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Charles S. Clark

Senior Correspondent Charles S. 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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HHS Quietly Alters Obamacare-Related Items on Medicaid Website

July 12, 2018 In the latest of its reports on the Trump administration’s alterations to agency websites, the Sunlight Foundation on Thursday said that the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services had quietly removed or altered 14 pages of materials related to the 2010 Affordable Care Act. An examination by the group’s Web...

Senator Predicts Clash with Intel Chief Over Fired Whistleblower Advocate

July 11, 2018 Eight months after he was placed on administrative leave and four months after he was fired, controversial former Intelligence Community whistleblower ombudsman Dan Meyer is forging ahead with appeals to multiple entities to learn the precise reasons for his termination. Several senators who work with whistleblowers also want to know,...

ICE Downplays Consultancy’s Cancellation of Contract Over Moral Concerns

July 10, 2018 In more fallout from President Trump’s toughened border policy, the Immigration and Customs Enforcement bureau learned this week that the McKinsey & Co. consulting firm has discontinued one of its management contracts. As reported Monday by The New York Times, employees at the global firm had raised moral concerns when...

IRS Spent Nearly $400 Million for Scant Progress in Collecting Overseas Taxes

July 10, 2018 The Internal Revenue Service, tasked with implementing the Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act with no new funds, spent $380 million on a roadmap for documenting overseas assets but made little progress, a watchdog found. The tax agency “has taken limited or no action on a majority of the planned activities...

Inspectors General Mark 40th Year Amid Calls for Better Communication, Oversight

July 9, 2018 The government’s 73 inspectors general provide “an excellent return on taxpayers’ investment in their work and have become a critical part of the checks and balances in our democratic system,” the Bipartisan Policy Center said in a report released on Monday. But “agency heads and inspectors general often keep too...

Obama-Era Deputy Departs Consumer Bureau, Abandons Succession Lawsuit

July 9, 2018 In a victory for the Trump administration’s deregulatory push, the deputy head of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau has quit her position along with her lawsuit challenging the White House’s appointment of its own budget director as acting bureau chief. Leandra English, according to news reports on Friday, said through...

Commerce Hopes to Derail Lawsuits on Census Citizenship Question

July 6, 2018 The decision in March by Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross to add a controversial citizenship question to the 2020 census has provoked multiple lawsuits, one of which got a key boost this week when a New York judge allowed discovery to proceed. Judge Jesse Furman of Manhattan’s Southern District accepted the...

Deputy Commander in Iraq Misused Staff for Personal Tasks

July 5, 2018 The Marine Corps Deputy Commanding General for U.S. operations in Iraq required a female aide to perform personal tasks outside prescribed duties, a watchdog found, substantiating complaints about errands as petty as fetching snacks, picking up his laundry, arranging delivery of his special toothpaste and making gym reservations. Baghdad-based Brig....

Attorney General Cancels Two Dozen Justice Guidance Documents

July 5, 2018 In keeping with the Trump administration’s targeting of agency guidance not required by statute, Attorney General Jeff Sessions on Tuesday announced that he was rescinding 24 documents written to provide legal guidance by past administrations. Citing his own November 2017 memo barring agency lawyers from writing rules in ways that...

GSA Streamlines General Schedules to Allow Ancillary Purchases

July 5, 2018 In one of its most noteworthy expansions of the General Schedules for routine purchasing, the General Services Administration on Tuesday announced full implementation of a streamlining option for agencies that need to add ancillary purchases to long-standing multiple-award contracts. The so-called Order-Level Materials initiative, built around a January 2018 General...