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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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Congressional Watchdogs Ask Their Hill Masters for Budget Hikes

March 9, 2016 It’s not just ordinary Americans who are feeling financially pressed these days. The Government Accountability Office and the Congressional Budget Office on Tuesday appealed to lawmakers for more money in fiscal 2017. The extra money is needed to make critical investments in technology and personnel, they said. GAO is seeking...

The IRS’ Slow Response to Taxpayer Letters Is Costing Everyone

March 9, 2016 The taxpayer correspondence inventory system at the Internal Revenue Service too often allows letters to go unanswered for extended periods, delaying refunds and sometimes causing the agency to pay extra interest to taxpayers, a watchdog found. The “over-age correspondence” lists reviewed last year by the Treasury Inspector General for Tax...

Border Agencies Fall Short of Fulfilling Ambitious Hiring Plans

March 8, 2016 How much the government should invest in border protection may depend on one’s view of whether the current Border Patrol and related operations demonstrate progress in improving national security. Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson at a Tuesday budget hearing faced challenges from senators warning that ISIS terrorists and Central American...

Justice Department Watchdog Will Probe FBI Shooting in Oregon

March 8, 2016 The videotaped Jan. 26 shooting of one of the protesters who occupied federal property at Oregon’s Malheur National Wildlife Refuge is now the subject of an investigation by the Justice Department’s inspector general, his office announced on Tuesday at a news conference in Bend, Ore. IG Michael Horowitz in a...

White House Taps Techies to Apply Federal Data to Beating Poverty

March 8, 2016 In a melding of 21st century digital tools with neighborhood-level reach, the White House on Monday rolled out its public-private Opportunity Project, designed to inject thousands of federal data sets into the kind of local anti-poverty activism President Obama knew during his days as a Chicago community organizer. Some 150...

Obama's Review of Regulations Has Saved $28 Billion, OMB Says

March 7, 2016 Since President Obama announced it in 2011, the administration’s “regulatory lookback” has saved an estimated $28 billion by eliminating or modernizing obsolete rules with an eye to easing the burden on industry, an Office of Management and Budget official said Friday. “These efforts significantly benefit states, local and tribal governments,...

OPM Responds to Zika Virus by Streamlining Agency Hiring

March 4, 2016 With the Zika viris continuing to spread from Central and Latin America, the Office of Personnel Management on Friday announced it is allowing streamlined hiring of specialists at the Health and Human Services and State departments, as well as at the U.S. Agency for International Development. As part of the...

House Panel Moves Property Management Bills While Jabbing GSA

March 3, 2016 The Obama administration’s longtime “reduce the federal footprint” effort to sell off excess properties came under fire at a House panel on Tuesday, followed a day later by committee approval of two bipartisan bills aimed at accelerating the process run by the General Services Administration. The Transportation and Infrastructure Committee...

SBA Reports Record-High Contracting for Women-Owned Firms

March 2, 2016 For the first time in 20 years of trying, federal agencies met their mandatory goal of steering small business contracts to women-owned firms, the Small Business Administration announced on Wednesday. “What we were able to achieve was because of that big lift across the country,” Administrator Maria Contreras-Sweet told a...

IRS Chief, First EPA Head Awarded Public Service Prize

March 2, 2016 One is a living hero from the Watergate scandal who in 1970 became the first administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency. The other is a veteran of the 1990s Office of Management and Budget who is under constant political fire as the current commissioner of the Internal Revenue Service. Both...