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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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Consumer Bureau Defends Data Collecting

April 23, 2013 Richard Cordray, the recess-appointed director of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, defended his agency’s collection of data on Americans’ credit card and mortgage payments against Republican critics’ suggestion that Americans see it as a “creepy” threat to privacy. At a Tuesday hearing at the Senate Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs ...

A Pentagon Executive’s Real Hometown

April 23, 2013 Last December’s release of the quadrennial “Plum Book,” the congressionally compiled list of top government jobs and supporting positions, contained a curiosity. In the section on the Defense Department’s top management, among the many jobs located in Arlington, Va., home to the Pentagon, was a notation for Shay Assad, director ...

FAA Steps Up Flight Delay Warnings as Furloughs Are Challenged in Court

April 22, 2013 The Federal Aviation Administration expanded last week’s warnings of flight delays at major airports due to furloughs of air traffic controllers, prompting a legal challenge from industry and pilots groups along with skepticism from Republicans in Congress who backed sequestration. On Sunday, “there were approximately 400 delays in the system ...

Agency Priority Goals Need Clarifying, GAO Finds

April 22, 2013 The Obama administration’s pursuit of mandatory agency priority goals suffers from a lack of clarity and interim milestones to gauge progress, the Government Accountability Office found. “GAO’s work has repeatedly shown that federal agencies must coordinate better to achieve common outcomes,” the congressional watchdog said in a report released Friday ...

Earth Day Intervention

April 22, 2013 The Environmental Protection Agency on Earth Day has interrupted its normal website home page programming with a special set of interactive presentations to mark the occasion. A simple but stirring photo of the planet is accompanied by text declaring simply, “Today is Earth Day.” Alongside are links to a slide ...

Airport Furloughs May Cause Flight Delays, FAA Says

April 19, 2013 This story has been updated. Long-anticipated furloughs of federal air traffic controllers due to sequestration will become visible this Sunday, delaying flights by three hours or more, the Associated Press reported. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood and Federal Aviation Administration chief Michael Huerta told reporters on Thursday that the required 10 ...

IRS to Send Furlough Notices to All Employees on Monday

April 19, 2013 All Internal Revenue Service employees will be notified Monday of five scheduled furlough days, beginning May 24, according to the head of the largest employees union at the IRS. Colleen Kelley, president of the National Treasury Employees Union, said on Friday that “implementation of any furlough days is a disappointing ...

Two Federal Agencies Send Teams to Texas Fertilizer Explosion Site

April 19, 2013 The cause of Wednesday’s fatal explosion at a fertilizer facility near Waco, Texas -- be it an industrial accident or criminal act -- will be investigated by two federal agencies along with state authorities. On Wednesday the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives sent members of its National Response ...

Pentagon Now a `Sideshow’ in Sequester Debate, Defense Official Says

April 18, 2013 During the runup to sequestration, Pentagon leaders thought everyone would be paying attention to them, “but now the issue of revenue is the big game in Congress, and we’re a sideshow,” Mike McCord, principle deputy Defense comptroller, said Thursday. “It took a little time to filter through, but we’re a ...

Sequester Will Crimp Census Bureau, Says Advocacy Group

April 18, 2013 The coming blunt force of sequestration will leave the Commerce Department’s Census Bureau with a budget of $845 million, 13 percent less than the $970 million requested and a spending level that will risk the government’s capacity to gauge economic conditions and formulate policy for both the public and private ...