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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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Lockheed Contractor Must Repay $27.5M for Overcharging Troops in Iraq and Afghanistan

December 22, 2014 A defense contractor producing products and services for U.S. troops in Iraq and Afghanistan agreed on Friday to repay the government $27.5 million to settle overbilling charges brought under the False Claims Act. The Justice Department announced on Friday that Lockheed Martin Integrated Systems overbilled the Pentagon for work performed...

Senate Appropriations Chief: IRS Cuts Could Have Been Much Worse

December 22, 2014 Democrats, pundits and federal employee unions have blasted the massive spending bill signed into law last week for including a Republican proposal to slash the budget of the Internal Revenue Service because of its alleged political bias. But the cuts could have been far worse, outgoing Senate Appropriations Committee Chairwoman...

EPA’s Budget Cut Shrinks Staff to Smallest Since 1989

December 22, 2014 The Environmental Protection Agency found itself among the losers in the massive fiscal 2015 spending bill signed last week by President Obama, absorbing a plan for heightened oversight and a $60 million cut that shrinks its staffing to the lowest levels since 1989. This continues five straight years of reductions....

Lockheed Martin Unit Forfeits $27.5 Million for Overbilling

December 22, 2014 A defense contractor producing products and services for U.S. troops in Iraq and Afghanistan agreed on Friday to repay the government $27.5 million to settle overbilling charges brought under the False Claims Act. The Justice Department announced on Friday that Lockheed Martin Integrated Systems overbilled the Pentagon for work performed...

Cigar Enthusiasts Champing at the Bit

December 22, 2014 Many U.S. businesses spent the weekend salivating over new trade and investment possibilities in Cuba that may be hastened by President Obama's move to begin normalizing relations with the left-wing dictatorship. But few took action quicker than the American cigar industry publication Cigar Aficianado, which took out a full-page ad...

OMB Trumpets Progress on Tracking Contractor Performance and Other Cross-Agency Goals

December 19, 2014 From cybersecurity to agency customer service to strategic sourcing, the priority goals set by the Obama administration in the budget last March continue to guide agency management improvements and are producing “notable progress and success,” according to the Office of Management and Budget. Deputy Director for Management Beth Cobert in...

Here Are All the US Ambassador Nominees the Senate Left in Limbo

December 19, 2014 The Senate’s last-minute flurry of ambassadorial confirmations was no doubt better than gridlock for the American Foreign Service Association. That union has long complained of extended vacancies in key overseas posts due to Senate internal politics, and earlier this year took a rare position criticizing the Obama administration for nominating...

Budget-Crunched IRS Revamps Exempt Organizations Division

December 18, 2014 “The IRS is guilty of targeting innocent Americans... So I targeted them.” So proclaimed Rep. Paul Gosar, R-Ariz., in explaining his authorship of the amendment Congress just passed to cut $353 million in the Internal Revenue Service’s budget. President Obama signed the fiscal 2015 omnibus spending bill containing the decrease...

The Ambassadorial Confirmation Scorecard

December 18, 2014 The Senate’s last-minute flurry of ambassadorial confirmations was no doubt better than gridlock for the American Foreign Service Association. That union has long complained of extended vacancies in key overseas posts due to Senate internal politics, and earlier this year took a rare position criticizing the Obama administration for nominating...

Nearly $1 Billion Spent To Elevate Afghan Women May Have Been Squandered

December 18, 2014 Improving the status of women has been a central challenge in Afghanistan since the 2001 overthrow of the Taliban. But current American efforts to boost access to jobs, health care, education and child care suffer from poor tracking of funds and an inability of U.S. agencies to connect their programs...

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