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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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Senior Execs Press Obama on Alternative to Presidential Rank Awards

January 13, 2014 When the Obama administration canceled the annual Presidential Rank Awards last June, it assured the press and an unhappy Senior Executive Association that it would come up with a cheaper way to honor high-achieving federal employees. Seeing no action to date, the SEA on Monday put out a statement calling...

Taxpayer Advocate Decries IRS Budget Cuts, Lapsed Training

January 10, 2014 The Internal Revenue Service is suffering from three years of budget cuts and sequestration, both of which are crimping the agency’s ability to bring in revenue, enforce compliance and train its employees to protect taxpayer rights, the National Taxpayer Advocate said. In her 2013 annual report released Thursday, Taxpayer Advocate...

Looking For Bipartisanship? Try the Crusade Against Government Waste

January 10, 2014 In a possible outbreak of bipartisanship, lawmakers from both chambers joined together at a hearing on waste in government Thursday and vowed to move legislation containing spending reductions both parties can agree on. The result was a lovefest of new promises to shrink the $680 billion federal deficit by means...

Former Pentagon Deputy Beth McGrath Joins Deloitte

January 10, 2014 Elizabeth McGrath, who spent a quarter-century at the Defense Department before leaving in November as deputy chief management officer, is joining the federal practice of Deloitte Consulting LLP, the company announced on Thursday. “We are delighted that Beth has joined Deloitte,” said Janet Foutty, Deloitte’s principal Federal Practice Leader and...

Former Defense Management Exec Joins Deloitte Consulting

January 9, 2014 Elizabeth McGrath, who spent a quarter-century at the Defense Department before leaving in November as deputy chief management officer, is joining the federal practice of Deloitte Consulting LLP, the company announced on Thursday. “We are delighted that Beth has joined Deloitte,” said Janet Foutty, Deloitte’s principal Federal Practice Leader and...

House Republicans Clash with Justice Over Pick to Head IRS Probe

January 9, 2014 This story has been updated. Two Republicans on the House oversight panel are questioning the Justice Department’s selection of a career trial attorney to lead the Obama administration’s criminal investigation into the Internal Revenue Service’s mishandling of primarily conservative groups applying for tax-exempt status. In a letter to Attorney General...

Senators Welcome -- and Warn -- Homeland Security IG Nominee

January 8, 2014 President Obama’s nominee to head the troubled inspector general slot at the Homeland Security Department drew praise at his Senate confirmation hearing on Wednesday, but lawmakers also warned him of the tough challenges in rebuilding morale at an agency recently divided into what one senator called “warring camps.” John Roth,...

Agencies Offer Ideas for Preventing Chemical Disasters

January 8, 2014 Eight months after last spring’s chemical fertilizer explosion that took 15 lives in West, Texas, the Obama administration has released a set of new regulatory safety options. The nonprofit advocacy community appears encouraged, but industry less so. An August 2013 executive order set a deadline of 90 days for an...

GSA Whistleblower’s Exit

January 8, 2014 Seemingly minutes after the scandal broke in April 2012 over lavish conference spending at the General Services Administration, several top GSA executives were forced out. Now, one could say, the circle has been completed with the announcement Tuesday of the impending retirement of GSA Deputy Administrator Susan Brita. She’s the...

Agencies Urged to Engage More Citizens in Government Problem-Solving

January 7, 2014 The federal government could move far beyond its current challenge.gov website in enlisting citizen help in policy problem-solving, says a new report from the IBM Center for the Business of Government. A convergence of budget austerity, more complex policy problems and the prevalence of digital technology ripens the current era...