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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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Programs for disabled job seekers are fragmented, repetitive, GAO finds

July 5, 2012 Federal efforts to help disabled job seekers stretch over 45 programs and nine agencies, “reflecting a fragmented system of services,” the latest Government Accountability Office report on duplication in government stated. The June report has come at a time when the Office of Management and Budget must clarify its goals ...

The Obama way: Assessing the president's management approach

July 3, 2012 A president’s time is his “most precious resource,” in the words of Austan Goolsbee, who spent two years on the Council of Economic Advisers in the Obama White House. “The structure of how the government operates is not conducive to micromanaging by the president,” he says. President Obama’s “focus is ...

Small business share of contracts shrunk slightly in 2011, SBA reports

July 3, 2012 The Small Business Administration on Tuesday released its annual score card on federal contract dollars won by small businesses, reporting that contractors meeting the eligibility criteria were awarded $91.5 billion in government work in fiscal 2011, or 21.65 percent of the total. Current law requires agencies to reach for a ...

Contractors seek changes in bill to curb human trafficking

July 3, 2012 A bill to impose new requirements on overseas contractors to help prevent human trafficking in war zones cleared a key Senate panel Thursday, but at least one contractor group is arguing for adjustments before the bill goes to President Obama’s desk. The End Trafficking in Government Contracting Act (S 2234), ...

OMB defends its progress weeding out federal websites

July 2, 2012 The Office of Management and Budget is rebutting a charge from Sen. Tom Coburn, R-Okla., that the Obama administration has fallen short on its promises to eliminate obsolete agency websites as part of its Campaign to Cut Waste. On June 7, Coburn asked the Congressional Research Service to examine the ...

Senate confirms new Nuclear Regulatory chief

July 2, 2012 The Senate on Friday followed through on a bipartisan agreement and confirmed geologist Allison MacFarlane to lead the troubled Nuclear Regulatory Commission, also approving the reappointment of Kristine Svinicki for another five-year term. President Obama nominated MacFarlane, a George Mason University professor of environmental science and policy who wrote the ...

Around Government

July 1, 2012 Battle of the Blaze Crews stand by for another dangerous wildfire season. Federal wild land managers predict another volatile forest fire season in 2012, particularly in the Southwest, where states experienced record-breaking blazes in 2011 and Texas remains gripped in a tinder-producing drought. New Mexico battled another epic fire this ...

Learning to Lead

July 1, 2012 A president’s time is his “most precious resource,” in the words of Austan Goolsbee, who spent two years on the Council of Economic Advisers in the Obama White House. “The structure of how the government operates is not conducive to micromanaging by the president,” he says. President Obama’s “focus is ...

Senators would speed federal property sales by easing requirements

June 29, 2012 A Senate version of legislation to speed sales of unneeded federal properties cleared the Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee on Friday after chief sponsor, Sen. Tom Carper, D-Del., said it was time to abandon one part of a 1987 law giving advocates for the homeless first crack at purchasing ...

HHS chief welcomes high court’s health care ruling with new grants

June 29, 2012 One day after the historic Supreme Court ruling upholding the 2010 health care reform law, Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius called for an end to “political fighting” and rolled out a new offering of grants to help states establish insurance exchanges under law. Though numerous states had declined ...