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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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Open Secrets

February 1, 2011 The nation's spy agency steps into the public eye, releasing documents and airing candid assessments of past operations. In April 2010, some of the most secretive professionals in government launched their contribution to the Obama administration's transparency campaign. CIA officials released their open government plan on the agency's website, "mindful,"...

Spy agency steps into the public eye

February 1, 2011 In April 2010, some of the most secretive professionals in government launched their contribution to the Obama administration's transparency campaign. CIA officials released their open government plan on the agency's website, "mindful," as it states, "that continued public support for CIA is very much dependent upon public understanding of its...

Freshman subcommittee chairman focuses on federal real estate

January 31, 2011 Following through on a pre-election promise to improve management of federal real estate, John Mica, the new chairman of the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee, is counting on a freshman to head his panel's subcommittee dealing with public buildings. Rep. Jeff Denham, R-Calif., who performed similar work as a California...

Issa’s request for agency FOIA records draws mixed reviews

January 31, 2011 The House oversight panel's recent wide-net demand for Freedom of Information Act records either could elevate agency responsiveness to public requests for documents, or overburden already underresourced FOIA offices, according to advocates for greater government transparency. Rep. Darrell Issa, R-Calif., chairman of the Oversight and Government Reform Committee, on Jan....

Green Gaps

January 26, 2011 "Powering down all desktop computers, locally connected printers and other non- networked peripherals at the end of the day will reduce energy consumption." This suggestion from Aaron Helton, an Office of Personnel Management staffer, was one of more than 5,300 submissions for the Obama administration's recent Green Gov Challenge. Helton's...

Obama regulatory chief draws skepticism from GOP House members

January 26, 2011 In his first appearance before a panel of the new Republican-led House, the Obama administration's point man on the president's regulatory review on Wednesday promised an increased agency awareness of the burdens that regulations might impose on small businesses and job creation -- eliciting a barrage of skeptical queries from...

Agencies learn from missteps during last year’s flooding in Nashville

January 25, 2011 Federal agencies are revamping their data-sharing and communications practices along the lines of criticisms laid out last week in a National Weather Service self-assessment of the May 2010 response to deadly flooding around Nashville, Tenn. The report, written by a team of Weather Service specialists not directly involved in the...

EPA tops list of pending regulations under review

January 24, 2011 The week President Obama announced his controversial governmentwide search for outdated or inefficient regulations, the White House online dashboard that tracks pending regulations under review showed that the Environmental Protection Agency is responsible for the lion's share. Of the 130 final or proposed rules the Office of Information and Regulatory...

SEC transparency faulted by watchdog group

January 21, 2011 The Securities and Exchange Commission has been remiss in posting reports by its inspector general that probe employee behavior in such areas as conflicts of interest, misuse of travel funds and retaliation against whistleblowers, according to a compendium released Thursday by the Project on Government Oversight. "These Are the Investigative...

Interior announces new structure for regulating deepwater drilling

January 19, 2011 The Interior Department created two independent bureaus and an advisory panel on Wednesday as Secretary Ken Salazar announced widespread structural changes designed to streamline federal regulation and response to emergencies related to deepwater oil drilling. In the third major reorganization since the April 2010 massive oil spill from BP's Macando...