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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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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...

OPM Widens Team of Contractors for New Background Check Bureau

September 12, 2016 Less than a month before it is scheduled to stand up its new National Background Investigations Bureau, the Office of Personnel Management on Monday announced that it had accepted bids from four contractors, two of which are already performing security clearance background investigations. Joining incumbents CACI Premier Technology Inc. and...

TSA Told to Beef Up Security System at Maritime Facilities

September 12, 2016 Transportation Security Administration leaders have provided lax oversight of the program that produces identity cards for dockworkers, increasing chances of penetration of port facilities by criminals or flouters of immigration law, a watchdog found. The Transportation Worker Identification Credentials program, which has assigned more than 3.5 million bio-metric I.D. cards...

FOIA Litigation Is Rising, and the Cost Is Unclear

September 12, 2016 Lawsuits from unsatisfied Freedom of Information Act requesters rose 57 percent over the past decade, and yet the Justice Department has not thoroughly tracked the resulting costs, according to a new audit. Since 2006, Justice has reported 3,350 FOIA lawsuits filed against agencies, the Government Accountability Office said in a...

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