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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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Long-Sleepy Privacy Board Gets New Life After NSA Disclosures

August 5, 2013 The little-known Privacy and Civil Liberties Oversight Board, created in 2007 on a 9/11 Commission recommendation, was limping along for years with no appointees or staff leadership. All that changed with this summer’s revelations of domestic surveillance of Americans’ telephone activity by the National Security Agency. The board -- an ...

New TV Show on Agencies Spotlights Information Technology

August 5, 2013 FROM NEXTGOV arrow Washington-area ABC affiliate WJLA-TV debuted its entry in the crowded Sunday morning talk show schedule with a half-hour of interview segments showcasing the federal chief information officer, the top House oversight chairman and a new cyber-threat-tracking tool introduced by Nextgov. Government Matters, hosted at 9:30 a.m. EST by veteran Washington ...

IRS Told to Do More to Curb Identity Theft Fraud 'Epidemic'

August 5, 2013 Tax fraud by identity thieves is on the rise, and the Internal Revenue Service should respond by beefing up enforcement and do more to make victims whole, a House panel was told on Friday. The House Oversight and Government Reform operations subcommittee hearing put acting IRS chief Danny Werfel on ...

New Census Director Confirmed

August 2, 2013 The Senate on Friday approved think tank president John Thompson as the next Census Bureau director, a post that has been open for the past year. He was cleared on a voice vote. “Thompson has a strong background in statistics and issues related to the census,” said Sen. Tom Carper, ...

Should Federal Employees Be Forced to Switch Health Plans?

August 2, 2013 As the House prepared for the 40th time to vote to repeal the Affordable Care Act, Republicans and Democrats talked past each other Thursday at a contentious Ways and Means Committee oversight hearing on implementation of the law. Amid the fireworks over whether Obamacare should be “destroyed,” the two federal ...

House Backs Bill to Rein in Regulations

August 2, 2013 The House on its final Friday before recess approved a long-sought Republican bill aimed at reining in regulatory agencies by requiring congressional review of rules deemed to cost the economy more than $100 million. The largely party-line vote was 232-183, and the bill’s prospects in the Senate are considered slim. ...

Issa Subpoenas IRS Documents, Castigates Agency's Chief

August 2, 2013 Interrupting a routine hearing on identity theft and tax fraud, the top House oversight chairman on Friday ripped into acting Internal Revenue Service chief Danny Werfel for turning over documents too slowly for a congressional probe. He then announced he has signed a subpoena for the documents via the Treasury ...

The Lawmaker’s Art of Rushing Questions and Awaiting No Answers

August 1, 2013 Many a federal official has experienced the feeling of being used as a prop while testifying at a congressional hearing. Members of Congress often interrogate witnesses based on their own agendas—especially in this age of Web-streamed hearings and YouTube publicity—and with their constituents or fellow lawmakers in mind. At Wednesday’s ...

Bill to Prevent Payments to Dead People Clears Senate Panel

August 1, 2013 A bipartisan bill to sharpen the government’s tools for curbing payments to deceased people emerged on Wednesday from the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee. The Improper Payments Agency Cooperation Enhancement Act would provide agencies and inspectors general with new ways to coordinate on anti-waste and fraud efforts and ...

Obama Names Former Clinton Administration Official to Run Beleaguered IRS

August 1, 2013 President Obama is nominating John Koskinen, the executive who led the government’s response to the Year 2000 computer problem, as Internal Revenue commissioner, the White House announced Thursday. Koskinen most recently was non-executive chairman of Freddie Mac, and served on multiple corporate boards. As deputy director of the Office of ...