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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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Interior highlights moves on renewable energy

December 20, 2011 The Interior Department on Tuesday announced progress on a trio of wind and solar power projects they say demonstrate the Obama administration's commitment to tapping the potential of renewable energy using public lands. Interior Secretary Ken Salazar at a press conference announced approval of two onshore utility-scale renewable energy projects,...

More BRAC Road Rage

December 19, 2011 Northern Virginia lawmakers were nearly shouting from the rooftops on Friday when it became clear that the 2012 Defense appropriations would become law with a cap on parking at the controversial Mark Center office complex in Alexandria, Va. The Pentagon is in the middle of transferring some 6,400 national security...

HHS names 32 health care providers as ‘pioneers’

December 19, 2011 The Health and Human Services Department on Monday announced the names of 32 health care physicians groups and systems that it anticipates will lead the country to the formation of accountable care organizations as called for in the 2010 health care reform law. "This is a historic step," HHS Secretary...

HUD responds to attacks on block grant program

December 19, 2011 The Housing and Urban Development Department on Friday moved to improve monitoring of a key block grant program for affordable home construction, following charges of fraud, delays and mismanagement aired by the media, Congress and the HUD inspector general. A proposed rule published in Friday's Federal Register would tighten state...

SEC husbands resources in appealing judge’s ruling on Citigroup

December 16, 2011 The Securities and Exchange Commission on Thursday announced that it would appeal a U. S. district judge's ruling rejecting a proposed settlement of a fraud case with Citigroup, a move that could affect both the agency's legal strategies and its deployment of resources. The independent regulator had charged Citigroup with...

HHS proposes rule to help define essential health benefits

December 16, 2011 The Health and Human Services Department on Friday detailed its proposed options for states to use in selecting the "essential health benefits'' they are required to offer individuals and small groups by 2014 under the 2010 Affordable Care Act. As described in a bulletin released for public comment, states preparing...

NRC chairman appears to weather attacks on his personality

December 15, 2011 Embattled Nuclear Regulatory Commission Gregory Jaczko emerged from House and Senate hearings on Thursday unmoved by calls by some Republican for his resignation, but expressing -- reluctantly, it appeared -- a desire to work out management-style differences with disgruntled fellow commissioners. The personality issues are entangled in debate over how...

Medicare Data Fight Continues

December 14, 2011 The Health and Human Services Department on Dec. 5 issued a final rule that for the first time opens up its massive, decades-old database of Medicare claims to the public, under certain conditions. But to some audiences the rule was notable for what it did not address. As called for...

Final Defense bill contains key contractor provisions

December 14, 2011 The latest version of the $662 billion Defense authorization bill that Congress is set to vote on resolves two controversies affecting contractors that played out this year. House and Senate negotiators have struck deals on reimbursement caps on contractor pay and on the issue of whether contractors should be required...

White House rebuts Wall Street Journal editorial on regulation

December 14, 2011 The use of certain federal statistics to bemoan a "surge" in regulations under President Obama, as practiced by opinion molders on The Wall Street Journal's editorial page Wednesday, is an approach the White House rejects. In an editorial headlined "Regulation for Dummies," the Journal recapped the ongoing dispute with Office...