia, asked a...

Virginia Lawmakers Seek to Halt Air Force Office Move

January 30, 2014 Two senators and a Northern Virginia House member on Wednesday appealed to the Air Force to reconsider a reported plan to transfer its Office of Scientific Research from Arlington, Va., to Wright-Patterson Air Force Base in Ohio. The office, with a staff of 200 employees who manage the service’s basic...

GSA Official Will Leave Agency in March

January 30, 2014 Dorothy Robyn, the top buildings management executive at the General Services Administration, will leave her post in March, the agency announced. The commissioner of the Public Buildings Service who previously headed the Pentagon’s Base Realignment and Closure office cited frustrations with Congress and a desire to write about policy as...

Navigating a 'Difficult Triangle' of Security Clearance Interests

January 29, 2014 Weeks after leaving his post as the White House administrator for federal procurement policy, Joe Jordan returned to Capitol Hill on Tuesday to shed light on the Obama administration’s coming review of federal security clearance procedures launched in response to September’s Navy Yard shootings, and due in February. Jordan --...

Fire Intelligence Chief, Lawmakers Say

January 29, 2014 The White House should fire intelligence chief James Clapper as part of its effort to rein in the National Security Agency’s surveillance programs, said a group of lawmakers this week. President Obama’s recently proposed NSA reforms “fall short of substantial transparency and reform” and should include the sacking of Clapper,...

Pentagon Joins With GSA to Improve Cybersecurity in Acquisitions

January 29, 2014 Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel joined General Services Administration chief Dan Tangherlini on Wednesday to unveil six recommendations for better protecting the government acquisition system from cyberattacks. The joint report to President Obama complies with a February 2013 executive order and a presidential policy directive to boost cybersecurity governmentwide. The Homeland...

Obama’s State of the Union Reasserts Executive Authority

January 28, 2014 President Obama on Tuesday night issued a plea to Congress to move beyond “the rancorous argument over the size of the federal government” to make 2014 “a year of action,” while announcing a dozen executive orders aimed at rebuilding infrastructure, consolidating federal training programs and raising the wages of federal...

Werfel Departs OMB Following Stint as Acting IRS Chief

January 27, 2014 Danny Werfel, the Obama administration’s controller who spent the past half year as acting chief of the troubled Internal Revenue Service, has left government service, the Office of Management and Budget confirmed on Monday. Having spent more than 15 years at OMB, the last four as head of its Office...

Recovery Act Raised Accountability, GAO Says

January 27, 2014 The 28 agencies that distributed stimulus grants under the 2009 Recovery Act have learned largely positive lessons in best practices for accountability and transparency, the Government Accountability Office reported. As part of an examination of website tracking of how dollars were spent in 16 states to create jobs and boost...

Senator Seeks Special Prosecutor on IRS Controversy

January 24, 2014 Though known best for his time in the national spotlight attacking Obamacare, Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, has now weighed in on the Internal Revenue Service’s still-controversial mishandling of primarily conservative groups’ applications for tax-exempt status. In a Jan. 22 letter, Cruz asked Attorney General Eric Holder to appoint a “special...