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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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ATF nominee criticized over ‘Fast and Furious’ response

January 18, 2013 Two days after President Obama released his package of reforms aimed at curbing gun violence, the top Republican on the House oversight panel has blasted one of the proposed steps: the nomination of B. Todd Jones to direct the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives. Rep. Darrell Issa, R-Calif., ...

Foreign Service Group: Thanks, Ben Affleck!

January 17, 2013 When Ben Affleck accepted the best director Golden Globe Award Sunday night, he went out of his way to thank the employees of the CIA's Clandestine Service and the Foreign Service officers on whose exploits his film Argo was based. Now the American Foreign Service Association is returning the favor. ...

Big role for the military in Obama’s second inauguration festivities

January 16, 2013 Plans for Obama’s second inaugural show ceremonial nods to the nation’s civil rights heritage and the growing visibility of Hispanic Americans. But no group will occupy more center-stage at the four-day event than the military. At a press conference Wednesday, key planners described the special roles that military men and ...

Labor-management council aims for full agency participation in forums

January 16, 2013 To kick-start progress on using agency forums to encourage “pre-decisional involvement” of employees, the National Council on Federal Labor-Management Relations on Wednesday voted to create a standing Problem Resolution Committee. The new panel will lend its clout to confronting the estimated 10 percent of agencies that have yet to embrace ...

Where are the electronic health record savings?

January 15, 2013 FROM NEXTGOV arrow The belief that health care costs can be trimmed if more medical practitioners switch to electronic record-keeping has suffered a blow with the release of a RAND Corp. study finding that such savings have yet to materialize. The conclusion adds to challenges confronting the Health and Human Services Department as ...

Fiscal 2014 budget delayed, OMB confirms, citing uncertainty

January 15, 2013 Acting White House budget director Jeffrey Zients has confirmed that the Obama administration’s fiscal 2014 budget will be not be ready by the normal release date in early February. In a newly released Jan. 11 letter responding to an inquiry from House Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan, R-Wis., Zients said ...

OMB: Consider hiring freeze, dropping temps

January 14, 2013 On the same day President Obama warned Congress that he would not negotiate budget cuts under threat of lawmaker refusal to raise the debt ceiling, his acting budget director told agency heads to “intensify efforts to identify actions that may be required should sequestration occur.” In a Monday memo to ...

Rep. Cuellar hopes to influence agency management from appropriations post

January 14, 2013 Rep. Henry Cuellar, D-Texas, author of the 2010 Government Performance and Results Modernization Act, plans to use his new post on the powerful House Appropriations Committee to further his long-standing efforts to improve agency efficiency and responsiveness. “I am confident,” he said in a Monday statement to Government Executive, that ...

HHS responds slowly to GOP demands for Obamacare documents

January 14, 2013 Congressional Republicans, as part of their continuing opposition to the 2010 Affordable Care Act, have been demanding internal documents from the Health and Human Services Department, which has been slowly but not fully complying, congressional sources say. The department’s hiring of contractors to help set up the law’s state health ...

Pentagon No. 2 issues guidance to 'mitigate' budget uncertainty

January 11, 2013 After months of near-silence on planning for sequestration, Deputy Defense Secretary Ashton B. Carter on Thursday instructed Pentagon managers to prepare specific actions in case Congress and the White House fail to enact a new budget deal. Carter’s guidance memo to all top service and civilian directors authorized such steps ...