AUTHOR ARCHIVES

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.
Results 81-90 of 1498

GSA Advances Services Contracts with Small Business

February 25, 2014 The General Services Administration has awarded 125 contracts to small businesses for its-long anticipated One Acquisition Solution for Integrated Services, called OASIS, for companies qualified to meet agencies’ complex professional service requirements. Designed exclusively as a small-business set-aside, OASIS is the federal response to the growing need for a streamlined ...

Foreign Service Group Wants to Raise the Bar on White House Nominees

February 25, 2014 The Foreign Service union released new guidelines designed to raise the bar on qualifications of ambassadorial appointments, acknowledging the value of both career and non-career envoys but steering clear of some of President Obama’s currently controversial choices. The Guidelines for Successful Performance as Chief of Mission are offered as “a ...

Ways and Means Chairman Threatens IRS With Subpoena

February 24, 2014 Impatient with the Internal Revenue Service’s cooperation on document disclosure, House Ways and Means Committee Chairman Dave Camp, R-Mich., on Monday wrote to IRS chief John Koskinen to pressure the tax agency to turn over more documents related to last year’s scandal over the alleged targeting of mostly conservative nonprofit ...

CBO Tallies Cost of Stimulus Package

February 24, 2014 With Republicans and Democrats sparring anew over the impact of the 2009 Recovery Act, the Congressional Budget Office on Friday reported that its own projections on the cost of the economic stimulus are for the most part unchanged. “CBO’s estimates of the economic effects of the American Recovery and Reinvestment ...

GSA Inks Deal for Zero-Energy Building, Upgrades Texas Port

February 21, 2014 The General Services Administration has sealed an unusual deal to guarantee achievement of net-zero energy consumption in a federal facility, awarding a $6.4 million contract to Schneider Electric to upgrade the Almeric Christian Federal Building in St. Croix, U.S. Virgin Islands. The Dallas-based global energy management firm announced on Tuesday ...

Watchdog: Successful Interagency Partnerships Built on Trust, Communication

February 21, 2014 Interagency goals such as food safety and homeland security are best met when leaders from different federal organizations establish trust and achieve early wins, according to a new report from the Government Accountability Office. “Low-hanging fruit,” or feasible steps that can be completed short term, have “allowed officials to establish ...

Outgoing Comptroller Bob Hale Says the Pentagon Can Be Audited by 2017

February 21, 2014 Defense Department Comptroller Robert Hale, who oversees thousands of employees processing 150 million financial transactions a year, is devoting part of his final days at the Pentagon to talking up the department’s progress toward fulfilling a congressional mandate to clean up its books by 2017. Despite the sticky issues that ...

Poll: Half the Federal Workforce Says They Might Leave Government

February 20, 2014 Fifty percent of federal employees are mulling a career switch, according to a small, online poll released Thursday. The reasons, not surprisingly, include frustration over the three-year pay freeze, political attacks on the government workforce and an expectation of higher salaries in the private sector. The PulsePoll survey of 370 ...

Departing Pentagon Comptroller ‘Infuriated’ By Press Reports on Financial Management

February 20, 2014 Defense Department Comptroller Robert Hale, who oversees thousands of employees processing 150 million financial transactions a year, is devoting part of his final days at the Pentagon to talking up the department’s progress toward fulfilling a congressional mandate to clean up its books by 2017. Despite the sticky issues that ...

Watchdog Taps Contractors for Lessons on Rebuilding Afghanistan

February 18, 2014 U.S. contractors on the front lines of the mission know better than “the happy talk coming out” of Afghanistan, said John Sopko, the special inspector general for Afghanistan reconstruction. On Tuesday, Sopko tasked a major contractors group with supplying lessons learned and best practices to help the U.S. effort to ...