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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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CRS Confirms Trump's Defense Spending Hike Would Violate Budget Law

April 4, 2017 Though most lawmakers probably knew it already, the Congressional Research Service on Monday confirmed that President Trump’s March 16 proposal to boost the defense budget by $54 billion would run afoul of the 2011 Budget Control Act that equally caps defense and non-defense spending. A CRS report dated April 3...

The Un-Perk: Some Federal Executives Have to Buy Their Own Business Cards

April 4, 2017 Americans weary of federal overspending may have been surprised on March 19 to hear Trump administration budget director Mick Mulvaney tell a television audience that employees of the Office of Management and Budget have to pony up their own money to pay for business cards. “I don’t have a business...

Pay Freezes Helped Make Government Top-Heavy, Says Scholar

April 3, 2017 An updated count of agencies’ rosters of chiefs of staffs, deputies and assistants shows that the number of Senate-confirmed positions and associated jobs — the layers of leaders in government — increased more than 400 percent between 1961 and 2016. At the same time, many agencies have “widened” their hierarchy...

Post-9/11 Intel Sharing Needs Fine-Tuning, Watchdogs Agree

April 3, 2017 Fifteen years after the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks prompted a reorganization of domestic security agencies, those agencies still are not sharing intelligence as smoothly as they could, according to an interagency report released on Friday. The federal, state, and local entities active in counterterrorism coordinate their efforts using “a national-level,...

Contractors Resist Push to Post Contracts Online

March 31, 2017 In a move intended to make it easier for the public to see what exactly federal contractors do for the taxpayer money they receive, two Senate Democrats have introduced legislation that would require agencies to post the text of major contracts online. But contractors and contracting specialists are pushing back....

Comey on the Political Firestorms His Decisions Stoke: ‘Honestly, I Don’t Care’

March 31, 2017 If you think FBI Director James Comey agonizes over how he’s perceived by critics when he makes politically fraught decisions, you’re probably overthinking the matter. "I know that when I make a hard decision, a storm is going to follow," he told contractors gathered at a dinner Wednesday evening put...

Ivanka Trump’s Murky White House Job Status

March 30, 2017 First daughter Ivanka Trump has been through several stages over the past few weeks on her way to becoming a federal employee. On March 20, news reports said she had been assigned a prestigious West Wing White House office from which to advise her father. On March 24, several ethics...

Comey on the Political Firestorms His Decisions Stoke: ‘Honestly, I Don’t Care’

March 30, 2017 If you think FBI Director James Comey agonizes over how he’s perceived by critics when he makes politically fraught decisions, you’re probably overthinking the matter. "I know that when I make a hard decision, a storm is going to follow," he told contractors gathered at a dinner Wednesday evening put...

Veteran Diplomat Decries State Department Vacancies

March 29, 2017 A situation in which Washington’s cherry blossoms are in bloom, yet all top positions surrounding the secretary of State are vacant, is a sign that “the White House has completely mismanaged this transition.” So said Nicholas Burns, a veteran Foreign Service officer who held high State Department positions in the...

Census Questionnaire Reappears Without New LGBT Category

March 29, 2017 This story has been updated. The LGBT community for a moment on Tuesday grew excited about the unprecedented inclusion of a new “gender identity” question on the Census Bureau’s proposed questionnaire for the 2020 big count submitted, as required by law, to Congress. But the same day, the Census Bureau...

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