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Charles S. Clark

Senior Correspondent Charles S. 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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Evidence-Based Policy Meets Reality In Federal Agencies

March 28, 2018 There’s evidence, and then there’s evidence. As soon as Congress began finalizing last year’s legislation to have agencies embrace evidence in evaluating program success, lawmakers of differing ideologies were already disagreeing over its meaning for real-world decisions involving, for example, efforts to alleviate poverty. On Wednesday, the Bipartisan Policy Center...

Miscommunication, Not Dishonesty, Marked FBI Handling of San Bernardino Shooter’s iPhone

March 27, 2018 In the aftermath of the deadly December 2015 domestic terrorist attack on an office in San Bernardino, Calif., the FBI found itself internally divided over whether it had the capability—and the legal right under privacy laws—to unlock the iPhone of the deceased shooter. There were communications lapses between key offices,...

In the Era of Fake News, VOA Is Fact-Checking Russia’s Messages

March 27, 2018 The Russian ambassador to the United Kingdom last week stated that his government had “no links to the analytical organization Cambridge Analytica,” the British company now under fire for using Facebook data to target American voters in the 2016 elections. “False,” declared the Polygraph.info service being fed to thousands in...

In the Era of Fake News, VOA Is Fact-Checking Russia’s Messages

March 26, 2018 The Russian ambassador to the United Kingdom last week stated that his government had “no links to the analytical organization Cambridge Analytica,” the British company now under fire for using Facebook data to target American voters in the 2016 elections. “False,” declared the Polygraph.info service being fed to thousands in...

Army Told to Improve Monitoring of Small Business Subcontracts

March 23, 2018 Staff at two Army Contracting Command locations sometimes neglected to assure that contractors gave appropriate subcontracts to small businesses, the Pentagon watchdog found. Though most of the officials located at Redstone Arsenal in Alabama and Army Contracting Command in Warren, Michigan, were given a clean bill of health, officials working...

Long-Proprietary Congressional Research Reports Will Now Be Made Public

March 23, 2018 Lawmakers who long protected their right to control reports from the Congressional Research Service now face a new era of full disclosure. Buried in the 2,232-page fiscal 2018 omnibus spending bill Congress approved and President Trump signed is a much-debated provision to require the Library of Congress, beginning 90 days...

The 19 Agencies Trump Tried To Kill Aren’t Going Away

March 22, 2018 A year ago, the fledgling Trump administration wrote a “skinny budget” that proposed eliminating 19 federal agencies long regarded with suspicion by many Republicans. But in the fiscal 2018 omnibus spending bill now on the verge of approval by the Senate (the House passed it Thursday afternoon), none of the...

EPA Turns Over Pruitt Travel Records Showing Higher Expenses Than Initially Disclosed

March 21, 2018 The bipartisan effort by the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee to examine travel costs at the Environmental Protection Agency bore fruit on Tuesday as the agency turned over a new batch of records relating to controversial travel by Administrator Scott Pruitt. Committee staffers told Government Executive they are still...

House Democrat Says Trump Is Planning a 'Coup' at Broadcasting Board

March 21, 2018 Speculation from early in the Trump administration that the new president would seek to put his own imprint on the government’s international broadcasting may be borne out. On Tuesday, Rep. Eliot Engel, D-N.Y., ranking member of the House Foreign Affairs Committee, wrote to the Broadcasting Board of Governors warning that...

Relaunch of President’s Management Agenda Touts 'Getting 'er Done'

March 20, 2018 As promised in President Trump’s fiscal 2019 budget request, administration officials on Tuesday rolled out what they called a “relaunch” of the president’s management agenda, focusing on “execution” of government modernization ideas they acknowledged will sound familiar. “We know that the public is frustrated with government’s perceived inability to deliver...