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 Faults Local Police Departments, Contractor in Navy Yard Shooting

February 11, 2014 Six months after a government contractor shot and killed 12 employees at the Washington Navy Yard, a House panel found that hundreds of police departments across the country have been neglecting federal requirements that they provide criminal histories to security clearance investigators. A pair of reports on the security clearance...

Pentagon Going Full-Speed Ahead to Improve Ethics

February 10, 2014 The two top Defense officials have made ethics reform a “No. 1 priority” across military services, lines and commands. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel announced Friday that he would soon appoint a new Pentagon senior ethics officer to report directly to him because “an uncompromising culture of accountability must exist at...

SEC Chief Given Waiver on Work for Former Client

February 10, 2014 An agency ethics office has given the chief of the Securities and Exchange Commission the go-ahead to end her recusal from cases involving a major bank that was among her prior clients at a Wall Street law firm. Mary Jo White received word in a Feb. 6 letter that waiving...

Two Democrats File Complaint Against Watchdog for Handling of IRS Probe

February 7, 2014 In another sign the flap over alleged political targeting by the Internal Revenue Service will not fade soon, two House Democrats have sent a 22-page complaint to the inspectors general council charging bias by the Treasury Department’s top auditor for tax issues. Reps. Elijah Cummings, D-Md., and Gerry Connolly, D-Va.,...

Watchdog: Uncle Sam Has Trouble Keeping Track of His Property

February 7, 2014 From roads to water towers to particle accelerators, the 480,000 government-owned structures nationwide are not being inventoried as carefully as its buildings, an audit found. As a result, agencies using differing criteria to report the structures they own may be missing opportunities to save money, the Government Accountability Office said...

OPM: Only Federal Employees Will Do Final Review of Background Checks

February 6, 2014 The Office of Personnel Management on Thursday tightened its control of the governmentwide background check process that is performed primarily by contractors. The move comes two weeks after the Justice Department officially charged the Falls Church-Va.,-based contractor USIS, the company that performed the background checks on fired National Security Agency...

Study Shows Agency Management Challenges Haven’t Changed

February 5, 2014 The thorniest problems confronting managers across government this year are essentially the same ones that they faced last year, according to a new private-sector study. Grant Thornton LLP, in anticipation of the “new management agenda” its authors expect President Obama to announce with his fiscal 2015 budget in early March,...

Army National Guard Recruiters Collected $29M in Fraudulent 'Bounties'

February 4, 2014 Undeserved “bounties” collected by recruiters under contract with the Army National Guard added up to fraud totaling at least $29 million in a program designed to boost troop strength during the Iraq war and after Hurricane Katrina, a Senate panel learned on Tuesday. The state-administered Guard Recruiting Assistance Program, or...

Next Wrinkle in IRS Flap: Does the IG Secretly Powwow with Republicans?

February 4, 2014 Two key Democrats on the House oversight panel are objecting to the Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration’s private meetings with the Republican chairman of their committee. In the latest in the ongoing and politicized dispute over the Internal Revenue Service’s mishandling of tax-exemption applications, Rep. Elijah Cummings, D-Md., and...

Army Guard Recruiting Fraud Tied to Weak Oversight

February 4, 2014 Undeserved “bounties” collected by recruiters under contract with the Army National Guard added up to fraud totaling at least $29 million in a program designed to boost troop strength during the Iraq war and after Hurricane Katrina, a Senate panel learned on Tuesday. The state-administered Guard Recruiting Assistance Program, or...

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