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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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SEC Drops Retaliation Suit with $580K Payment to Whistleblower

June 10, 2013 The Securities and Exchange Commission on Monday acknowledged that it has settled a whistleblower retaliation case brought by former SEC Assistant Inspector General David Weber. The agency paid Weber $580,000 and dropped accusations against him. Weber had been terminated in October 2012 after having accused other SEC employees of misconduct. ...

Banqueters and the Spying News Bombshell

June 10, 2013 No one planned it that way, but the twin blockbuster stories exposing national security agencies’ collection of domestic telephone logs and foreigners’ Web traffic made for some surreal juxtapositions on Friday at the annual banquet of the Intelligence and National Security Alliance. With the current and past directors of national ...

IRS Targeting Launched By Cincinnati Staff Conservative, Democrat Says

June 10, 2013 The scandal over the Internal Revenue Service’s targeting of conservative nonprofits originated when a self-described conservative in the agency’s Cincinnati office in 2010 sent a problematic application to a Washington technical office for guidance, according to interviews with a House staffer cited on Sunday talk shows. The interpretation of the ...

Dingell Letters and the History Books

June 7, 2013 The towering Rep. John Dingell, D-Mich., who as of Friday is the longest-serving lawmaker in U.S. history (57 years) has for decades struck terror in the hearts of agency managers with his famed “Dingell letters.” In an appearance at Atlantic Media Friday morning for “Atlantic Live,” the longtime chairman of ...

National Science Foundation Bound for Alexandria

June 7, 2013 The National Science Foundation will be moving from Arlington, Va., to neighboring Alexandria, the General Services Administration announced on Friday. The deal gives the grant-making agency more space while saving taxpayers an estimated $65 million over 15 years. NSF’s 2,100 employees will remain in its current location in a high-rise ...

Pentagon Still Doesn’t Have a Grasp on Improper Payments, Auditors Find

June 7, 2013 The Defense Department is falling down in its efforts to comply with laws requiring a crackdown on improper payments, producing estimates that are “neither reliable nor statistically valid” due to long-standing weaknesses in financial reporting, an audit found. The Pentagon’s reported $1.1 billion in improper payments to contractors and vendors ...

Conference With Line Dances, Swag Wouldn’t Happen Today, Says IRS Official

June 6, 2013 Under current federal restrictions on conferences, the Internal Revenue Service “would not hold this type of meeting today,” Faris Fink, commissioner of the agency’s Small Business and Self-Employed Division, told a hearing examining overspending at a $4.1 million training event for held in Anaheim, Calif., in 2010. The event’s purpose ...

GSA and Trump Ink Final Deal on Washington Old Post Office

June 5, 2013 The General Services Administration on Wednesday announced a final agreement with the Trump Organization to lease the historic but half-vacant Old Post Office Building on Washington’s Pennsylvania Avenue Northwest. Under a 60-year lease negotiated over the past year, Trump will invest $200 million of his own money to modernize the ...

Panetta Too Frank with Hollywood?

June 5, 2013 Leon Panetta, back when he was CIA director in June 2011, may have gotten a bit too talkative at an awards ceremony out in Langley, Va., honoring the SEAL team that took out Osama bin Laden. According to a draft Defense Department inspector general’s report obtained by the nonprofit Project ...

GSA Managers Faulted for Overruling Contracting Officers

June 5, 2013 This story has been updated. Acquisition managers at the General Services Administration “undermined the integrity of the procurement process” when they overruled underlings and altered the administration of $900 million in multiple award schedule contracts with major software firms, an audit found. The managers' “improper intervention” in response to complaints ...