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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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Fed Up With Government Waste and Red Tape? So are Feds

September 16, 2015 Shutdowns, sequestration, continuing resolutions and blocked appointments have long been recognized as symptoms of Washington dysfunction. Less widely known is the extent to which executive branch officials are hamstrung by congressional overseers who grab headlines and play politics with scant knowledge of programs and management challenges. On Thursday, the nonprofit...

FAA Whistleblowers Vindicated for Safety Warnings

September 16, 2015 The Office of Special Counsel on Tuesday said five air traffic controllers in the Detroit area were right to blow the whistle on public safety risks from the automated introduction of multiple, sometimes-conflicting flight plans. In a letter to President Obama and lawmakers, Special Counsel Carolyn Lerner said the Transportation...

Pentagon Civilian Worker Reclassification Draws Fire

September 15, 2015 A Defense Department draft document aimed at bringing a World War II-era personnel system into the information age would reclassify thousands of civilian workers, moving them outside of the traditional civil service system and prompting the government’s largest employee union to denounce the plan as a violation of employees’ rights...

Reformed Con Man Wows Agency Accountants with Anti-Fraud Tips

September 15, 2015 Frank Abagnale is best known for being portrayed by actor Leonardo DiCaprio in the 2002 Steven Spielberg film “Catch Me If You Can.” But the one-time forger, check-bouncer and workplace infiltrator who left prison to share his expertise with the FBI is also a motivational speaker and cybersecurity adviser. On...

Pentagon Plan to Move Civilian Workers Outside the Civil Service System Draws Fire

September 15, 2015 A Defense Department draft document aimed at bringing a World War II-era personnel system into the information age would reclassify thousands of civilian workers, moving them outside of the traditional civil service system and prompting the government’s largest employee union to denounce the plan as a violation of employees’ rights...

Homeland Security Can't Keep Track of All Its Warehouses

September 14, 2015 The Homeland Security Department’s network of warehouses that store seized property and disaster relief supplies is not accurately inventoried and may eat up more square footage than necessary, a watchdog found. Though the department has taken steps to assess its warehousing, the spotty inventories mean “DHS cannot manage warehouses or...

It’s Still Hard to Find Good Agency Performance Data in One Place

September 14, 2015 Six major agencies have fallen short in publishing accessible and defensible performance data on their efforts to meet the Obama administration’s agency priority goals, a watchdog found. Too often Congress and the general public have to search multiple places for the data on Performance.gov, the Government Accountability Office said in...

Why You Should Think Twice Before You Click on That Link

September 11, 2015 In response to data breaches at the Office of Personnel Management and other agencies, the Office of National Intelligence this week rolled out the first in a series of public awareness communications aimed at teaching computer users to protect their information and defend against identity theft. “There have been 500...

Intelligence Community Brass Decries 'Cynicism' on 9/11 Anniversary

September 10, 2015 The 14th anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist attacks on Friday comes with “no specific threats” detected by the intelligence community, despite past attacks planned around that date, FBI Director James Comey said on Thursday. Though the public “should be skeptical of all of us in the intelligence community and law...

IRS Credited With Success in Nailing Feds Who Owe Taxes

September 10, 2015 The Internal Revenue Service has done its share to lower the tax delinquency rate for current and retired federal employees, though some improvements could be made, a watchdog found. The IRS identified 304,665 federal employees and retirees who owed some $3.54 billion in unpaid taxes at the end of fiscal...

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