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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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GAO Details Weaknesses in Governmentwide Quest for Clean Books

February 26, 2016 Despite two decades of progress on financial management, the government as a whole “urgently” needs to improve, the Government Accountability Office said on Thursday. In publishing its consolidated financial statements for fiscal 2014 and 2015, Congress’ watchdog reported that “certain material weaknesses in internal control over financial reporting and other...

Whistleblower Persuades Navy to Correct Risky Jet Fuel Waste

February 25, 2016 Disclosures from a Marine Corps maintenance control coordinator at a North Carolina jet fueling facility prompted the Navy to correct unsafe, unauthorized and wasteful fuel disposal practices, the Office of Special Counsel announced on Wednesday. Glenn Schwarz, stationed at the Fleet Readiness Center East Marine Corps Air Station at Cherry...

Senator Makes Good on Vow to Block OPM Nominee

February 25, 2016 Sen. David Vitter on Thursday made good on an earlier threat to place a hold on President Obama’s nomination of Beth Cobert to move from acting to permanent status as director of the Office of Personnel Management. “Time for OPM to Fess Up on Washington’s Obamacare Exemption,” Vitter proclaimed in...

GSA Tech Swat Team Expands to Offer Help on Agency State and Local Grants

February 24, 2016 A team of digital gurus at the General Services Administration will expand its consulting and acquisition services to federal agency programs helping states and localities, GSA announced on Tuesday. The 18F mobile squad will partner with agencies providing grants to state and local programs to offer “best practices of human-centered,...

Clinton Email Issues Shake Up State Dept. FOIA Operations

February 24, 2016 As unanswered questions about her private email server continue shadowing Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaign, the State Department she once led remains on the receiving end of criticisms, legal actions and disclosure requests involving the Freedom of Information Act. Most observers are focused on an ongoing FBI investigation of the role...

Union Leader Says He Has Good Relationship with IRS Chief

February 24, 2016 The employees union at the Internal Revenue Service enjoys solid communication with the agency’s commissioner, welcomes technological advances if appropriately applied and hopes to rebuild IRS’ shrunken workforce, according to National Treasury Employees Union National President Tony Reardon. In a session with reporters on Tuesday during the 150,000-member union’s annual...

Hoyer to Union: Lawmakers Shouldn't Use 'Bureaucrat as an Epithet'

February 23, 2016 Addressing a federal employee union revved up for an election year, House Minority Whip Steny Hoyer on Tuesday said the Republican-led Congress “is not doing its part” to meet the challenges of recruiting and training a federal workforce that forms “the finest civil service in the world.” The Maryland Democrat...

Agencies Advised to Be More 'Customer-Centric'

February 23, 2016 Though “pockets of excellence” exist in government, most agencies are falling short on providing services that satisfy taxpayers, said a Tuesday report based on interviews. “Federal agencies score far behind almost all industries and sectors, including state and local governments, in several customer satisfaction measures,” said the report by the...

Centers for Disease Control Forced to Redo Some Math

February 22, 2016 Two federal health and safety agencies on Sunday night heard their names broadcast during a “60 Minutes” follow-up story on the dangers of formaldehyde poisoning from a household laminated flooring product made in China. A year ago, the CBS News Sunday magazine broke the story that Lumber Liquidators, one of...

Must Presidential Transitions End with Sabotaged White House Keyboards?

February 19, 2016 Among the array of nonprofits shepherding the 2016-2017 presidential transition, the White House Transition Project probably enjoys the best documentation and the most ongoing contact with veterans of past Washington changeovers. The nonpartisan project to smooth the presidential transition and the presidential appointments process --led by Towson University political scientist...