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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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VOA Director Steps Down in Another Dramatic Shift at Broadcasting Board

April 7, 2015 Just a month after the Broadcasting Board of Governors lost brand-new CEO Andy Lack to NBC News, the agency learned it will do without another key news executive, Voice of America Director David Ensor. In an all-hands meeting with staff on Tuesday, Ensor announced his resignation after four years at ...

Union: IRS Budget Cuts Hurt Workforce, Customer Service

April 6, 2015 Five consecutive years of budget cuts have left the Internal Revenue Service with 18,000 fewer employees, many of whom feel besieged this filing season by angry taxpayers waiting in long queues for help that is often inadequate, the National Treasury Employees Union said on Monday. IRS employees at taxpayer assistance ...

VA Pushes Back Against Claims Its Officials Lied to Congress

April 3, 2015 The Veterans Affairs Department defended its improvement and newfound transparency in vets’ wait times for care, while taking issue with media reports challenging senior officials’ public testimony. In a blog post Thursday, the Veterans Health Administration interim Undersecretary for Health Carolyn Clancy touted the agency’s initiative to publicly post wait ...

Energy Secretary Lands Leading Role in Iran Nuclear Talks

April 3, 2015 Secretary of State John Kerry was not the only Obama administration Cabinet member appearing in news photos of the nuclear weapons talks in Lausanne, Switzerland. Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz, whom Kerry summoned to his side in February, is credited with playing a key role on technical issues of verification of ...

Refreshed USASpending Website Irks Some Transparency Advocates

April 3, 2015 The work-in-progress known as government transparency took a new twist on April 1 when the Treasury Department unveiled “improvements” to the USAspending.gov website aimed at providing easy public access to data on federal contracts, grants and financial assistance governmentwide. David Lebryk, Treasury’s fiscal assistant secretary, in a blog post described ...

SIGAR Says $416M for Afghan Women Could Go To Waste

April 2, 2015 The newly inaugurated first lady of Afghanistan recently expressed skepticism about new spending on programs to promote the status of women in her country, a concern, it turns out, shared by the Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction. IG John Sopko on Thursday sent a letter to the acting administrator ...

Whistleblowers Who Exposed Hiring Offenses at Bonneville Power Administration Win Relief

April 2, 2015 Four Energy Department employees who exposed manipulation of hiring procedures at the Bonneville Power Administration won settlements with full relief, the Office of Special Counsel announced on Wednesday. Two supervisors who were found to have retaliated against the whistleblowers were disciplined and relieved from supervisory duties, though a third human ...

Think You Know Which Agencies Are Most Innovative?

April 2, 2015 It may not surprise many people that NASA is deemed among the most innovative federal agencies, but a study released Thursday points to a handful of other agencies that probably aren’t top of mind when people think about creativity in government. The nonprofit Partnership for Public Service, working with Deloitte ...

Watchdog Wary of Loosely Defined Program for Afghan Women

April 2, 2015 The newly inaugurated first lady of Afghanistan recently expressed skepticism about new spending on programs to promote the status of women in her country, a concern, it turns out, shared by the Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction. IG John Sopko on Thursday sent a letter to the acting administrator ...

Lerner Won't Face Contempt Charges, Justice Department Says

April 1, 2015 Nearly two years after Lois Lerner infuriated Republican lawmakers by invoking her Fifth Amendment rights not to testify about her conduct at the Internal Revenue Service, the Justice Department announced on Wednesday that she will face no criminal contempt charges. U.S. Attorney Ronald C. Machen Jr. in a letter to ...