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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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FDIC to Consolidate Northern Virginia Offices

November 25, 2013 The Federal Deposit Insurance Corp. announced plans to bring 600 of its employees closer to its Arlington, Va., headquarters, taking advantage of a building steps away left vacant when the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency moved to a new Arlington location in 2012. The independent banking regulator, which owns its...

Oversight Chairman Subpoenas OPM on Security Clearances

November 25, 2013 This story has been updated. Citing “disheartening” gaps in the government’s security clearance process, the top House oversight chairman on Friday issued a subpoena to the newly installed director of the Office of Personnel Management. Rep. Darrell Issa, R-Calif., chairman of the Oversight and Government Reform Committee, expressed frustration with...

Operators Are Standing By at Pentagon Whistleblower Hotline

November 16, 2013 News consumers may not be aware that many of the front-page scandals -- mishandling of bodies at Arlington Cemetery and Dover Air Force Base, sexual assaults in the military, bribery of naval officers by contractors in Asia -- came to light because of whistleblower complaints to the Pentagon’s anonymous hotline...

Managing the Message in the Middle East

November 15, 2013 FROM NEXTGOV arrow Among many changes in the Arab world during the past several tumultuous years is one that fits in the palm of a human hand. The proliferation of mobile devices, increasingly affordable and conducive to two-way interactivity, has not gone unnoticed by the U.S. government’s international broadcasters. Coolly positioned to drive...

It's Friday. How About Some Line Dancing Feds?

November 15, 2013 At a time of low morale in the shutdown and-pay freeze-weary federal workforce, it’s a nice contrast to behold some feds giving their Friday lunch hour over to the electric slide. Several dozen State Department employees can be seen on many Fridays line-dancing their cares away at the Columbia Plaza...

GSA Officially Solicits Sites for New FBI Headquarters

November 15, 2013 The General Services Administration on Friday took the next step in the years-long process of moving the FBI out of its cramped and outdated J. Edgar Hoover Building headquarters. A notice on FedBizOpps.gov asks for site proposals from developers willing to donate or sell land in the District or Virginia...

Operators are Standing By at Pentagon Whistleblower Hotline

November 15, 2013 News consumers may not be aware that many of the front-page scandals -- mishandling of bodies at Arlington Cemetery and Dover Air Force Base, sexual assaults in the military, bribery of naval officers by contractors in Asia -- came to light because of whistleblower complaints to the Pentagon’s anonymous hotline...

Pentagon's Hale Still Optimistic About a Budget 'Micro-Deal'

November 15, 2013 Chopping defense spending at a time of budget uncertainty poses risks to military readiness that might not be obvious to the general public, the Pentagon’s comptroller said on Thursday. “It’s like buying an insurance policy with a greatly raised deductible -- if you have to make a claim, there will...

Around Government

November 15, 2013 The Next Big Shake Installing an earthquake warning system before it’s too late. When a magnitude-9 earthquake struck off the coast of Japan in March 2011, it triggered an automatic warning that stopped trains, alerted students to take shelter under their desks, paused sensitive manufacturing and allowed hazardous chemicals to...

Messages to the Mid-East

November 15, 2013 Among many changes in the Arab world during the past several tumultuous years is one that fits in the palm of a human hand. The proliferation of mobile devices, increasingly affordable and conducive to two-way interactivity, has not gone unnoticed by the U.S. government’s international broadcasters. Coolly positioned to drive...