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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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Pentagon Wins Court Round on Disclosing Sikorsky Subcontracting Plans

January 10, 2017 Defense Department attorneys won an appeals court decision on Jan. 6 that denies a demand from a small business advocacy group that Sikorsky Aviation Corp. be required to disclose its subcontracting plan submitted under a long-standing Pentagon program. The U.S. Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit ruled against the...

Departing HHS Chief Cautions Republicans Seeking Repeal of Obamacare

January 9, 2017 Republicans in six years have been unable to produce an alternative to Obamacare that can be “measured and scored,” Health and Human Services Secretary Sylvia Mathews Burwell said on Monday at the National Press Club. If the Republican majority in Congress does produce one in the next two years, she...

Transition Is Ahead of Schedule, Says Trump Spokesman

January 9, 2017 Eleven days from Donald Trump’s Inauguration, his transition team is executing a “far more aggressive and comprehensive effort” to prepare nominees for confirmation hearings than did previous transition teams, Trump spokesman Sean Spicer told reporters on Monday. The Trump transition is “on same page or ahead” of the 2009 transition...

Foreign Service Veterans Aren't Alarmed by Trump’s Recall of Envoys

January 6, 2017 The newly reported move made last month by the Trump transition team to recall all politically appointed U.S. ambassadors by Jan. 20 prompted consternation among some diplomats, as reported Thursday night by the New York Times. But despite grumblings over sudden changes in plans for housing and children’s schooling, the...

Intel Community Watchdog Reports Steady Rise in Whistleblower Activity

January 6, 2017 The intelligence community’s internal push to encourage legitimate whistleblowing appears to have helped increase disclosures of potential wrongdoing as its inspector general’s office has stepped up training and outreach, a new report suggests. “Integrity and accountability are the building blocks of a strong and effective intelligence community,” said the just-released...

House Continues Pursuit of Regulatory Roll-Back Bills

January 6, 2017 Maintaining their push to take authority away from regulatory agencies, House Republicans on Thursday passed a long-sought bill that would require both chambers in Congress to approve any major new rule within 70 legislative days for it to take effect. The party-line vote was 237-187. The Regulations from the Executive...

Lawmaker: New Congress Is 'A Moment to Reimagine the Federal Government'

January 5, 2017 For decades, political players have invoked the so-called “Washington Monument” strategy of threatening to close the capital city’s tallest structure to win a budget battle. This Wednesday, Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers, R-Wash., head of the Republican conference, offered a new twist on the strategy as she appeared with Vice President-elect...

To Keep Winning Federal Contracts, Small Businesses Say They Have to Spend More

January 5, 2017 Small businesses upped their efforts to bid on federal contracts, reporting a 72 percent increase in time and money devoted to winning a share of the government’s $90 billion procurement budget, according to the latest annual survey from the American Express OPEN for Government Contracting initiative. Though overall federal contracting...

Senate Panels Pressed to Open Up Nominees' Files Before Confirmation Hearings

January 5, 2017 As Senate committees gear up to consider incoming Trump administration nominees, a coalition of 16 transparency groups and three legal specialists are pressing chairmen to consistently require the release of the nominees’ personal background documents. In a Jan. 4 letter to the major Senate committees, the coalition led by Openthegovernment.org...

House Approves Disputed Bill to Curb 'Midnight Rules'

January 4, 2017 As part of their new strategy for working under a coming Trump presidency, House Republicans used the second day of the 115th Congress to pass a long-sought bill to give lawmakers the power to undo agencies’ late-in-the-term final regulations. The Midnight Rules Relief Act (H.R. 21), introduced by Rep. Darrell...

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