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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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Conservative Transparency Group Sues 12 Agencies Alleging FOIA Obstruction

May 10, 2016 The right-leaning legal group Cause of Action on Monday filed a lawsuit against the White House counsel’s office and 11 other federal agencies charging the Obama administration with obstructing Freedom of Information Act requests. The group, which filed a similar suit in August 2014, said the administration misses deadlines under...

House Move to ‘Repurpose’ Overseas War Funding Is Risky, Critics Say

May 9, 2016 A maneuver by the House Armed Services Committee to “repurpose” funds for military operations overseas to pay for weapons systems and training is a likely bone of contention as Congress moves to consider the fiscal 2017 National Defense Authorization Act. The bill, H.R. 4904, cleared the House panel April 28...

Homeland Security Watchdog to Probe TSA Racial Profiling

May 9, 2016 The inspector general for the Homeland Security Department has opened an investigation of alleged racial profiling of Somalis at the Transportation Security Administration. The watchdog on Thursday announced that a TSA employee had complained via a hotline that “his supervisor advised him to treat members of the Somali community differently...

New Approach to Presidential Transition Officially Under Way

May 9, 2016 This story has been updated. Just ahead of the deadline six months before Election Day, President Obama on Friday signed an executive order establishing the framework for the coming presidential transition. The order is Obama’s first implementing the 2016 Edward “Ted” Kaufman and Michael Leavitt Presidential Transitions Improvements Act, signed...

The Pentagon's Intel Chief Already Has Some Advice for the Next US President

May 9, 2016 With Congress revisiting how Pentagon units share authority under the 1986 Goldwater-Nichols Act, the intelligence agencies under the next presidential administration should likewise review their own unity of effort to become more agile and able to integrate, the top Defense intelligence official said Thursday. “The integration of intelligence of the...

Pentagon Intel Chief Seeks Same Unity of Effort as Military Services

May 6, 2016 With Congress revisiting how Pentagon units share authority under the 1986 Goldwater-Nichols Act, the intelligence agencies under the next presidential administration should likewise review their own unity of effort to become more agile and able to integrate, the top Defense intelligence official said Thursday. “The integration of intelligence of the...

VA Therapist’s Whistleblower Complaint Resolved Through Mediation

May 6, 2016 An addiction therapist at a Phoenix VA hospital has settled with the Veterans Affairs Department to resolve a whistleblower retaliation case through mediation, the Office of Special Counsel announced on Friday. Brandon Coleman had disclosed that the hospital was not complying with VA policy requirements on suicide watch for vulnerable...

Group Sues SBA, Says Government ‘Defrauded Small Businesses’

May 5, 2016 Just a week after the Small Business Administration celebrated record-breaking contract awards to small business owners eligible for government set-asides, a longtime critic filed suit in federal court for an injunction to force SBA to halt some of the practices used in measuring its success. The Petaluma, Calif.-based American Small...

Inspectors General Win a Round in Fight Over Access

May 5, 2016 A key agenda item for the government’s 72 inspectors general has long been widening their access to sensitive documents that some agencies withhold, for reasons ranging from national security to wiretapping records to the privacy of credit reports. In the past week, the watchdogs got encouraging news from a previously...

Key Senator Asks GAO to Look Into Office of Special Counsel

May 5, 2016 On the same day his Senate panel voted to approve President Obama’s nominee for a second term leading the Office of Special Counsel, a key Senate committee chairman wrote to the Government Accountability Office requesting an in-depth examination of that office’s procedures and oversight mechanisms. The re-nomination of Special Counsel...

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