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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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Contractor Says Taxes Being Paid

March 12, 2012 An attorney for Leonie Industries has written a letter to Defense Secretary Leon Panetta and lawmakers disputing USA Today's recent assertion that the largest U.S. contractor in Afghanistan owes back taxes. Patton Boggs attorney Clark K. Ervin wrote on March 9 that the leaders of the firm in recent years...

Agencies restrict media access, survey of journalists finds

March 12, 2012 Reporters who cover the federal government encounter roadblocks that hinder their ability to keep the general public informed, according to a survey released Monday. The Society of Professional Journalists found that agency press staff subjected reporters to “alarming” rules requiring preapproval of interviews with employees, some outright prohibitions on interviews...

Where the White House Lets the Sunshine In

March 12, 2012 Using a headline straight out of the rock musical “Hair,” two top White House officials embarked on the news industry-sponsored Sunshine Week on Monday with a recap of the Obama administration’s projects promoting open government. In a blog titled “Let the Sunshine In,” Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs administrator...

GSA chief calls Telework Week a 'roaring success'

March 9, 2012 General Services Administration chief Martha Johnson spent Telework Week shuffling between her agency’s locations using mobile communications devices to gauge results and lessons learned. “It’s been a roaring success,” with more than half of GSA’s 12,800 employees participating in the five-day event that ended Friday, Johnson said. The 6,500 GSA...

Senate bill muddies waters on shedding excess real estate

March 9, 2012 A long-awaited Senate version of legislation to speed up sales of excess federal real estate was introduced on Thursday by a bipartisan group led by Sen. Tom Carper, D-Del., adding a new wrinkle to efforts by the Obama administration and House Republicans to streamline the federal role in property management...

Contractors and Back Taxes

March 8, 2012 Two senators have trained their sights on the largest contractor in the U.S. war effort in Afghanistan. According to a recent USA Today story, Sens. Tom Carper, D-Del., and Tom Coburn, R-Okla., have sent a letter to Defense Secretary Leon Panetta asking him to look into the tax situation of...

Fiscal stalemate will drag on into 2013, analyst forecasts

March 8, 2012 Longtime federal budget expert Stan Collender on Thursday predicted Congress will not pass any budget blueprints or spending bills before the fiscal year ends Sept. 30, and “the mother of all lame-duck sessions” in December will probably end with further delays on such key issues as the fate of the...

Small Business panel advances six pro-contractor bills

March 8, 2012 A package of six bills designed to steer more federal contract opportunities toward small businesses cleared the House Small Business Committee on Wednesday, amid bipartisan frustration at the Obama administration’s approach to helping what all parties see as a key sector for creating jobs. The marked-up bills would raise the...

Mine safety agency admits to faulty inspections

March 7, 2012 Federal inspectors failed to follow proper procedure in the 18 months leading up to the April 2010 explosion at the Upper Big Branch mine in West Virginia that caused 29 deaths, according to a report on an internal Labor Department review released Tuesday. Though a December 2011 report determined that...

VOA’s 70th Anniversary Draws VIP Crowd

March 7, 2012 With hundreds of employees and alumni in the audience, the Voice of America marked its 70th anniversary on Wednesday receiving video greetings from some very important personages. President Obama, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, Myannmar’s Nobel Peace-Prize winning opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi and the Dalai Lama all weighed...