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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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IRS budget would allow for thousands of new hires

February 15, 2011 President Obama's fiscal 2012 budget includes $1.1 billion in new funds for the Internal Revenue Service, about a 9 percent increase from 2010 levels that would translate to 5,112 new hires, or a 5 percent expansion of enforcement operations. "The new enforcement personnel," says an IRS fact sheet, "will generate...

GSA budget focuses on selling property, green buildings and citizen IT

February 14, 2011 President Obama's fiscal 2012 budget would boost the General Services Administration's budget by $200 million from fiscal 2010 and stabilize it during the next five years. It would task GSA with continuing its effort to sell off excess federal properties, pursue greener federal buildings, and achieve savings through paperless communication...

House panel pressures GSA to speed sale of excess properties

February 10, 2011 Warning federal agencies that "we will demand lists" of underused and excess properties, a newly installed House subcommittee chairman on Thursday took a General Services Administration official to task during an unusual field hearing held in an unheated annex of Washington's Old Post Office building. With lawmakers, three witnesses and...

House Republicans pace their rollout of regulatory review

February 9, 2011 As he prepares for a key Thursday hearing on regulatory review, House Oversight and Government Reform Committee Chairman Darrell Issa, R-Calif., is making it plain that business leaders, and not individuals, employee organizations or advocacy groups, will steer his effort to identify and curb agency regulations seen as impeding job...

Obama’s chief regulatory reviewer expands guidance to agencies

February 4, 2011 The impresario of the Obama administration's quest to identify regulations that are outdated, inefficient or "plain stupid" has released expanded guidance to agencies, giving them 100 days to draft strategies that "promote public participation, improve integration and innovation, increase flexibility, ensure scientific integrity, and increase retrospective analysis of existing rules."...

Agency buy-in called key to success of Government Performance Act

February 2, 2011 Agency officials will be under unprecedented pressure to step forward and identify ineffective programs under their own jurisdictions, Sen. Mark Warner, D-Va., said on Wednesday at a panel discussion marking the release of a Center for American Progress report on how best to implement the 2010 Government Performance and Results...

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....