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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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Postal Clerk Learns He Can't 'Make America Great Again' While on Government Property

September 19, 2016 With election season nearing its climax, the Office of Special Counsel recently jawboned three federal employees into removing illegal campaign paraphernalia from their federal work facilities. “The Hatch Act prohibits federal employees from engaging in partisan political activity while on duty or in the workplace,” the independent agency noted in...

Pentagon Eases Blockade of Access to Science Group's Website

September 16, 2016 For the past six months, Defense Department employees attempting to read online blogs on the Federation of American Scientists were presented with a notice saying, “Access to this website has been blocked for operational reasons by the DoD Enterprise-Level Protection System.” As explained in a Wednesday posting by Steven Aftergood,...

House Delays IRS Chief Impeachment Vote, Schedules Hearing

September 15, 2016 Putting aside for now a back-bencher’s resolution to impeach the Internal Revenue commissioner, House leaders late Wednesday night settled on a new schedule that gives the Republican conference more time to work out clashing political strategies with only weeks to go to the election. The House Judiciary Committee announced that,...

House Panel Clears Bill to Give $10,000 to Agency Cost-Cutters

September 15, 2016 The House Oversight and Government Reform panel on Thursday approved a bill aimed at reining in agency last-minute spending binges by offering a $10,000 bonus to employees to expose waste. The Easy Savings Act (H.R. 2532), introduced last year by Rep. Chuck Fleischmann, R-Tenn., would expand the awards program for...

Contractors Urge Next President to Upgrade Acquisition Workforce

September 15, 2016 Under either a Clinton or Trump administration, the “on-demand” government of the future must be “responsive, agile, resilient, flexible, dynamic, flatter, more connected, less hierarchical, dynamic, seamless, more personalized, transparent and accountable.” That’s according to the Professional Services Council’s blueprint for the incoming 45th president, released on Thursday under the...

U.S. Policies in Afghanistan Abetted Corruption on a Massive Scale

September 14, 2016 Fifteen years after the U.S. invasion of Afghanistan, it is clear that a multi-agency failure to focus on the threat of corruption is a major reason for the instability that persists in that war-torn country, a watchdog said on Wednesday. John Sopko, Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction, said U.S....

Former Clinton IT Aide Describes Destruction of Old Devices as Routine

September 14, 2016 FROM NEXTGOV arrow House Republicans’ continuing investigation of Hillary Clinton’s use of a private email server on Tuesday prompted new subpoenas, three witnesses taking the Fifth Amendment and one Clinton family information technology aide explaining his use of a hammer to destroy his boss’ obsolete mobile devices. Justin Cooper, a 15-year all-purpose employee...

Expect the House to Consider Impeaching the IRS Chief This Week

September 14, 2016 A single House member on Tuesday set the wheels in motion for a possible vote to impeach the Internal Revenue commissioner, a move long sought by a group within the Republican conference but which the leadership may not embrace. Rep. John Fleming, R-La., backed by allies in the House Freedom...

Obamacare Exchanges at Risk for Fraud, Watchdog Finds

September 13, 2016 Though enrollees report satisfaction with health insurance obtained under the Affordable Care Act, the state-based marketplace exchanges remain vulnerable to fraudulent applications, the Government Accountability Office found. In a pair of new reports, auditors reported results of undercover testing of the program’s verification of eligibility for what in many cases...

Former Clinton IT Aide Describes Destruction of Old Devices as Routine

September 13, 2016 House Republicans’ continuing investigation of Hillary Clinton’s use of a private email server on Tuesday prompted new subpoenas, three witnesses taking the Fifth Amendment and one Clinton family information technology aide explaining his use of a hammer to destroy his boss’ obsolete mobile devices. Justin Cooper, a 15-year all-purpose employee...

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