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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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Ban on A-76 competitions for outsourcing extended in omnibus bill

December 22, 2011 The consolidated spending bill that President Obama is expected to sign Friday includes language extending a three-year-old ban on A-76 studies, or agency competitions for pending work that pits federal employees against contractors. Congress early in the Obama administration reversed a 2003 George W. Bush administration effort to outsource more...

Main Treasury building garners top green certification

December 21, 2011 The elegant 19th-century building that is the Treasury Department's Washington headquarters was awarded a gold certification Wednesday, earning the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) award given by the U.S. Green Building Council. The independent sustainability ratings group said it believes the structure is the oldest in the world...

Making Last-Minute History at GPO

December 20, 2011 Public printer William Boarman, whose long-term appointment by President Obama continues to be blocked in the Senate, made history on Tuesday by naming the first female to the second-highest slot at the Government Printing Office. Davita Vance-Cooks will serve as deputy public printer, GPO announced, having completed nearly a year...

GOP senator’s latest report on government waste pokes Congress

December 20, 2011 The latest annual slam on wasteful spending from Sen. Tom Coburn mocks federal grants and line items ranging from magic museums to the Appalachian Regional Commission, and the Oklahoma Republican does not spare Congress or his home state from his public scolding. "Wastebook 2011," released Tuesday, ranks and describes 100...

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...